Monday, February 26, 2007

Coming soon...Ugly Mudder Race Report!

Yesterday, I climbed a mountain. And then I went down it. And then I fell over in exhaustion.

In between I spotted rare things like the US Orienteering team, moose, and a pagoda. I had the pleasure of chewing GU and realized how best to spend $24.95. I chatted with marathoners from Jersey and helped seniors to stop sliding down slopes. I climbed what felt like a gazillion rock formations, what felt like a hundred steps to the Great Wall of China (Reading), and managed to claw my way up the vertical Mount Mud.

And all of that was in about 7 miles.

It was the Ugly Mudder and it was fun. And a real, blog-worthy race report will be on its way later this week and it will even include pictures.

But for now I'm spending much of my time attempting to walk upright. Without crying. In pain.

Need a little preview? Here's the Garmin output...


Jeremy said...

Whoa! That is some serious elevation change for a run! Job well done!

TxSkatemom said...

yowza, yowza, yowza. Never more will i b!tch about a few hundred feet of elevation change. Kudos!

Duane said...

Now that is a serious training day!

JohnnyTri said...

Yikes! Im outta breath lookn at the graph!
Hope those legs recover quick..


TriShannon said...

Sounds like you had an interesting, rough on the legs day! Hope you recover quickly. Cannot wait to read the race report!

Ellen said...

What a great race! I'm glad to hear a good personal report on the Yaxtracks and I definitely think the one woman who snipped at me was just having a moment. The little boy who gave me my shirt with a big smile more than made up for it :) My friend who was supposed to run the Mudder with me is already talking up the Half Wit this summer... I'm pretty psyched.

Looking forward to your race report! Thanks for checking out my silly little blog :)

LBTEPA said...

oooooh you are so brave!
Do you have any Epsom salts for a bath?
good luck with the walking - & waiting for the race report :)