Terrain Racing 5K | Our First Family Mud Run


Back in October, my family and I ran our first mud run together.  We ran the Terrain Racing 5K here in Las Vegas and it was epic. Both kiddos have done the Kid Spartan races, kids Dirty Dash races, and have participated in a runDisney kid 1 mile race and fun 5Ks like the Bubble Run.  So they are definitely not strangers to running, obstacles, and getting dirty! But, this was the first 5K mud run and it was the first time we'd all participated together, as a team.  

They were so excited to be a part of the race and run alongside us and other adults.  This was a pretty tough race and they did so well.  They climbed walls and cargo nets that I thought were pretty high and scary.  They trudged through muddy water, flipped tires, carried sand bags, and went up and down some pretty steep hills.  They did it all with so much determination and courage. They never gave up.  They tried all the obstacles and hardly needed any assistance from us.  Jason and I were so proud of them.  I think the best part was having so many other runners come up alongside them and cheer them on, especially Elysse, who was so tiny compared to everyone else out there! I could see how good and empowered it made them feel.  

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 I'll admit, I was a little nervous that there might be whining or bickering out there but we all kept it cool and got along great!  The kiddos didn't fight and actually encouraged each other to keep going. We seriously had the best time! I can't wait to run another race together as a family.  I would most definitely recommend running a race or participating in an event as a family.  I just wish we would have done it sooner.  


It's great to get the kids involved in staying active and setting some healthy fitness goals.  Come back Thursday for tips on how to get the kiddos excited about exercising and running races! 

Announcing Pretty Muddy Women's Mud Run Winners

Huge thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway!  Here are the 4 winners of the Pretty Muddy 5K Mud Run:  

Lauren Hamilton (standard race entry)

Bee Hare (family edition entry)

J. Marie Thompson (standard race entry)

Kishna Woo-Hare (family edition entry)

Ladies, please email me at itsamessylife@gmail.com to let me know which of the following city you would like to race in: 

April 26, 2014 - Dallas, TX

May 03, 2014 - Sacramento, CA

August 16, 2014 - Chicago, IL 

September 20, 2014 - Richmond, VA 


Thanks again to everyone else who entered. Remember, you can still use the  Girls Gone Sporty $5 DISCOUNT when you register! Here's the code: GIRLSGONESPORTY to use at checkout

Pretty Muddy Women's Mud Run | Giveaway


Earlier this week I told you all about this fun women only 5K mud run and their cause.  You can read all about that HERE!  

Well, today I am here to let you know that the awesome folks over at Pretty Muddy are giving away a total of 4 entries to a mud run in the city of your choice!  

Pretty Muddy is a 5K adventurous obstacle course mud run for any woman who wants to get outside, spend time with friends, and have fun!  The race isn't timed, it's all about having fun and trying something new!  And for all your hard work, they put on a pretty epic finish line party! Not only do they have the women's only mud run, but they also offer a family edition, where you can tackle the course with your loved ones and create some pretty muddy memories together!  

Here are the details of the giveaway: 

  • 2 standard race entries (up to a $69.50 value) - offered to two separate winners
  • 2 family edition entries (up to a $45 value) - offered to two separate winners

April 26, 2014 - Dallas, TX

May 03, 2014 - Sacramento, CA

August 16, 2014 - Chicago, IL 

September 20, 2014 - Richmond, VA 

We'll have 4 total winners and each winner can choose their location.  Standard and Family Edition entries will be given away at random, so be sure you can participate in either wave.  

Contest ends February 24, 2014 at 6pm PST!  Enter below and share with anyone you know who would love to participate :) 

If you just can't wait that long, go ahead and use the  Girls Gone Sporty $5 DISCOUNT Here's the code: GIRLSGONESPORTY to use at checkout