April is going to be a busy month for my legs. I'm doing two races. On April 6th I'm running the Cooper River Bridge Run, a 10k in Charleston, SC and on April 27th I am doing the USMC Ultimate Mud Run Challenge in Columbia, SC which is also a 10k with 36 military obstacles.
The bridge run is an amazing run which takes you over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. The first 3 miles are spent slowing trekking up the incline of the bridge. Once you reach the top, views are amazing and the rest is a downhill piece of cake. When you reach the last mile, the streets are lined with people cheering you on. The energy is amazing, and gives you that extra boost to sprint to the finish line. I'm really looking forward to it this year, and hoping to beat my time from last year. Wish me luck!
This will be my 4th mud run i've participated in. This year I'm doing it with my dad, uncle & cousin! Not quite sure why I like to put myself through the kind of torture experienced on this course, but I do. The past years I have done it, it has only been a 3-5 mile run. This year they pulled out the big guns and extended the course to a 10k(6.2miles). To prepare for this race I have been running, doing yoga and I signed up for bootcamps three times a week at a local gym. Even though I'm a runner and feel good about the race, it's still gonna kick my ass. I'm gonna need as many good thoughts and well wishes on this one! Hopefully I won't end up being black and blue everywhere like I have in the past. Follow me on Instagram to see photos during and after the races!
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This video is from a mud run I did in 2009.
This is what I will look like on April 28th. A very sore, bruised Kari.