One of the many large sand dunes she had to run.
They also had barracades of hay bails they had to run over at the top as well as more boards to go under throughout the course.
They had to run through this THREE times and there was as much of this mud behind me as there is in this picture.
That is Tacey coming around the back there for her second time through the mud.
She was a real trooper. If you listen you can hear her coach and the organizer discussing her great sportsmanship! (Which we all know is the most important part of ANY sport.)
I told her to dive across the finish line to improve her time, but she settled for collapsing on her hiney.This is after the mud; look at those shoes! They had COLD showers the kids could sort of clean up in, but as you can see the mud creeped into small places and stayed. Like in Tacey's socks!
It was a hot day - about 90 degrees, so a lot of cold water after that run felt really good. She has her first real meet on Thursday - we will let you know how it goes!
Happy Labor Day!