Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mud Anyone?

Yesterday my son and his friend participated in the MS Mud Run. It's a 6 mile military/boot camp style obstacle course run through...you guessed it...mud! Not my idea of fun but Chris and Kristi were game. Here is their "before" shot:
And the after. A bit muddy but they made it!
And a couple of pictures along the way. There were very limited opportunities to see them.

It was fun watching the other participants. The pictures below show some of the obstacles.
This was the scariest to me. Crawling through a mud filled drainage ditch under a road.



On the way back to my car, I had the pleasure of walking with and talking to someone who was living with MS. His daughter, aged 12, was with him and hopes to run in his honor next year. He told me he was 40 years old and his goal was to live as healthily as he could so he would be healthy and strong when a cure was discovered. It was a very touching and emotional conversation. This fun day had a very significant purpose behind it - to raise funds for a cure. I sure hope they find one. And soon.

22 comments:

Pat said...

How wonderful of them to do this. (I'd have been worried about bugs and gators and snakes and stuff like that along the way.)

Margaret said...

Wow! Good for them! It certainly is a wonderful cause. I would definitely have freaked out having to go through that tunnel -- eek! You've got a handsome son there! Ugh, mud! lol! I hope you brought some drop cloths for the car ride home. :D

Sherry said...

great job! looks like fun even though they had to run in the mud, what a great cause.

Karyn said...

Holy mud bath, Batman! What an awesome job for such a worthy cause...you have such a wonderful family, my friend.
I am with Pat and Margaret, I would have pulled up like a horse, at that tunnel thinking of all the critters that could be down there...extra high five for those kiddos!
Hugs
Ma

Simone de Klerk said...

You gave a great impression of this run! MS is a terrible desease. We have someone in the family who suffers from it. I definitely hope that one day they will find a cure!!!

Linda said...

A dirty job, but someone's got to do it! I would have been standing with you, watching and taking photos from the sidelines. What a worthwhile cause. A very dear friend of mine lives with MS and swears to the benefits of exercise. Bless all people with MS!

Julia said...

MS is a terrible disease. I have two friends who have it. Bravo for your son and his wife to participate in this event, mud and all!

Annie said...

Well they sure are brave souls. And they still had smiles on their faces at the end! Amazing and a nice thing to do for a good cause.

Mylene said...

Great pictures of the event.

TeresaB said...

Awesome story that your son & girlfriend participated in this run. I have two friends with MS and know that there's been a lot of great advances in treatment, but there's more to be done. Not sure I'd be happy crawling through that tunnel under the road...or the mud at all, but it's cool to see what others can do!

Ranae said...

That looks like lots of fun

Zlaty said...

Wow how nice of your son and his friend to voluntier! I hope to find cure soon, too!

Thanks for sharing the pictures, it looks like seens in a movie! ;)

Siobhan said...

God bless your son & his friend for doing that for such a good cause. I used to do walks for MS when I was younger... I think the walks were much more tame than crawling through that tunnel!

Connie W said...

This shows there is something for everyone (this is definitely not for me!). Sounds interesting.

Trisha said...

Very cool that they chose to do such a great thing. Looks like they had fun doing it.

Deb said...

I think that it's wonderful that they did this! And it looks like they had fun getting all muddy! I have a couple friends with MS and hope that a cure can be found soon for this disease. Perhaps with contributions like your son's and his friend, that cure will be found soon!

yarnjourney said...

Those two are really tough to be able to trudge 6 miles through all that muck. Impressive. I hope there is a cure soon too.

We Six Nasons said...

That is one race I could not be in! I think having to go under in the tunnel is the last straw! It is for a good cause, I am glad that so many people turned out of it.

Hazel said...

One word Jackie - YUCK!!! x

Marinbambu said...

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imquilternity said...

Jackie, you have a very handsome son and he must be a very nice person too to have subjected himself to all of that mud...yuck! I'm with you...standing on the sidelines and taking photos, promoting the cause! Thanks for sharing...very inspirational!

Kathleen said...

Thank you to your son and his friend!