Thursday, September 6, 2012

Preparing for a MUD RUN

I will be participating in a MUD RUN this weekend and I'm SO excited!!!

Find their facebook page 
to participate!

Whats a mud run?
It's like a 5 or 10k but instead of a running coarse of pavement your running through mud, pools of water, forced to go over or under obstacles including wall climbs barbed wire bear crawls, mud pits, fire pits, log jams and more.
So you run, get beat up, get dirty...really dirty and wet and basically come close to death! FUN right!!! =D
Beyond being able to run the distance and more here are a few other tips and tricks you might need too know when training for a mud run:

*Have a test run. Put on your event day clothes and go down to the river or lake and run through the water. Get wet then go run through the woods and get dirty. Feel how heavy your clothes will be, how your outfit and shoes feel. Prepare yourself for the extra weight of the clothes, water and mud.
*Wear tight fitted clothing, larger/baggier clothes will fall down, chaff or add more weight.
*Double knot your shoes. Some people tape them but you need to be very careful you don't tape over too much traction on the sole of your shoe and that its also not TOO tight on your foot. Wear older, care less about shoes.
*Don't wear goggles, sunglasses, glasses or even contacts unless you HAVE to. Contact lenses can be painful when mud gets in your eyes.
*If you have long hair, usually women, french braid your hair and make sure its tight to your head!
*On the obstacles if  you need to crawl do the bear crawl instead of being on your hands and knees. You will scrape your knees on possible small rocks.
*Mud along the edges of the mud pit not the middle. The middle can get very deep. Also be prepared for unexpected divots and holes. Proceed with caution!
*Loose fitting cotton should be avoided! Especially sweat pants! Also avoid thick socks or knee highs. All this can add alot of extra weight. Not to mention possibly chaff you! YIKES!
*Try to avoid cotton socks. Cotton + Water = Blisters!!
*Think about running in boots instead of running shoes, if you can. Boots support your feet and ankle more and are less liking to come off in the mud pit. LOL.
*Bring extra clothes, a towel for the showers and a waterproof bag, trash bag or washable bag to hold your dirty/muddy clothes and shoes.
*Take photos before and after for fun memories later!

Wish us LUCK!!!!

Can't wait to get down n' dirty~
Bree and J
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Nothing much and my latest stalker dream

I keep thinking it's Wednesday because Monday was a holiday and I had it "off"!  Oy Vey.  Getting the new routine has been a little bumpy :(.  Isn't that always the way?  So far we've had a successful week, getting to the bus on time and such.  I forgot my laptop at my brother's place so I'm having trouble getting the pictures from my camera on to my borrowed computer. 

So really, not too much going on around here.

I did have an amazing dream about the mother of all thrift stores.  It's one of my favorite recurring dreams, where all the freeways I've driven become one and brings me to what I think is the old look of the South Center Mall but in my dream we call it the Sea-Tac Mall (These are 2 very different and far from each other). And in the same parking lot (weird I know) is the "Giant Thrift Store".  There's no name on the building but you know what it is.  Warehouses full of furniture and housewares.  There's even one for clothing but I usually skip looking for clothes but the stairs for the furniture department are there.  

In last night's version, I was actually there with the Petersiks from YHL and I was star-struck.  I think they are the bees knees!  We rode there on an old school bus, John was driving and Dave was wondering where we where going but I knew as soon as we took the exit off the freeway.  I remember being bummed that we had gotten Evie a babysitter because Sherry and John had their adorable daughter with them and the girls would have played so well together.  Dave opted to wait in the bus as he hates thrift stores and garage sales lol.  

I find so many amazing things when I'm "there"!  One of the good finds towards the end of the dream was an octagon leather tufted ottoman that needed some work.  They wanted $100 for it!  It was big but falling apart and I was so mad that they wanted so much for it!  I actually threw it down and shouted that I was "sick of people charging so much for garbage!" and then woke up to the alarm clock.  Crazy! :)  Aren't dreams wonderful?  I would never throw furniture in real life or shout out the injustice of high priced used/broken furniture in public but it's obvious what my brain thinks of the whole thing lol.
Like this except octagon shaped. Pinterest

Bus fumes and outrageous prices,
Jessi and B
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

You Tube Fun

Kittens Inspired by Kittens!!!!

Have a kitten cuddly day~
Bree and Jessi
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to our regular scheduled programming

Happy Back-to-School day!  Most schools in our area are getting started today and lots of us are looking forward to getting settled into a nice routine.  Today is also the first morning that I was actually thinking about how much I'm looking forward to Fall!

Via Pinterest

My family enjoyed the last long weekend in Ellensburg for the Rodeo and County Fair.  We've been going for the last few years and it's never disappointing.  I love all the Wild West Patriotic-ness!  We definitely need to invest in some of those bleacher seat cushion things with the backs though.  The Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the last stops before the giant huge rodeo in Las Vegas.  I don't know anything about rodeos :).

With everything getting back to normal around here (schedule wise), we should be getting back to Pinterest Challenges and Health Housewife posts among other fun stuff.  I've been working on a few projects that I haven't shared yet! :)  Also, today is Evie's first day of School too!

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