When I first decided to make it out to the Teva Mountain Games, I had planned on being in much better shape than I currently am. I thought about maybe doing the Half-Marathon or the Mountain Bike competition.
When I realized how far off the mark I was, I decided to go strictly as a spectator.
And then I figured I could do the 10k, even if it made me miserable. But at no point did I feel inclined to to their mud run.
I have done the Muddy Buddy, the Tough Mudder, a couple of times, and a ton of other races that had mud pits as one of the obstacles. And it's one of the obstacles I like the least. It requires no additional skill or prowess except the willingness to get dirty.
At the last minute, I changed my mind and signed up for it.
So I'll get dirty on Saturday and be pushed to my limits on Sunday, although when I was signing up for the mud run, someone who was entered in the 10k and had done it the year before told me that there were several bottlenecks that forced walking. Unless I was competing, it was actually pretty mellow.
I was hugely relieved.
The last few goodie bags I've got for events have fallen a bit short. Not this one.
I never wear baseball caps but this one is really pretty cool, but I won't be wearing it either because Skye snagged it and has been wearing it almost 24/7.
The water bottle is a Stanely which is the brand I've been hoisting about for a couple of years now.
I had mentioned to Skye that I wish I had another pair of short socks and check it out.
The shirt is a technical T that fits and feels awesome and actually looks pretty cool to boot.
There was a Kayak race Thursday morning but it was not in the village area, so we opted out.
I had figured though that most of the vendors would be set up.
I figured wrong. The opening ceremonies at 6pm were really about all that was going on.
Skye and I hopped on our bikes and checked things out. But like I said, not much happening.
The concert was easy going and relaxed. The music quirky, but very easy on the ears.
Lots of fun.
We spotted someone hooping and Skye jumped in. And then she wished she had her new LED light-up hoop.
Our hotel was a 2-minute walk from the concert, so we raced back and returned with her nifty sparkly hula hoop.
She put on a little show and let people give it a whirl as well.
She even made 5 bucks when she took the time to show a little girl how to hoop. When she saw that people were videoing her hooping she was all aglow.
I however was neglect and tired and did not capture the moment digitally.
But I've got the memory, which is more than enough.