Monday, April 23, 2012

Time to Pack...

I have my list and now it's time to actually start putting things on my list in my suitcase...
Not all inclusive...don't worry, there is MORE.
Thursday can't come soon enough...I am so ready to get this short week over with and get on with vacation. Of course today I started feeling really cold and achy and then by the end of the day I had a killer headache and a scratchy voice/throat. Wouldn't you know this happens 6 days before my marathon? I'm determined to fight it though with sleep ( it time for bed yet?), vitamin C, and water.

I'm also excited to be registered for the upcoming Dirty Hog race on May 5th! It's going to be 5 miles (at least) of dirtiness and mud and muck and crazy obstacles! Does it get much better than that? I'm not sure...I've never done anything like this. And the best part is The Dirty Hog was designed by the US Special Forces to promote toughness, teamwork and reward. Because of their commitment to us both on the course and to those heroes serving abroad, The Dirty Hog is a proud supporter of OPERATION HOMEFRONT which provides emergency, financial, and morale assistance to families while troops are participating in a tour of duty. Pretty cool, eh? I hope I don't break my leg...I may need some of that Operation Homefront assistance.

Oh yeah....
Have you ever done a race like this before? I have no idea what to expect but I am sure it will be an experience.

And I totally forgot, I'm in the running for Circle of Mom's Top 25 Outdoorsy Moms! Wow! But I'm sitting at #28 so if you have a free minute head over and cast your vote! Click HERE! THANKS

Well, off to either pack or go to bed...


  1. Big Sur here we come!! Ahh I guess I better make a packing list too.

    I've never heard of The Dirty Hog race but I am well aware of Operation Homefront. We needed their assistance a time or two. Anyways best of luck to you at Big Sur and the dirty hog race :)

  2. I hope you feel better by today!! BIG SUR will be awesome :) Good luck!

  3. Feel better!! Good Luck at Big Sur!! I can't wait to hear about it!

  4. I did a Marine Mud Run last year and ended up with cuts, scratches, and several deep bruises on my knees. We had to crawl in muddy river beds under netting, climb wooden plank walls, that sort of thing. And I wore shorts. I highly recommend wearing capris that you don't mind ripping! And my husband wore an old pair of cycling gloves which turned out to be super helpful for climbing. He wore a Camelbak for our water and we tied it close to his back, that was a lifesaver after getting mud in your mouth on some of the obstacles. Plus it provided a tiny pocket for car keys and chapstick (bring a plastic bag to seal your car key). Have fun!

  5. May your cold type symptoms go away quickly sweetie...and good luck, you sound like you are prepared and excited..heck I'm excited for you! Have a great time!

  6. I like the mud runs. Btw, I voted. You are at 26 now.


You're pretty much awesome!!


Related Posts with Thumbnails