Time to get Pretty Muddy

I haven’t run more than half a mile in months now, but I have a very persuasive friend who convinced me to sign up for a 5K that takes place in seven very short weeks.

And it’s not just any 5K….it’s a mud run with obstacles. These are two of them:

I think it looks incredibly fun and, in my current shape, just a tad (okay, extremely) daunting!

The run is called Pretty Muddy, and it’s currently scheduled in six places across the country: Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; New York, New York; and three locations in Florida: Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami. I’ll be at the Chicago event on September 15.

To get the latest news on the various events and sneak peeks at more obstacles, you can like Pretty Muddy on Facebook.

It’s not a timed run, so you don’t have to be a super-competitive athlete to participate (or at least that’s what I keep telling myself!). If you’re planning to go, let’s meet up! And if you’re running in another location, send me a note about your experience and some photos, and I’ll post them along with mine.

Full disclosure: I am an affiliate for the Pretty Muddy run in Chicago, which means I received complimentary registration and get a small commission for registrations that come from the affiliate link in this post. But I’d have participated even without the perks.

After all, now that we’re adults, it’s not often that we can play in mud puddles. So let’s get dirty and have some fun!


About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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