muddy buddy: top 10 (+1) recap

3 Aug

Should your friend Cassie ever convince you that participating in a Muddy Buddy is a good idea, here are a few things to keep in mind (in no particular order):

  1.  A 4:30 a.m. wakeup-call is unnecessary and causes much consternation, particularly because neither you nor your friend Cassie set up the call.
  2.  Running through a field is fucking hard. Way harder than running on pavement.
  3.  Biking through a field is fucking hard. Way harder than biking on pavement. Particularly if your bike seat keeps falling down when you hit the smallest of cow-patty bumps, and you have to pedal the bike hunched over with your knees up to your ears, in a horrific caricature of the Wicked Witch of the West.
  4.  If you’re going to participate in a Muddy Buddy, your friend Cassie should probably have some mad phat McGuyver skills in order to attach a water bottle to your bike using zip cords. The water bottle that you purchased at Target the night before because THE RULES SAID YOU MUST HAVE A WATER BOTTLE ON YOUR BIKE OR YOU WILL DIE.  But then the rules were a bunch of assholes BECAUSE NO ONE EVEN CHECKED TO SEE IF YOU HAD A WATER BOTTLE OR IF YOU WERE DEAD.
  5.  Mud smells. And not prettily.
  6.  You will get mud up your nose. You won’t be sure how, exactly, but there it is. It may have something to do with the army crawl through a mud pit, but really, can you be sure? You just ran and biked six miles through the country. 
  7.  Also: in your nails, your ears, your hair, but not your eyes, because you remembered to wear stylish sunglasses.
  8.  PS—don’t forget to wear stylish sunglasses.
  9.  On the third leg, after you managed to haul your ass over an inflatable military assault with help from the kindness of strangers cheerleader-stunting you up and over, and as you are desperately trying to get your speed up from more-than-a-quick-walk, you will curse everyone and everything, including that clump of mud, that blade of grass over there, and that tree to your left? CAN SUCK IT.
  10. It’s all worth it. Every. Last. Bit. And you’ll want to do it again next year.
  11. But not until after you eat an enormous omelet to celebrate. 
ALSO: I’m guest-posting over at Dragondreamer’s Lair today. Come check it out!

7 Responses to “muddy buddy: top 10 (+1) recap”

  1. The Swede August 3, 2011 at 12:51 PM #

    Y’all are very amusing characters!

  2. Cassie August 3, 2011 at 1:29 PM #

    I like how it looks like maybe I lost my pants in that last picture.

    *note* For the record, I did NOT lose my pants. Though I did take them off in the parking lot. Molly wouldn’t let me in her car with all that mud.

  3. Steph August 3, 2011 at 3:02 PM #


  4. Shannan August 9, 2011 at 8:54 AM #

    Well done Ladies! Encore!!!

    • mollystrz August 9, 2011 at 12:36 PM #

      We’d like to thank all of the people at Dunkin’ Donuts, who made the breakfast sandwiches that fueled this race…..

  5. JJ August 9, 2011 at 10:28 AM #

    I freaking LOVE the shirts! Love this! Now I wanna do it 🙂

    • mollystrz August 9, 2011 at 12:35 PM #

      Do it! You won’t regret it. Even if you ARE picking mud out from under your fingernails three days later. Heh.

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