I've had the Dirty Dash with the Dirty Diva's on the agenda for awhile now, but when I was told to ease off my running until the marathon - this was the event that had to go. BOOOOO!!!! It was gonna be the funnest!
Luckily cute Kim stepped in for me and took my place.
Ree,Lisa,Ana,Kim and Karie
(of course Lisa made us some AWESOME necklaces!)
(Sissy was feeling a little shy and quiet on the ride up)
The event is a 10k run through mud, water and obstacle's. This was the first year that it's been held in Utah. Judging by the success of it all, I'm guessing it won't be the last.
After the adults do the 6k, the it's the event for the littles. A Piglet Plunge. A shortened run through the water and the mud. What kid doesn't want to get wet and muddy?
Saturday morning we met at the gym, loaded everyone up (including the lil piglets) and headed for Soldier Hollow
The big girls headed for the start line and the rest of us set up camp
(carb loading on Cashews - Thanks Deb for being so prepared!)
(watching and getting our game face on)
We didn't really get to see the Diva's start, but did manage some pics along the way
They did fantastic! And I have to be honest - I am seriously envying not being a part of it. I've had to do some serious self talk about how it was for the best, and that I am holding out for the better choice.....blah blah blah...... I just really hate not being a part of it!
But, that being said - I am genuinely happy for them and glad that they had so much fun!
They began announcing the Piglet Plunge and I started to panic a bit. I couldn't get the tattoos stuck on the kids, and the girls weren't back yet. Tib was up on the hill taking pictures and Debbie was waiting for them to cross in front of camp to get pictures.
That left me and the three littles. Let's go!!!
The course consisted of running up a mud hill to a large sprinkler, then back down the same mud hill. Crossing an asphalt path and running up a hill to the water slide.
Down the water slide - into more mud, back across the path and into the mud pits.
It. was. awesome!
She kept telling that she was big now. "Wrunning wike you Mimi! My wegs are big, my arms are big and I'm wrunning fast just wike you Mimi!"
Where was Liam? He was WAY ahead of us and already headed for the first big water/mud pit. We caught up, but not after losing Sissy's shoe along the way
The last hurdle was a huge mountain of slippery dirt
The spraying off from the fire hose did NOT go over well with the piglets..... we gave up and went and played some more in the mud. This time with a real live pig!
A little cleaning up and more pictures
(if you know Ree - then you know why this is hysterical!)
(Reanna, Kim, Lisa, Tib, Karie, Ana and me)
We were never completely cleaned up until we got home
After Sis got all scrubbed clean she wanted to wear her "race shirt" to bed as a nightgown. She was so PROUD of herself!
And if you haven't had enough pictures, why then by all means enjoy this:
Thanks Lisa and Tiburon for your sick videoing skillz!!