Let me begin by saying, I’ve started (recently) running 5k’s for fun. I never thought I’d see the day when I made this statement… but there it is, for the world to see. I would also like to state that I’m an ugly runner. That isn’t just a statement, it’s a fact. I run ugly. So, when I heard about a mud run in the Charleston area in which the entire premise is to be ugly and muddy while running through an obstacle course. I was all like “DUDE, I’m SO in.” Not quite as simple as I initially thought… Therefore, for your entertainment, I decided to go through my rugged maniac experience via 8th grade slide show style.
What everyone told me rugged maniac was like:
What my mom thought rugged maniac was going to be like (yes, that is a maniac on a rug):
What I thought Rugged Maniac was going to be like:
What my friends thought Rugged Maniac was going to be like:
What Rugged maniac was actually like:
That’s right… My best description of Rugged Maniac would be: A “5k” where you run with 20 pounds of mud in your shoes, and get trampled by teams jockeying for position… but I loved it… I loved getting pushed down a muddy hill by some jerk only to have to climb back up it, brush it off, and find out where he lives later (joking, meh). I loved coming together with people you’ve never met to help complete different obstacles. I even loved looking death (and divorce) in the eye and saying not today sir, not today (only joking William). Most of all, I loved sliding down that mondo slide, completing a few more tasks with an audience, trough-ing off, and having a cold beer to celebrate… and then getting a bottle of purell and showering in it when I got home.
Will I be back next year? Most definitely. I’ll won’t be tardy for the party, and I’ll bring a few recruits.