The night before Mud Hero I had a horrible sleep, woke up at 4am with back pain and then baby decided to not allow me lay on my side without thrashing around so by 6am I had enough and got up to relax in the bath.
Around 7 I made us a pre-race breakfast, toast with almond butter and scrambled eggs. Our heat time was not till 10:30 but they advised us to be there 1.5-2 hours before so we left around 8:30, picked up my brother and headed out to the venue. It was held at our local ski hill, only about 5 minutes outside of town.
We were there in plenty of time. There were no line ups yet and we watched the first heat and 10am heat go. Before we knew it, it was go time for us. We lined up with our friends, we had another two couples plus my brother doing it with us. Chad was going to go ahead with the others, and I planned to stay with my friend and her husband and take it easier.
The first 3km was not bad at all, and was a lot of downhill running – I will see how many obstacles I can remember – the first was one where you ran over cars, then one where you had to crawl over netting, I think there was a mud pit in there, the waterslides into the mud it (the BEST one!), a wall climb and firepole down (I skipped this one), then I think next was the hill climb. And I mean HILL climb. It was 3 or 4 sections total and crazy. I know all I could do was to keep moving not matter how slow. I waited a few times for my friends and to take a break just to keep me and baby safe
After all the hills the rest of the obstacles came (not in order), another wall climb (again I skipped this one), a mud pit where you went under logs, a tunnel crawl through mud, a spider web of ropes, the Superhero cargo climb – another net one I did not do (I am not a fan of heights as it is), and the Hero Slide (super fun!).
Once I finished (I did not even look at my time) I found our friends, Chad and my brother then headed straight for the showers not even thinking about a photo, oops!
I did get one after I had semi cleaned up:
Me and Baby K survived!
Our final times were, my brother was 45 minutes (insanely good), Chad was 58 minutes, and we were 1:21. Not too bad for 7 months pregnant and tackling those crazy hills!
The race was awesome, well planned, not a long shower wait, they had food on site for after and just a fun time. I am hoping we get it again next year.
Once I get the race photos from online I will share them
The rest of yesterday was spent stocking up on groceries and being lazy. My hips were achy after and I was pretty tired come 9pm.
Sunday morning we still hit the gym, I wanted to keep my legs moving to prevent more stiffness or build up, but really only my quads were sore.
I did a 20 minute treadmill walk (at 4.0mph), then back and triceps, and back to the spin bike for a 4.5km little climb on it.
Sunday brunch was Chad’s request….crepes…I have avoided making these for years, since my last attempt. However, this time around my boss gave me his recipe. He is from Ireland and there crepes are their pancakes and he said the recipe was easy and fool proof. Well guess what? It was! They tasted like crepes and just might have been a tad thick since I did not spread them out enough. We stuffed outs with fresh BC apricots, whipped cream and apricot syrup we also bought at the fruit stand in BC.
Now Chad can have his crepes more
We spent most of the day cleaning, doing chores and most importantly moved our desk out of the office so it is officially the nursery. Now to get moving on everything else in there.
I also went to a garage sale with my Mom, she had called to say there was one by her house selling brand new baby stuff from their store. I grabbed $20 and headed over and am so happy I did. Tons of brand new Skip Hop branded things, I picked up a bottle drying rack, a plate set, a sun hat (for when we go to Arizona), and a pair of Robeez shoes all for $20. Retail is was over $100. Score!
Have you done a mud race, which one?
This was our second one, we also did the Spartan last summer in Calgary. We are also registered for for the 13km Spartan here in just under a month BUT seeing as I will be 8 months & it is double in length I will not be doing it, but instead I will be Chad’s cheerleader.