Yesterday: 30-minute walk/run (note to self: don’t run right after dinner)
Today: I want to feel the burn. What does that mean? My Lean Legs Circuit, Feel the Burn Abs Circuit, and Toned Arms & Shoulders are on the books—aka workouts that never fail to make me sore.
Happy Happy Friday, All!
Seeing as how I am now an expert in mud runs since I ran my first one last weekend, I have some advice for you guys. Basically, I just put together a bunch of dos and don’ts, revolving around the not-so-great decisions we made before the race.
Do: Wear sunscreen.
Don’t: Get it all up in your hair, so you look disgusting but are very prepared for the complete lack of sun all day. Soak up the greasiness with dry shampoo. And then proceed to cover your head with a bandana to further eliminate the need for your previous efforts by hiding the nastiness.
Do: Look cool with a mohawk.
Don’t: Let your girlfriend make it really crooked so you end up shaving your head instead—see his smiling face? Mwahaha.
Do: Bring a camera.
Don’t: Forget it’s on video 95% of the day, so you have very few pictures.
Do: Fuel with a good breakfast.
Don’t: Eat five hours before your race, so you’re quite starving by the time you have to start.
Don’t: Drink a Red Bull (because you need energy at 4am) and make it the only “hydration” you have all morning. (That was all Matt.)
Do: Bring post-race supplies.
Don’t: Bring one towel for two soaking wet people covered in mud on a cold day. You might also want to bring warm clothes, even if you think it’ll be hot…our day was overcast and quite chilly.
Do: Bring extra shoes.
Don’t: Leave them in the car, so you have to walk half a mile on asphalt, rocks, and pine cones to get to them after the race.
Do: Wear war paint.
Don’t: Smear it by touching your face often and accidentally give yourself an attractive mustache that you aren’t aware of several hours.
Do: Get there early.
Don’t: Arrive ridiculously early, as you’ll be standing in a crowd, getting cold muscles, and coming down with a severe case of boredom.
Those are all of the smart decisions that I can think of at the moment. Hope you found them educational.
Despite our poor decisions, the race went well, and I’m apparently doing it again next year? Well, the others are; therefore, I feel the need. Guess we’ll know what to expect!
Now…are you ready?
It’s time to party! Because it’s the weekend!
Questions for you:
Any advice for what not to do at a mud run that you’ve learned through experience? Or for any race in general?
What are you looking forward to on this fine weekend? (I’m quite partial to the sleeping in thing.)