Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Dirty Dash 2011 - what a bunch of Dirty Diva's

Last year, I sat this one out for fear of injuring myself for the big marathon the next weekend.  Once I heard what it was really like, I realized I could probably do it and be just fine.  Besides, it sounded and looked like so much fun - I HAD to give it a try!




Apparently this year, there were more obstacles and mud. Sahweet! Loved the fact that we jogged, walked, talked and laughed through 6 miles of ick. I'm here to tell you, there wasn't just mud in that muck. I'll consider myself lucky if I don't come down with some awful disease : )

It all starts out clean an innocent enough




And then, the fun begins!





















The cold showers at the end were a necessary evil


What a great party!  The Dirty Dash puts these events on all over - so look for one iu your home state.

I had a great time with ONE.LAST.EVENT. with all my girls before Ree moves on.  I love being with them, laughing, joking, talking and a little bit of exercise.  Kind of the story of our diva relationship : )

I have to admit though, I probably won't do it again.  I spent the entire time trying to make sure I don't injure myself, evaluating the tendonitis I'm experiencing, and then at the end, missing doing the piglet plunge with Chloee.  I think that was the real fun for me last year.  Nothing like playing in the mud with a little kid!  Big kids were fun, but just not the same.

Thanks to Tiburon for being our paparazzi! 

Next up - St George Marathon......let's hope this issue with my tendon calms down and I can post a decent race!










16 comments:

" Hit It......." said...

Glad you had fun. I felt the same way about The Dirty Dash...been there done that!

Will you tell Ree that I wish her well.

DesertHen said...

Looked like a ton of fun! Love your hot pink socks! Good luck to you at your next event! ((HUGS))

Now off to read the post below...but gotta go refill the hot chocolate mug first.

tammy said...

Ick, Ick, Ick!

Miley said...

omigosh, that looks like so much fun!! I wish I was there!

Cherie said...

Have to admit it is on my bucket list!! It just looks fun even though it is icky! Great pictures.

Sue said...

Sometimes a girl has got to get down and dirty!!

Looks way fun to me.

Amy said...

That looks like a lot of icky, muddy fun. I hope your tendon start to feel better before the St. George marathon.

Diaper Diva said...

I think this is where my premodanna side would come out in full force. I can clean toilets all day but no mud. You make it look fun!

Kristin said...

hahaha - what a hoot! You're amazing . . . and a mess - heeheehee :D

Kristin

Connie said...

What a..fun? event!! It's interesting how quickly your hair changed color! Nothing like a good mud bath!

Good luck with the marathon and the tendonitis!

Mom of 12 said...

That sounds so crazy to me! But I'm glad you had fun.
Sandy

Kelly said...

you are so hard core!

Pedaling said...

looks like a blast. I tried to get a few people to do this run with me and had no takers! Can you believe that?

LKP said...

i'm madly in love with those knee-highs of yours! i cannot believe that its already been a year since the last dirty diva dish... er, uh, i mean dash! lol. :) miss ya. can't believe its been almost a year since we finally saw the whites of each others' eyes IRL!!!!! not gonna lie, i could use me some bear lake right about now... or yesterday... or 6 months ago as a matter of fact! next trip to oo-tah, we're chillin' got it?!
::hugs::

Tom said...

That looks pretty fun. I will have to give one of those dirty dash races a shot. (as soon as my running shoes get more worn out). I hope you have a good run at St. George!

Teachinfourth said...

Good for you, you dirty divas!