Friday, March 10, 2006

Muddy Trail Run










Six of us showed up at WyCo Park for a trail run, last night. It had rained 1-inch the day before, so we knew we were in for a muddy run in a few spots on the trail. We were right. I was leading, and on some of the steeper uphills, there was a rooster-tail of mud coming off of my shoes. Poor Kyle was right behind me and taking it in the face. (I actually got some mud on the top of my own head).

We finished one 5-mile loop and decided not to go out for another. We ran about a 1-1/2 mile loop on the pavement by the marina to finish our run, and to clean/stomp some of the mud off of our shoes. At least pavement is good for something!

I drove home wearing sandals and sitting on a 55-gallon garbage bag. I was so muddy that I had to undress in the shower.
I love playing in the mud!!!

9 comments:

E-Speed said...

LOL. SOOOO much fun (when you are expecting and prepared for it!)

angie's pink fuzzy said...

yee-haw!

The race I'm eyeing for June guarantees a half-mile muddy spot...

Dirt Runner said...

I love the mud! We don't get too much but when we do, I go and run in it.

Ben, aka BadBen said...

The mud around here will stick to your feet and form "bricks" on the tread. It's quite the workout to carry 5 extra lbs per foot!

olga said...

You want "sticky mud" - come for Hagg lake 50k next year! Garanteed! But without a race it surely is fun:)

Rae said...

It sounds like you guys had fun! Did you throw down and wrestle at the end???

Susan said...

OMG - that is hysterical! How many pairs of shoes do you go through a year?

D said...

Fun - I need to run w/you guys!

Iron Benny said...

That sounds pretty fun actually. I can't wait to start running on the trails again. Spring is sooo close.