Girls Get Down & Dirty TOO

It’s Act-Fit Friday, WHOOP! I am super thrilled to turn the blog over to my sister today as she shares with you a recent conquest! I’m sure Allie, Hope, Kim, Michelle, & the Mister will appreciate! Hope the rest of you enjoy baby girl!

Girls Get Down & Dirty TOO

There are cuts and bruises all over, I can’t bend my knees, there’s mud in my ears and I am feeling better than I ever have, rewarded for accomplishing my goal. It’s the end to a new beginning of a healthier life.

When the clock went off at 6:30 am… I never imagined that this Sunday, October 13, 2013 would be the most rewarding day of my adult life. I was headed to the Down and Dirty 10k Run…… an idea that fostered into reality.

My State Representative, and friend, Dr. James Beverly rallied about 30 of his friends together to celebrate his 45th birthday by running in the Down and Dirty 10k run in Conyers, Georgia. He’d hoped to get a team of ten together. The idea behind it was for us to take our lifestyles to a healthier place, preparing for this race that appeared to be bigger than life.

Down and Dirty

Only five members of the team remained dedicated, my lifetime friend 😉 Billy, my Leadership Macon classmate, Freddie, and Adrick (who finished with us but never really came to practice).  We practiced for the race every single day for four weeks. We did everything from six mile runs to high interval training. In that time, we got really close as a team. It really paid off as we took on the DOWN AND DIRTY.

At 8:30 am, we took off with hundreds of other people…. The first few obstacles were fairly simple, push ups, a sack run, and we even climbed a wall….. but mile two got a little challenging, running hills and climbing a few walls.

Then it got REAL…. We had to crawl on our bellies under a net about 1 foot off the ground, but ummmm there was water underneath. So umm yeah, I was soaked and so was my hair. O_o Jigga what? I mean I knew there was mud pits… but I was not prepared for my hair to get wet.

In a nutshell, we waded water, crawled through mud pits, climbed 50 ft walls, waddled through muddy sewage tunnels, walked across balance beams, and type roped walked, just to name a few.

I was the only girl, and the guys stayed with me every step of the way.

Down & Dirty

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Greetings, I'm Joi, a Pharmacist with a passion for fitness & a community leader. I teach BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP, Tabata Boot Camp, & serve as a mentor to young girls. My goal is to inspire people to live healthy, active, & prosperous lifestyles through practical blog posts deliveries. You can find me on Facebook and Instagram. You can view more post and subscribe to stay tuned to latest updates at Rx Fitness Lady.

25 thoughts on “Girls Get Down & Dirty TOO

  1. I did one of these mud thingys a few years ago in a boot camp …yes I have been to boot camp see I use to exercise and be fit…anywhoo I did it the day before my perm so I didn’t care let that had been a fresh perm though…..could not have done it.
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  2. Wow Congrats “baby sis”. You totally rock. That’s a wonderful and challenging way to commit to a healthier lifestyle journey. I’ve never done a mud/obstacle run before. I’ve been invited to plenty and even considered participating…but I always have so many races scheduled, I get concerned about getting injured…so I decline. (one day though 🙂 I’m inspired.

    I can totally relate to the feeling of accomplishment after completing something that physically challenging. I think that’s the same way I felt after completing my full marathon. I was beaten, battered and bruised, but so proud when it was finally over.
    Great post!
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  3. Yay for “baby sis”! I don’t do runs, but the feeling I get when I accomplish a goal is akin to feeling like I can fly! Sometimes it’s a work goal. Or a parenting milestone. Or even going to the dentist for the first time in two years..
    Not that I should compare that to what you’ve done here!!
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  4. Way to go, Baby Sis!!! It sounds like a great day and an even better over-all experience!!! I think that the team aspect to these events is the best part!!!
    Now I sort-of want to put together a team (or maybe make my family sign up!!).
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  5. Well done to Amber for her achievement, still looking great covered in mud. I’ve yet to do a mud run and as I’m past the hair thing (although I’d schedule it with a wash due after :)) I’m up for the challenge. Looking forward to her next instalment 😉
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  6. I did not recognize Amber in that first pic until I started reading the post. Wow! Good for her. I mentioned a similar race like that in my novel. She kept up with the men, huh? Or better yet–they kept up with her. Goal accomplishments feel fantastic! I have RSVP’d for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Party and I am rockin’ the thumbnail on my sidebar.
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  7. I have never done a mud run! If I ever did, it would have to be one where there were not electrical wires and I did not have to go through a freezing cold pond or something like that. I know, I am a wimp!! I have a bunch of friends who have done them and love them. My husband has done a couple too. I love the pictures…it looks like a blast. I probably will do one someday, I just like to complain. Haha.
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  8. I love that your friend wanted to do this with the hopes that everyone would get healthier during the training process – and also that the men stayed with you every step of the way. How challenging – and fun!
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  9. OMGee…you go girl! Muddy sewage tunnels…you got me on that one! As far as running a race like THAT, are you serious, I got tired just reading about yours, lol! But proud of you “baby sis” for doing your thing and representing us ladies well! 😉 Congrats!
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