Monthly Archives: June 2012

Winnie Wars Mud Run Part 2

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I finished my Part 1 post on the mud run where I was running away from something. Did you guess what it was??????    COWS!!!! There was a huge stampede of cows that was coming right behind me and scared me to death!

The next obstacle that came up was a lot more fun then it looked. As I was going through the mud pit, the camera lady said, you are not muddy enough. So I stepped back and took a flying leap into the mud and came up looking like this…

Attractive, right??? I know my husband really wants to hug me right now! :0)

I lost my sunglasses in the process of diving, but it was so much fun diving into the mud. The next obstacle I decided to call the hug and swing because that is exactly what you had to do. You had to hug a punching bag, swing around and then try to shimmy over to the next punching bag without falling in the water.

It did not work so well for me on one of the bags and I almost busted it into the mud below me!

After I ran through the mud some more I stopped to take a break! These runs for me are not meant to have the best time and to be honest they do not even give you a timing chip! I am grateful for that, because sometimes you just need to have some fun with a run and not feel so much pressure.

For all of you short people out there, do you see the pegs way above me! Those were all along this wall and it was miserable! I love to rock climb on these kinds of walls, but it is so difficult for short people like me.

This is my friend/partner in crime Lori! She has ran the last mud run I was in as well as this one! She is all about having fun and getting muddy along the way!

If you can not tell, this wall is quite tall. I had to take a running leap to get over it and even then I had to climb my way over it! Thank goodness for my mother and father’s jumping leg genes.

We had to go through some tunnels and out of an abandoned car engine! The other side had wasp in them and there was no way that I was going to go through that hole! This home when looking at it I did not think it was that deep, but I ended up slipping and fell flat on my back! It was so fun! Who ever thought running and falling in the mud would be fun! :0)

At the end of the race we had to go under these massive beach balls where our heads ended up being mud ball caps. The only way to go under these beach balls is to slide your head under them and then use your bottom to hold it up for the person coming behind you. So if you are in front, then be prepared to get completely muddy like us!!

A little water/spray off time and we were rinsed off and ready for the rest of the day!

Security was probably having a blast seeing all of the people/costumes and muddy madness going on here. These are a couple of my husbands co-workers. I am sure they thought I looked pretty funny with my 80’s style workout outfit.

This is the man who makes it all possible! He has worked hard through a broken leg and all to make this race possible! I will definitely be attending the next race in september. If you are in the Southeast Texas area, check out this race and think about coming out and participating. Great run, food and people!

Survive WW3.5- Winnie Wars Part Duh

If you have not taken part in a mud run yet, you should definitely check it out! If you do not like to get muddy, then it may not be up your ally, but it really is a blast and worth a try one day!

Question: What would you do if somebody asked you to participate in a mud run? 

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Check out some ways you can help your kids in learning how to swim this summer.

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Since I got WSI (Water Safety Instructor) certified I have done nothing but teach swimming lessons. I have taught 7 students in 3 weeks and I have more students to come. I have loved teaching these students how to swim. No child should be scared of water, so I am helping in a way to show children that water is okay and if you do not get scared then you can do anything, including swimming.

This was my first swim student and he was such a cutie! By the end of the week he was putting his face in the water, using his arms and legs and even jumping off the side of the wall to his mom and I!

If you are a parent and have young children here are some pointers that can help you when helping your child enter the water.

1. Exposure, exposure, exposure!!! As soon…

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Swimming Lessons

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Since I got WSI (Water Safety Instructor) certified I have done nothing but teach swimming lessons. I have taught 7 students in 3 weeks and I have more students to come. I have loved teaching these students how to swim. No child should be scared of water, so I am helping in a way to show children that water is okay and if you do not get scared then you can do anything, including swimming.

This was my first swim student and he was such a cutie! By the end of the week he was putting his face in the water, using his arms and legs and even jumping off the side of the wall to his mom and I!

If you are a parent and have young children here are some pointers that can help you when helping your child enter the water.

1. Exposure, exposure, exposure!!! As soon as you can take your children in the water do it! Some parents who wait a while to put their children in the water, have the possibility of their children being afraid of the water. (This does not apply to all cases though.)

2. Start working with your child on blowing bubbles and not being afraid to put their face in the water. 

3. Do not throw your child in the pool or splash water in their face. Always put your child in the water where the water will roll down over their nose, not up their nose.

4. Never tell your child to jump in the water and not be there to catch them! This is a huge deal. Your child trust you and if you tell them that you will be there to catch them and are not there imagine what that can do.

5. Have Fun!! Do not force your child to do something that they are scarred or nervous to do. Most likely that will end up hurting more than helping them. Have fun with your child and help them learn to love the water.

There are lots of different WSI instructors out there. Find the one that works with your child the best. They have classes starting from Parent/Child Aquatics where you are in the water with your child all the way up to Learn to Swim Level 6 where your child is learning the techniques and mastering them to possibly be on a competitive swim team.

Find a pool in your area and get out there and swim! It is a fun and great workout. Swimming works more muscles in your body than you can imagine.

Question: Have you gotten out there and swam on your own, with your family or your kids this summer?

Winnie Wars Part Duh!

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A couple of weekends ago I ran the WW3.5 Mud Run Part 2! I ran with a friend of mine that has ran the past 2 with me and we dress up every time. The first time we dressed up like Power Rangers and then this time we dressed up like 80’s workout girls! I love dressing up for all these different runs because to me it is not about time, or how fast you go or how good you do the obstacle….it is about having FUN!

This has been my 3rd time to run the race with this particular company and this time it was even better because I ran it for free. I won a contest a while back for the best MUD face. I carried my water/shock/dirt proof camera with me this time, so hopefully I will be able to show you some video in another post soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lori and I before the race started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the first obstacle this is what my feet already looked like! I was excited already. these next few pictures are ones of the different obstacles. We climbed over tires, rope swings, through tunnels, swam through water and even ran from something big!!! YIKES!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up the tire bomb we went…..

Through the bus where I almost busted my rear end! Last time I ran this race we ran through the bus, but the ropes were not there on the ground like you see, so this time when I went through I saw the ropes, but didn’t see the ropes…Make Sense? Luckily I grabbed onto the seat when I started to fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Into the downed airplane of unknown and HOPEFULLY out to the other side.

I then got caught in a spider web of ropes and accidentally kicked the person behind me! As you can tell we were not quite muddy yet….but that will change soon!

 

 

 

Then we climbed up this evil obstacle where I feel like I am kind of turning upside down, but I love it!

 

 

 

I will leave you with this picture. This is by far the fastest that I ran during the whole race…but what exactly was I running from???? Take a guess!!

 

 

Hint: It is big, fast and travels in a herd! 

This is only Part 1 of this race! There is still more to come. I will finish this recap soon and then start on my other mud run recap…Merrell Down and Dirty Mud Run in Dallas, Tx. And also a review/giveaway coming soon. 

Question: How is your summer going so far?

Mine is busy busy busy! Swimming lessons already starting with more to come!