83 responses

  1. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    August 27, 2011

    Looks like so much fun! I would love to do one of these races but given my track record with injuries right now, I would be too scared to! Maybe one day! πŸ™‚

    P.S- Your arms look AMAZING in the after shot!
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  2. Matteson @ Healthy High Schooler
    August 27, 2011

    Loved all of the pictures! I’m impressed by your ability to take them while racing, nice job!
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  3. Army Amy*
    August 27, 2011

    Looks like you had a lot of fun! I also love Five Guys fries!*
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  4. Hillary
    August 27, 2011

    Burpees or swimming?

    Yeah, I’ll take the swimming ; )
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  5. Heather
    August 27, 2011

    I did a race like this in May, and I have no idea how I would have taken pictures. I’m impressed with your photography skills!
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  6. Emily@SavoryandSavage
    August 27, 2011

    That race looked so fun.

    Playing in the mud is always a great Saturday activity!
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  7. Sara
    August 27, 2011

    Looks so fun! You definitely earned a Five Guys stop. Sorry about your favorite sweaty band. Definitely get yourself a new one as a reward for finishing the race with a smile. πŸ™‚
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  8. Alaina
    August 27, 2011

    this looks like a ton of phone and i am so impressed with how you can take pictures and kick ass in a race. i can hardly walk and take pictures lol btw i told my bf i wanted to do a mud race and he laughed in my face because I am a total girly girl and never get dirrrty. um, must. do. mud. race. now.
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  9. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    August 27, 2011

    Ooooh that looks like a rad race! I want to do one of those although I feel like I need to be more fierce first haha. My breezy elliptical workouts probably wouldn’t hold a candle to prepping for that sort of race.
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  10. Sherri
    August 27, 2011

    How inspiring! Thank you so much for taking time for the pics, it really helps those of us who have never been to one of these events figure out what they are all about.

  11. Cait’s Plate
    August 27, 2011

    GAH! This looks like so much fun. I’m dying to do this!
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  12. Allyson
    August 27, 2011

    Great job on the race. I can’t believe you wore those shoes, why! Me and my husband did one back in may, just wore old sneaks and duck taped them so they wouldn’t fall off. I can’t believe no One told you!

    Love five guys fries!

  13. delia
    August 27, 2011

    $99 for last minute race entry AND having to pay for parking?! The city where I used to live had a mud run. The hassle of getting that dirty while running just does not appeal to me. Lucky you for getting to run for free, but not my cup of tea! Glad you had fun though.

  14. Shaya (Eye Girl Eats)
    August 27, 2011

    You rock girl!!! I’m kind of a wimp when it comes to the dirty stuff, but I’d bet that after the first dunk in the mud you get really into it πŸ™‚

    I once did a 5k race that was straight up and around a giant hill, and ended with archery, keg tossing, and an obstacle course. it was awesome πŸ™‚
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  15. michelle
    August 27, 2011

    I think my 18 miler was easier than that this morning. Wow. That looks tough.
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  16. Amanda @ the beauty notebooks
    August 27, 2011

    This looks like so much fun! I can tell from all of your pictures that you had an awesome time. I would love to try a mud race sometime!

  17. Turtle-speed runner
    August 27, 2011

    Wow, that looks like so much fun!! I wish they had that where I live… πŸ˜€

  18. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    August 27, 2011

    My boyfriend Will & I just read through this entire recap and are inspired to sign up haha. He says he just needs to get in better shape first– this looked so intense!
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  19. Lindsey
    August 27, 2011

    That looks like a lot of fun, I wish we had a race like that around where I live – I might have to research it out some now!
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  20. Melissa @ TryingToHeal
    August 27, 2011

    hahaha…those mud pits sound like work I did in FL! Too funny!
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  21. Allison @ Happy Tales
    August 27, 2011

    ohhhmigah. i want to do a mud run SO badly!!!! good call on ditching the shoes. I must ask, though, how in the world did you get through that race with your camera??!?! (and without losing your sunnies?!) I’m super impressed!

    • Meghann
      August 27, 2011

      It’s a waterproof camera. I run with it in my races and it’s been through hell, but it still takes photos! πŸ™‚ And I would rather have lost the sunglasses over the headband. They’re cheapies from Target. I think the rule is – the cheaper the sunglasses, the longer they last – right? πŸ˜‰

      • Allison @ Happy Tales
        August 27, 2011

        sadly, i think that rule is true. wahhhh. such a bummer about the headband!! ps. were you able to look into those earbuds?
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      • Meghann
        August 27, 2011

        Not yet! But I want them πŸ™‚

  22. Mallory @ It’s Only Life
    August 27, 2011

    Wow! You are a rockstar. That is all.
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  23. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    August 27, 2011

    That looks SO fun! It looks just like Warrior Dash with more obstacles. I haven’t even heard of Savage Race. Awesome review, Meghann. I even made my hubs read it. I said…read M&M dammit! πŸ™‚

    I would love to do that race but man, it was HOT today. I don’t know how you did it.

