Hiya, friends—long time no see! As usual, I’ve had a busy week: my big-girl internship ended yesterday, which was very bittersweet. It was a good experience, and I learned a lot about magazine land, plus I had the opportunity to attend cool events and interview some neat people. I’m definitely ready for a change, though, so I’m excited to pick up more hours at JackRabbit and become truly immersed in the world of running, biking, and triathloning retail.
Wore these Mizuno Wave Inspire 9’s during my last shift.
Anyway, short and sweet post this afternoon because I need to pack; remember the MuckFest MS Mud Run? Yep, it’s this weekend!
Team t-shirts because we’re so legit.
I also need to figure out what apparel will help me trudge through five miles of mud and obstacles the most efficiently. Capris would probably work, right? And an old pair of sneakers? I’m a mud-run newbie, so help a girl out!
What the what?! (Liz Lemon reference)
There are several ways to qualify for this Olympic-distance event, and since I finished second in my age group (AG) at the Nautica South Beach Triathlon (or top 10 percent), I made the cut. Honestly, I’m still taking it all in. I’ll be the first to tell you my AG isn’t super competitive (most people start doing triathlons in their late-20s or early-30s), but it’s obviously a great honor, and I couldn’t have done it without my team, coaches, mentors, and support of my family and friends. So right now, it looks like I’ll be heading to Milwaukee for the Aug. 10 event! (I guess that means I won’t be doing the Cazenovia Triathlon on Aug. 11 anymore.)
Have you done a mud run? Any tips? What’s on your agenda this weekend?