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  1. Rebecca
    November 19, 2012

    I have specific ‘mud shoes’ that I wear for muddy-style races. But after every race, they wash off just fine with a good hosing!

    I wore regular running clothes for Warrior Dash and everything came out fine. My white socks were a bit dingy, but they eventually got back to normal. Next time = no white socks!
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  2. Michelle
    November 19, 2012

    Oh my goodness I can’t imagine how bad those clothes must have smelled… muddy and closed up in a plastic bag for a week? Ahhhhh. The shoes look pretty good. I have ran my shoes through the washing machine before after a muddy trail run and had no issues with them.
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  3. RunInBoise
    November 19, 2012

    I have not done a mud run, but I am on dusty trails often. I have a pair of white socks that still look dingy. I won’t wear anything light, other then those socks, when I do trails.
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  4. amy
    November 19, 2012

    I’ve definitely saved my clothes… not the socks though. I took them home and hosed the crap out of them in the yard before putting them through the wash… and even then there was a load of sediment in the washer BUT the clothes weren’t bad! Warrior dashes donate the shoes so I did leave them behind…

  5. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale
    November 19, 2012

    I love modern technology. Can you imagine how long it would have taken to get those clothes looking like that in the olden days (if at all!) when they were usually out working the land and getting muddy all the time?! Well, I suppose they wouldn’t have wanted them as clean, but still!! The fact remains — I love not having to was my clothes by hand! 😉
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  6. Hillary
    November 19, 2012

    I’ve never done a mud run, but I did a mud volleyball tournament once. I just wore “throwaway” clothes and tossed them as soon as I got home!
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  7. Sloane @ Life Food and Beer
    November 19, 2012

    I’ve been reading a blog I recently found, and she refashions old clothes. For the whites, she dyes them with fabric dye from the craft or fabric store. I tried it with a old white sweater and it came out great!
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  8. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    November 19, 2012

    When I saw the title, I thought you went out to eat! What a great idea to make your own chili cheese fries, and I bet these were way healthier! haha
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  9. Megan
    November 19, 2012

    My boyfriend did Rugged Maniac, I washed his clothes and sneakers with oxy clean– came out good as new.

  10. Lauren
    November 19, 2012

    I ran the warrior dash this past summer for the first time. I bought a cheap sports bra and shorts from walmart thinking they’d have to be thrown away but after washing them they were perfectly clean so I still have them!

  11. Sarah
    November 19, 2012

    I did my first mud run about a month ago and I was told over and over again that I would have to throw away my shoes afterward. The problem was that I only had the one pair! I threw them in the washing machine and they came out looking better than ever! Unfortunately the same could not be said for the t-shirt and shorts that I wore. Those had to be thrown out.

  12. Jamie @ StudioEats
    November 19, 2012

    Those fries looks awesome. What a great, satisfying and fun idea.
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  13. Jacqueline
    November 19, 2012

    I never thought to put bleu cheese in chili, but I bet it’s good.
    I usually put my mud run clothes through 3 wash cycles and I can’t tell they were saturated in mud.
    I duck tape my shoes on so it’s easier to cut the shoe laces off. But other than that everything is ready to play in the mud again.

  14. Carissa @Fit2Flex
    November 19, 2012

    Thanks for sharing my blog recap. I appreciate the “link love”. I have kept some of my “mud run” clothes. I find it’s not the mud, but the sticks and leaves that made things like socks unwearable. I have a designated pair of “mud run” shoes.

    And I’d like to say I wish the “muddy buddy” race would come back. That was my fave mud run!
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  15. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    November 19, 2012

    Blue cheese is the best! I use it on pizza and its fantastic. I usually pitch socks after a mud run bc they never feel the same but most other things I try to salvage.
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  16. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    November 19, 2012

    I think the Canadian version of chili cheese fries is poutine (aka fries with cheese and gravy) and I love making healthy versions of it at home! You get the flavour but you don’t feel all greasy and gross afterwards.
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  17. Jina
    November 19, 2012

    Wow! Those chili cheese fries sound awesome!

    Here’s my Women’s Half Marathon race recap: http://www.behold-the-turtle.com/2012/11/womens-half-marathon-st-petersburg.html
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    • Meghann
      November 20, 2012

      Thanks! I added it to the list!

      • Jina
        November 21, 2012

        Thank you! I appreciate it.
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  18. LizForADay
    November 20, 2012

    I haven’t done a mud run yet, but I would love to do one in the future. As for the clothes, even if they are dingy this time, they should still be good for the next mud run. That just proves getting dirty can be fun. 🙂
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  19. Meghan @ After the Ivy League
    November 20, 2012

    My clothes survived my mud run also! Even my sneakers (I used an old pair), after a couple runs through the washing machine everything was good as new. Mud runs are so much fun, I’m hoping to do another one this spring!
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  20. Emily N
    November 20, 2012

    Omg. those fries look AMAZING.

  21. Genna
    November 21, 2012
  22. Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper
    November 22, 2012

    How have I never thought to put chili on sweet potatoes??? Thanks for the idea!
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