    • Meghann
      August 27, 2011

      All the water and mud obstacles kept me cool! Plus, the clouds and rain at the end helped. πŸ™‚

  24. wymberley
    August 27, 2011

    5 guys has the best fries evah. I like them with malt vinegar. Savage race looks amazing. I totally want to do one. We have the Tough Mudder in Austin but my half marathon is THE NEXT DAY. Looks like you lost your headband in or around the tires. boo to that.
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  25. Julie @ Wearing Mascara
    August 27, 2011

    I am so jealous! I really want to do a race like this in the next year. Awesome and inspiring recap!
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  26. Alaina
    August 27, 2011

    That is one insane run!! Way to go!!

    And yes, 5 Guys has amazing fries! πŸ™‚
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  27. Pam C
    August 27, 2011

    Wow that looks like the hardest most intense mud run I’ve ever seen! I love it!

  28. Sana
    August 27, 2011

    I have a question, why not just wear running shoes?? I guess it would be too muddy?
    I def want to try the 5 guys veggie sammie!
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    • Meghann
      August 27, 2011

      I didn’t want to ruin my good shoes. πŸ™‚

  29. Dani Eats Veggies
    August 27, 2011

    Wow, congrats on finishing that race! Looks like a lot of fun!
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  30. Denise
    August 27, 2011

    I was in the 12pm heat and as we started we saw the clouds, then about halfway through the race we got the first lightening strike which felt like 5 feet from us, the came the incredibly painful sideways rains and then more lightening which of course closed the swim as we got to it yet we finished the course. The sand trail was now mini waterfalls, the 35′ sandwall was nice and packed and a breeze to get over but every obstacle was like someone covered it in baby oil yet me and my camo faced crew LOVED IT and all finished safely – – good times!

  31. Leigh
    August 27, 2011

    Looks like such a fun race! There was one similar in my area, but I had a wedding shower that day so I couldn’t do it πŸ™ Maybe next year!

    Love Five Guys & Fries. So, so yummy!
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  32. Mary
    August 27, 2011

    I did a Warrior Dash back in July in Michigan at 1 pm. I think it was the hottest day of the year! They only had 3 water stations counting the finish so I was glad to see you had a few more than that. Great photos! Obstacle/mud races are so fun. Nice that there was a cool off swim in this one!

  33. emily
    August 27, 2011

    That looks like so much fun, I’m so jealous that there aren’t any mud runs in my area! I’m also jelaous not to live by a 5 Guys anymore, but that’s a different sort of thing!
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  34. Allison
    August 27, 2011

    That race looks so cool- I wish they had one in the DC area! Congrats on completing it but bummer you lost your polka-dot band :/

    P.S. Why did you choose those shoes? Are they a new sneaker?!
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    • Meghann
      August 27, 2011

      I chose them because they were cheap and old and I didn’t care if I never saw them again. πŸ™‚

  35. ML
    August 27, 2011

    I’m so impressed with your ability to take pictures while racing in the mud! I’ve always wanted to do one of these mud runs, and I think I may just sign up for the next one in my area!
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  36. Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio
    August 27, 2011

    You’re a champ!!! Seriously, I love that you run races like this. It really motivates me to conquer my fears and to run one too!
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  37. Jessica @ Sushi & Sit-Ups
    August 27, 2011

    Whoa sounds like an awesome, muddy time! Sorry about your headband though!
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  38. Kiah
    August 27, 2011

    That looks amazing! I’ve GOT to find one near me πŸ™‚
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  39. Jennifer L
    August 27, 2011

    Love all the pictures you got during the race! especially the one on the slip n slide… couldn’t have been easy! well done on finishing that insane course!!

  40. Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    August 27, 2011

    It looks like this was a really fun and challenging race! I want to do a Warrior Dash at some point in time – I just need to find one in my area!
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  41. Gina @ running to the kitchen
    August 27, 2011

    Wow that race was no joke! It looked like it was going to be pretty hard core a couple months ago when you visited the course but this is crazy! Nice job finishing!
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  42. Khushboo
    August 28, 2011

    Wow what a badass race! No wait, I mean YOU are badass!
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  43. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat)
    August 28, 2011

    All I can say is Wow!

  44. Pamela @ girlgonewestblog.com
    August 28, 2011

    That looks like so much fun! You are a champ for getting through all that with a smile on your face – and the pictures to prove it! I want to sign up for one now!
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  45. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    August 28, 2011

    I totally wish I could get to a place where I could so something like that. Thats truly impressive to me!! Way to go!

  46. Sophie
    August 28, 2011

    That race looks mental!
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  47. Brittney
    August 28, 2011

    Did you run with a camera?? Or did Kelly take most of your pictures? Looks fun but VERY messy! Nice job!!
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    • Meghann
      August 28, 2011

      I ran with my waterproof camera. I would politely ask volunteers along the way to take my photos at the obstacles.

