Well I did the Lozilu mud run this past Saturday with a friend. I wish there were a few more people to make it even more fun but so is life. Things don't always go the way you want. It was fun, it was muddy and the weather was great. I do have to say it was not as challenging as the Warrior Dash. In one aspect I was a little disappointed because I didn't get to really push my body to any sort of " pretending to be an athlete" place, but at the same time it made it very relaxing to just go and not worry what obstacle was coming next because I knew I'd be able to do it. Also for my friend I was very happy it wasn't too hard to scare her off from doing it again. This was her first time doing an event like this and she was very nervous. She did GREAT! She was so excited and felt great accomplishment and that was awesome to see. There were some pretty big groups (ex: WickedMuddy.com group) which really made feel somewhat disappointed that I don't run in circles of people who really want to "do" things like this on a regular basis. Being home I don't have great opportunities to find those people, but I'm working on it. So I will go, I will have fun, and I will make this body do what I tell it to do. Obstacles were not extremely hard so its good for first timers, people with reservations, limitations or just starting out.
The giant slip and slide was the best part for sure! I am not sore, (after the last warrior I had shin-splints for 3 days in one leg! OUCH!) and I can't wait for another one!.
*On a side note if you have a diet of no/minimally processed foods, artificial ingredients/hormones and the like, pack a snack. This as well as many of these events have a variety of after race munchies but they usually are not on the healthy side. This particular event I could eat nothing but the bananas and drink only water. Luckily I had a bag of food. These races leave me STARVING!!But it still was fun and I recommend it when ever it's your area!!