01 May 2010

how to play in the mud as an adult...


~so clean before we left...




And she was hooked...



Honestly, who knew? It certainly was muddy - we are talking calf-deep mud puddles.




Having the perfect running partner is half the battle, for certain!




Now, the question is, how does one run on the streets after running through mucky, muddy, fabulous trails? Yes, it was much more difficult, but it reminded me so much of North Vancouver, or of my beloved Ange and her french countryside.

As tradition had been set two weeks ago, I had to indulge in a post-race celebratory bubbly. On the agenda this afternoon - a cooking session with lots of fabulous food and very comfy clothes. Have I mentioned my blisters...?





Next stop, half-marathon...?

Bisous~

20 comments:

Simone said...

Now THOSE are muddy shoes!!! Yikes!

I am so proud of you, you are FANTASTIC!!!! xoxo

Debra said...

Oh ~ I see a Kir Royale.... one of my all-time favorites! What a perfect indulgence after a run! I will catch up with you tomorrow.

Lori said...

Yeah for you!! Now about those sneakers ~ wow!! Enjoy your food, friends and beverages. xo

Blondie's Journal said...

Bravo!!

xoxo
Jane

1 Funky Woman said...

Way to go! I personally would have skipped the run and just had the bubbly!

Privet and Holly said...

Kudos on the run ~ now THAT is devotion! It is so great that you found a running buddy...it really makes all the difference when you are training. And a Kir Royale, waiting at the finish line! xx P&H

Ange said...

I second Simone's motion and raise a glass of bubbly in your honour! YAY!!!!! Another beautiful woman converted to the joys of Mud running...We shall take over he world. I shall try to find a 1/2 marathon trail run at the same time as you... On your marks!!
T'es TROP GéNIALE!!! Bisous

Ange said...

PS - in answer to your question...ONe gives up running on the streets and abandons themself to the joys and delights of the trail - Mud or no Mud!!

FrenchBlue said...

Good Job! You are the most driven one I know:) Keep up your good good work in everything you are doing! You blow me away~
XO

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Congratulations! You inspire me!!!

Morgane said...

congrats ! Nice muddy shoes , you must be proud of it ! Seriuosly you must be proud of YOU ! everytime i saw ,in a blog , someone running , i argue with myself " go running , go running" and actually i don't"it's hurt"! I have to follow your example !

paige said...

a half!!
you got bit for sure!
how awesome that you found a partner :)
ps, love your SEC ballcap, my kinda girl!
looking forward to my informative chat , wink!

GA+E said...

Congrats on the run! the bubbly looks delicious - and you deserve it! :)

lisaroy said...

A little bubbly - now that's running in style! : )

Paris Atelier said...

You have just inspired me to go for a run! Looks like fun and the champagne reward, even more fun!
xoxo
Judith

Martha said...

How fun!!! So glad you found a running partner!!!

Morning T said...

Yay- congrats! Half-marathon it is.

Miss Sew & So said...

total inspiration- how lovely that your 'mob' see their gorgeous mother still delighting in the thrill of running through mud....you look sooo happy...& very deserved of the 'bubbles'...

melissa x

Lissa said...

great job! it's a little addicting right?

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

Way to go, girl! Bubbly is to be used for ALL celebrations :)

Muddy running shoes are a badge of honor.
oxoxoxo
L