Bizz & BooBoo

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Who says only kids can play in the mud? September 19, 2011

My sister and I have never exactly been the “girly” types.

Growing up in northeastern PA on a dairy farm (for a short while for me) and always out in the boonies we played in the dirt, fished, collected tadpoles, got excited during hunting season and so on.

While we both have found our feminine sides and enjoy dressing up and getting pretty (I think her more than me – she has a lot of shoes!!) we still aren’t exactly girly.

So… when we heard about a 5k Mudder Challenge – we signed up.

What better way to spend some quality sister bonding time and to have fun then running 3 miles through mud, over hay bales, up hills and into the Sacramento River?

Aerial Shot of the area the Mud Run took place!

Here is my sister and I before the race began – it was about 7:30 am! (Note the color of our clothes….)

Pre-Race

And we made it….. don’t have any pics from during the race – but finally got these of the finish (note the new color of our clothes) ๐Ÿ™‚

Almost there...

Finish strong!

And we still like to play in the mud!

A few tips for anyone who is going to run a mudder (and for me to remember for next time):

  • Bring a waterproof throw away camera, or a friend who can take pics!
  • Wear pants that will stay on (Yeah, I had to take a safety-pin off my race # and pin my pants which were falling off 3/4 of the way through the race from the MUD!)
  • Create a team and dress up or have a name (or both) – we raced as individuals, but are figuring out our team for next year!
  • Have fun and wrestle in the mud a little more ๐Ÿ™‚

The run was a fundraiser for a local non-profit, River Partners. Here is a little about what they do: The mission of River Partners is to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment. River Partners protects the environment by implementing large scale restoration along streams and rivers. We work on the major river systems of the Western United States.

Now we are looking into the next Mud Run we are going to participate in… and I am working on getting in better shape so my sister has to keep up with me (instead of me slowing her down!)

~Jesse

This post was shared on my Gather page on 9/20/2011!

This post was shared on my Redgage page on 9/22/2011!

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Just a blurb…. of what’s to come. September 10, 2011

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If you are reading this between about 9 and 11 am Saturday Morning then imagine me, covered in mud in the hot sticky weather. Tired and out of shape, but laughing and having the time of my life.

My sister and I are participating in the Mudder Nature Challenge 2011 tomorrow! I am excited and nervous – at the very least I know I will have a morning filled with quality sister time and a memory that will stay with us – good or bad!

I am sure I will also have some pictures to post – and those should tell the story of the day!

On to other notes….

I usually post my giveaways links on Saturdays – I am a little behind! Both in entering giveaways and in finding great ones to share with you! I hope to put up a giveaway links post on Sunday (if I am not too sore!)

Here are some of the reasons I am behind on this blog post:

  • Cooking with the kids
  • Drying Fruit

  • Saving my tomatoes from these dirty buggers
  • Sleeping

  • And just plain having fun!!

Another idea I had was to share coupon codes/special deals that I find with all of you! Hopefully it may be a code you can use for something you want or need! Here are a few I have to share:

  • Lands End Kids – $10 off your purchase of $50 or more, plus free shipping. Expires 9/15/11 – CODE: FAMFUN11
  • Gymboree –ย  20% off entire purchase. Expires 9/20/11 – CODE: 11GB96LFF380331
  • Prairie Moon Nursery – $10 off orders of $50 or more. Expires 11/1/11 – CODE: FALL2011

Disclaimer:I am not being paid to share these and I have not even been in contact with these companies, I just have gotten these codes in the mail or in magazines I have been perusing and thought I’d share ๐Ÿ™‚

Have an amazing day!

~Jesse

This post was shared on my Gather Page along with being posted here!!