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  1. bridget
    February 10, 2013

    Wow. That’s a lot of pictures of one day.

  2. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    February 10, 2013

    It was the “dirty” race – the horse poop was just another obstacle!
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  3. Anne @ eatcleaneatreal
    February 10, 2013

    That looks SO fun. Ive always wanted to do a mud run, but its never worked out. Its a goal of my this spring….waaaaaaaay too cold in northwestern PA to do this anytime soon!
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  4. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    February 10, 2013

    This race sounds so fun! I’m hoping to do the Pretty Muddy here in Chicago (I’m an ambassador) but I might move before the race in September. My friend, and fellow Chicago blogger, already started up a team and named us Dumbledore’s Army… we’re big Harry Potter fans.
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  5. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    February 10, 2013

    Looks like a blast! Did you have a photographer follow you guys? I would’ve been scared to get my phone/camera anywhere near those obstacles.
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  6. Sara @ Fitcupcaker
    February 10, 2013

    How awesome. This looks so fun. I want to do it!!
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  7. Elizabeth- My Neon Running Shoes
    February 10, 2013

    Looks like a great run! Glad you had fun!
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  8. Madi
    February 10, 2013

    I want to do another mud run SO badly! they are sooooo much fun! what kind of shoes do you wear? i tried the running shoe route and that didn’t work, then i tried water shoes, also not the best idea…
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    • Meghann
      February 10, 2013

      Hi Madi, this was third mud run in my old Mizunos. They’re a pair of running shoes I retired last spring, but have managed to get a few mud runs out of before I donated them yesterday. After the other two mud runs I simply put them through the wash and they were fine, I even wrote a post about it here: http://mealsandmiles.com/2012/11/19/chili-cheese-sweet-potato-fries/. I’ve also done mud runs in a cheap pair of shoes, which was a terrible idea. I ended up tossing the shoes halfway through and finishing the race barefoot. See here: http://mealsandmiles.com/2011/08/27/savage-race/. What problems did you have with the running shoes?

      • Madi
        February 10, 2013

        well, the race i did had a ton of mud pits, so my shoes got really heavy and filled with pebbles. I know a lot of people will duck tape their shoes, but i feel like that would possibly be painful especially for longer distances. did you ever have that problem?

  9. Katie
    February 10, 2013

    Again, you don’t say anything about whether or not you were provided with a free race entry or compensated for this post. You reference the ‘Pretty Muddy’ race several times with no mention of being provided an entry to that race.
    It’s not possible to accurately judge your review of the race, and the comparison between the two, without this information. Not only is the lack of this disclosure bad practice, it’s illegal.

    • Meghann
      February 10, 2013

      Hi Katie, I’m so sorry for not being clearer that the race was comped. I went ahead and added a full disclosure to the bottom of the post just to make it more clear. You will also notice that I linked back to my original Pretty Muddy post where I did provide a full disclosure that they comped my race entry as well. Though both races were comped through the Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers, all opinions are my own.

  10. Lauren
    February 10, 2013

    I’m so over these mud runs. I did the Warrior Dash in 2011 and Tough Mudder in 2012, and they are just so expensive, and people only use them as an excuse to post “badass” pictures on Facebook and make them look like they’re having omgsomuchfun. I’m also incredibly tired of these pink + inspirational quotes + friendships =yay women overpriced races.

    Also, after Tough Mudder, I was sick for 6 weeks and my cousin got MRSA. So never again.

  11. Erika W
    February 10, 2013

    It doesn’t look like there were too many participants. It looks sparse in the photos. Give me a good old fashion 5k where I can bust my butt for a PR any day. I agree that these mud runs are gimmicky and overdone. No thanks.

    • Meghann
      February 10, 2013

      There were dozens of waves during the day and we were the very first. As we were leaving more people were coming in and the crowds were growing. We took the first wave to avoid the huge crowds. I agree that there’s nothing quite like busting your butt for a 5k PR, but sometimes it’s just fun to have a silly race with your girlfriends. I think both type of races have their own place in the running world and not every type of race is for everyone. That’s the beauty about running or staying active – everyone has the option to do their own thing!

  12. Nicole @ HealthyGirlAdventures
    February 10, 2013

    I had fun with you and all of the blogger girls! You guys really kept me on my toes and I liked that. We all laughed and had such a great time together. I’m a beginner runner so I’m still building my endurance. I still walk/run….however to keep you with girls I had to run more than I was used to. I am glad I did that- thanks to all of the bloggers for pushing me through. Now when I go one runs I know I can run longer. 🙂

    Though I have to admit I was embarrassed that I skipped out on the tunnel obstacle because I am claustrophobic. But I like that Mary said just skip who cares. That made me feel better.

    Can’t wait to do some more races with you and the rest of the girls. 🙂

    PS- I loved your sunglasses and yellow tutu.
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  13. Karen
    February 10, 2013

    Reading this post this morning got me to get together a team of ladies for the Boston run! We can’t wait, watch out for us, Mud Slick Chicks!!

  14. Steph
    February 10, 2013

    The 9:30 wave was PACKED! I had such a great time! Looks like you guys did too! 😀
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  15. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    February 10, 2013

    It looks like you guys had a great time! I am not a fan of the mud runs (they seem too gimmicky) but can def see how they coudl be a fun time.
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  16. Meredith @ The Coupon Bride
    February 10, 2013

    My fiance has been dying to do a mud run and I’ve been pretty apprehensive up til now, but this looks like it was a total blast! Perhaps I’ll reconsider…
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  17. Diana @ Twenty One(derful)
    February 10, 2013

    That looks like so much fun. Makes me wish we had warmer weather!

  18. Sonia the Mexigarian
    February 11, 2013

    I have been curious about doing a Mud Run and every time I look into one near me, it’s always on a weekend I’m busy 🙁 They look like a fun time, nothing to be taken seriously, but enjoying the company of friends and getting dirty. I like getting dirty. I need to do one of these runs!
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  19. Bridget
    February 12, 2013

    I am in a few of your pictures and we had no picture taker with us. I am wearing a long sleeve green shirt. There are two of us in green shirts (I have a pony tail) Would you mind emailing me couple to me? I would greatly appreciate it!

  20. Angela
    February 13, 2013

    Ick. Horse poop!! Besides that it looks so fun!
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  21. Carlee
    February 13, 2013

    Thank you so much for posting this! My roommate and I have a group of students, faculty, and staff participating in the Go Dirty mud run in Memphis, TN in March and this really helped give us an idea of waht we are getting ourselves into. We’re the Wise Women Gone Wild and we’re so excited to aprticipate!

  22. Jayson Lecuyer
    February 21, 2013

    This looks like a ton of fun. Awesome job!!! Love the amazing pictures. Keep up the great work.


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