Monday, June 02, 2014
The Insanity Mud Run
I am still sick, so I was only able to photograph some of the parts. From the start they did a section of going over and under logs that were perched about 3.5'. Next, they climbed up and over a log structure (there is a picture of it at the end of this post). They made a a uturn and headed for the "Pit of Despair" where the runners jumped about 7' into a mud pit that was filled with 7' of muddy water. They were to swim across and climb out. Kohlton as able to jump pretty far to the next side. Ellie's shoe got stuck in the mud for a bit, which was scary, but she pulled up and out. It was my favorite obstacle that I could see. It was a bit much for some of the jumpers. Some of them lost their glasses, bandanas, etc. The announcer was watching and when someone had a hard time finding the courage to jump, he had the crowd cheer them on. One of the best ones I saw was a woman of about 55 who was with a team of 20ish runners. She was not a runner, or a swimmer. This was clearly a new thing for her. The crowd and her team cheered for her and one of the men helped pull her out of the pit. I was impressed with her courage.