Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mudstacle Run

Whew! I can't believe we have been in school for eight weeks. It is crazy how fast time flies. These past two months have been really long. Boogs has spent the majority of this time doing this:
Boogs got some kind of bug bite the last week of August that got infected and had red streaks going up his arm. This has been our life since then: 10 days of antibiotics, allergic reaction rash to the antibiotics, infected spot went away, spot came back 8 days later, another 10 day round of antibiotics, bleach baths, towel/hand towel/sheet washing every single day, warm compresses, antibiotic cream, bandages, spot went away again.

We finally had the chance to get out and enjoy the sunshine last weekend at the LEEF Mudstacle Run.
Boogs was super excited! It has been two years since our last mud run. There were three race course options - Kids Fun Run, 2.5K, 5K. Boogs decided he wanted to do the full 5K and conquer EVERY SINGLE obstacle. I love his enthusiasm. What a fun race!
We made sure we made it to the race early before it got too warm to enjoy the day.
Boogs got super close to the Hydra Bubbler. I think he was covered in more bubbles than anyone else out there.
 The Ranger Mud Slide was our first taste of getting our feet sucked into the squishy mud.
The Up and Over spools was a good challenge. There were six spools of varying sizes.
I managed to get across the balance beam in the Punisher Pit without getting knocked off by the people launching balls at us. Boogs was not so lucky, he fell down into the muck. The next obstacle was the Double Barrel Mud Crawl. My knees did not appreciate the small muddy/rocky tunnels we had to crawl through. Boogs loved it.
Boogs had fun punching his way through Punchy Alley and NoodlePalooza. Wow, it looked like a lot of work to get that part of the course set up.
Boogs kept goofing around in the Get Wired section of the course. We had to go through 5 rope mazes. They were fun.
I loved that the course had a tiny block half way up the Wall Climb for the kids to use as a step so they could get over the wall all by themselves.

 The Cinnamon Rolls were hard to climb up but a blast to run across.
There were several more muddy areas before we made it to the America's Navy calisthenics course.
We had to do high knees, side steps, run around the cones, lunges, and then sprint down the fence line.
Look at that muddy boy! Running up and down the ravines was tough (at least for me).
The tires slowed us down a bit, especially when we got to the huge ones at the end.

I walked around the Hay! Hay! obstacle so I could get a pic of Boogs climbing over it. He told me I had to go back so I could say I went through every obstacle in the race.
Right before the finish line, there were kids throwing "snowballs" at the runners. Boogs picked up a ball and threw it back.
We made it through the entire 5K course. Boogs celebrated by jumping all the way into the vat of bubbles
After the race, we stopped at several of the booths to shoot hoops, drink green drinks, get freebie toothbrushes and snacks.
I was so glad Boogs was finally feeling better. We went to a friend's bowling birthday party later in the day. Sadly, on Sunday morning, that stupid infected spot came back on his arm. Sigh!!!

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