Monday, September 24, 2012

Baby Shower,Delaware Mud Run 2012, and Birthday!

What a fun past 3 days we have had here in Delaware....Saturday it was my dear friend Michelle's baby shower and I had such a great time catching up with all these amazing girls!
We have a tradition of this picture!

AMAZING cake!!

 I am so excited to meet and welcome 2 new babies into our close circle of friends..Alicia is due Oct. 13 and Michelle is due Oct. 30.  I love being a Labor and Delivery Nurse!

Sunday we had the Delaware Mud Run to compete in and we were "in it to win it"! Since this run is a 5K I had decided I would run a quick "clean" 5 miles/34 mins before the race.  Haha..I tend to be a little on the competitive side and usually end up frustrated but this event is for such an amazing cause and meant to be fun.  This year the course was AWESOME and filled with 18 obstacles! Our team was named "50 Shades of Dirty" and we got lots of compliments on our shirts:

Many teams come in full costume and they even host a "Best Costume" contest.  This year there were 10 waves/heats of teams with 400 people per wave!!  So there were many fun team names and costumes. This was one of my favorites and I totally thought of EMZ:
Also this one:
So funny!  We arrived to the race at 8 am for our 10 am start and people watched and used the CLEAN portapots.  Our Fabulous friend Debbie was our "nutritional support" and many other tailgaters were jealous of our spread!  We had fresh fruit, homemade granola, greek yogurt, banana and pumpkin bread! 
For post race she made grilled veggie sandwiches, quinoa salad, tomato and avocado salad, sweet potatoes and Gorgonzola burger sliders!! Oh yeah and crab stuffed deviled eggs!
Back to the run!  We started at 10 am and the course was pretty challenging but not dangerous.  There were a lot of rope/muddy hill climbs, mud pits, tunnels to crawl through, balance beams, leaping over fire, and suspension ropes to walk.  My favorite was the ICE pit!!  I am not talking little cubes of ice I am talking chest deep thick ice to trudge through!  Once I hit the ice pit people were shouting "you are the first female"...So at this point I decided I had to turn it up and really start to run! 
Oh so clean!
Mucky ICE!
1st Female!
 This was the big swimming pool size mud pit with fake barbed wire to crawl under close to the finish line!  When I got to the finish the clock said 28:12 and you have to cross the finish line as your 4 person team so my girls were close behind and we were the 1st all female group in the 1st wave to finish!  So proud of my team and I had such a great time with all of them!  Our other group of fantastic Y girls went off in the 11:30 heat ( i think ), so we got to see them come across the finish!  Hilarious:
Sandra, Lori, Michelle, and Donna!
My hubby also did the run and this is a huge accomplish in my eyes and makes me so happy!!
Pre-Muddy couple!
I highly recommend doing this race if you are in the area.  This is such a great event and 100% of the proceeds go to Leukemia Research.  They also host a MudRun Jr. in June and my oldest son has done it the past 2 years and LOVES it!  Please support this great event!
And the BEST part of the past 3 days is today is my baby's 5th birthday!!
He did his own hair!

New Bike for the bday boy!
I am rocking my Oiselle Runbow shirt above!!  He wanted an bike for his present so we decided to let him pick it out!  Love this little guy so much and he was so excited for his new bike! 
And tomorrow we have another AMAZING day...My oldest son's 8th birthday!!! Yup back to back birthdays is how we roll.
Anyone doing a mud run/spartan run/ warrior dash/ tough mudder?
Happy Running!

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