Monday, September 12, 2011

Momma, I’m a Dirty Girl! (blush)

My mom reads my blog, so I’m making this little confession right here.  Something I haven’t been able to tell her in person. 

Something I still can’t quite believe myself.

dirty girl starting line

Saturday, September 10th, I became a Dirty Girl by participating in the Dirty Girl Mud run held just south of Buffalo, NY.

Yea, me, running.  I’m sooooo not a runner, or a walker, or any kind of fitness buff.

But I stepped outside my comfort zone and signed on to do this 5k race with a group of friends from golf. 

(I may or may not have had a drink or 2 the night I agreed to do it; just saying)


The name of our team was “See you at the Finish Wine”. 

We had a riot getting together to decorate our tee shirts to wear for the race.

My Silhouette cutter came in handy for cutting out the wine glasses and bottles to iron on to the shirts. (thanks to Gail for helping me get it figured out)

This is a team photo of all of us before the race started.  (I’m the one on the far right)


The Dirty Girl race is an event for women only, of all ages.  It raises money for breast cancer research, awareness and education.

So, just 4 weeks ago I started training for this run in the early mornings. 

Have I mentioned I’m not a runner?

OMG, running is so hard! I started with the couch to 5k program but had to accelerate it since I didn’t have 12 weeks to train.

The 5k course also had 11 obstacles to overcome, the most famous being the mud pit that must be crawled through to get to the finish line.

Yup, a mud pit.  (hence the Dirty Girl name)

There's also a cargo net to climb over, tires to high step through, hay bales to climb, tunnels to crawl through, a mud hill to slide down, all in all  a bunch of challenges all along the way.

  cargo net

It was fun! 

I actually surprised myself by being able to run most of the course with just a couple stretches of walking.

By the end of the race we were all pretty dirty! 

Here’s our team “after” photo.

dirty girl 2011 finish wine 

Here’s me before the race……all nice and clean.


And here I am after…..sliding down the mud hill on my belly was a riot!


We spent the night at a hotel in Buffalo and had a fun filled night out.  On the way back home we made a pit stop at the Outlet Mall for some bargain hunting. 

All in all, it was a great adventure!

Oh, and I almost forgot, somewhere along the way I agreed to run a race in October, and November, and December too. 

Not quite sure how that happened……


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  1. What a fun girl bonding weekend and for a great cause to boot! And you are all still smiling at the end.

    Now I might consider running if they had junk piles (first come first serve) along the way. "Picker Girl 5k". Just a thought.

  2. lol I am guessing you agreed to do the other races after that "fun-filled" night out! Maybe another drink or two involved? Just kidding! I'm glad you agreed to do more, so that you'll keep it up.
    ohh, I've NEVER been a runner, nor will I ever be-hahaha
    congrats on a job well done! May I add??? you just look so darn cute in your t-shirt, mud and all!

  3. Wow! I'm so impressed! Anyone who can do a 5k is awesome! And you did the whole thing, and your hair still looks clean!
    My daughter did what's called "The Dirty Dash" a few weekends ago~I think it's kind of the same thing. She said it was a lot of fun.

  4. Good for you Rose... I am so proud of you. I am not a runner, I hate running for anything. Love your "dirty" look.

    You were just around the corner from us... I was in the states this wkend too.

    So glad you had some fun.

    Hugs, Deb

  5. Wow! Rose... aren't you brave!
    Running for a good cause...just good clean fun...ehem, well, except for the mud, huh?


  6. Way to go Rose! You are much braver then I am. I am so NOT a runner but you did great. And signed up for 3 more!

  7. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

  8. Oh Rose it looks like you all had a BALL....Wouldn't it be WONDERFUL if exercising was ALWAYS such fun....I'm sure we'd all be up for more of it....!!

    I look forward to reading about your next three runs....!!

    Hope you're having a BRILLIANT week....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

  9. Wow, that was so pretty girls. Great job girls, Congratulations, you made it through. That was a great race exclusively for girls. Looking forward always.


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