  48. Erica
    August 28, 2011

    That looks BRUTAL but AWESOME!!! I think I would love to do one, just for the sheer difference-ness of it (yes, I just made that up;-)). You definitely would not get bored…tired yes, but not bored! Very cool, Meghann!

  49. Meghann
    August 28, 2011

    This post makes me want to do a mud run soo badly! I’m amazed that you had time to take so many pictures as you were running. Congrats on finishing it!
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  50. amyt @ chicken nugget momma
    August 28, 2011

    Oh man such awesome pics – this looks like SO much fun!!! I’m glad you were able to capture the whole race! I would love to try it!!! I love some five guys!!! Their fries are tha’ bomb!!!
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  51. Ashley K. Edwards
    August 28, 2011

    I’m almost certain Kim and I saw your “ditched” shoes along the trail! Although we saw many, many pairs…so who knows!
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  52. Candice
    August 28, 2011

    I love obstacle courses! looked like you had a blast!!

  53. Jonathan Root
    August 28, 2011

    That was an awesome recap. Wish I could have been there. I look forward to seeing how fast the times were.

  54. Kristen @ The Concrete Runner
    August 28, 2011

    Sounds like an awesome race! Why did you choose to wear those shoes in the first place?! I learned my lesson after Living History Farms in Iowa – old running shoes are the way to go. I always keep at least one old pair just for a race like that because your newer running shoes will be trashed. Glad you had a good time!
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  55. Liv
    August 28, 2011

    Serious question, why would you think wearing those “sneakers” to a race was ever a good idea?

    • Meghann
      August 28, 2011

      Because I didn’t see savage race as a serious race. I wasn’t doing it for time, I was doing it for fun and knew I would be walking a majority of the time. If I were to go back in time I would do the whole race barefoot from the beginning.

  56. Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted
    August 28, 2011

    Looks like fun and a lot more muddy than the last one! I was looking at signing up for a similar race but there’s a part where you get shot with paintballs and there is some sort of crowd participation and I don’t know if I’m ready for that yet!
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  57. Danielle Dillard
    August 28, 2011

    So great seeing you! Good job on the race. Wish I could have done it as well – looked like soo much fun.
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  58. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    August 28, 2011

    now THIS is my kinda race! What fun!
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  59. Rachel
    August 28, 2011

    this is the craziest looking thing i’ve ever seen and i want to do it SO BADLY!
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  60. ashley @ cooking for john
    August 28, 2011

    what were you thinking with those shoes? πŸ˜‰ did you buy them for cheap just before the race? i read about you didn’t want to ruin your running shoes, sucks you didn’t have an old pair. good call going barefoot- looks like a blast!!
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    • Meghann
      August 29, 2011

      I’be had the shoes since college. They actually are really comfy and I’ve walked a couple if 5ks in them. I just think they didn’t like the mud.

  61. Dina
    August 29, 2011

    The race looks like it was a lot of fun. Love your pictures and am very impressed at your sandbag carrying/picture taking skills.
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  62. heather
    August 29, 2011

    The race looks awesome but so hard! What a bummer about the sweaty band! Great job though!
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  63. George
    August 29, 2011

    I always wondered where pictures taken by random strangers with me as background filler ended up. Now I know. I see me. πŸ™‚

    • Meghann
      August 29, 2011

      haha Just goes to show that you never know just where your face may end up!

  64. Allie
    August 29, 2011

    Such a neat race! Loved your re-cap of it!
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  65. Julie (A Case of the Runs)
    August 29, 2011

    I did the Camp Pendleton Mud Run last year… a 10k course with wall climbs, tunnels, etc. After that, I have not wanted to do another mud run… ha ha.
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  66. Raya
    August 29, 2011

    This race looks AWESOME, and your pictures are great! The one of you going down the slip ‘n slide actually made me LOL, for real! I’m def going to have to find one of these types in the Phoenix area πŸ™‚
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  67. Axel
    August 29, 2011

    Looks a lot like the Warrior Dash I did this summer; I was thinking you didn’t look muddy enough, then I read about the swim! That would have been a welcome addition to my race…
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  68. Carissa
    August 29, 2011

    Wow! What a crazy race! I really wanted to do it, but as you said the $$ does add up! Those obstacles looked insane! Those mud races are really taking off, but I think they make a shorter distance race more inviting to pay for and run!

    You’re awesome girl!
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  69. Yolie @ Practising Wellness
    August 30, 2011

    That race looks absolutely AWESOME I would love love love to do something like that! Seriously huge high fives to you for kicking that race’s butt, while it kicked yours! Soooo cool! :-)) xyx
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  70. Tyler
    April 19, 2012

    Wow for some reason I hadn’t heard of this one before. Done tough mudder, warrior dash, spartan race etc. have to check this one out as well.

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