Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lake Elsinore Survivor Mud Run 2011

On Sat. my sister Marla and I attempted to survive a '3.87 hellish mile' race, including 14 obstacles.  
Marla was a little nervous so we got pumped up in the parking lot first. 
I have completed the Camp Pendleton mud run a few years back so I had faith we could do it!

The race started out easy enough. 

We had time to pose for some pics. 

Then we arrived at our first smelly mud pit experience.

We eased our way in, not realizing we didn't stand a chance of remaining semi-clean.

Getting out of a muddy pit is not easy, especially when trying to immediately climb a slimy hill.

We made it! 
Umm, what was this? Obstacle 4? Only 10 more to go...

The scenery was wonderful, I love the Elsinore mountains.

Getting dirtier...

Even dirtier! 
Marla was behind me when she mentioned to a fellow competitor that some mud almost went into her mouth. Then I turned around, showing her my face. Apparently when going under a pipe in one of the mud pits she put her ear under the mud instead. I couldn't help but gurgle as I laughed under the mud while listening to her well thought out technique. 

The trick to this obstacle is lying on your back and pushing with your feet.

Just like being at Glen Ivy Hot Springs, sans luxurious clay mineral mud.  
Lake Elsinore mud toughens you up! (And hopefully doesn't come with bacterial infections.) 

Behind us is the water slide into the lake. Marla wanted to climb back up and do it again!

So close but so far away!

Back in the Storm Stadium where we started, and we still had three more obstacles. I was nervous about this one since I have issues with heights once in a while, but it was fun.

A little sore and a little cut, but WE SURVIVED!  Not only that but we are ready to do it again. The course was super fun; and it was much muddier and more challenging that the Pendleton race. 
(Don't tell the Marines I said this.) 


  1. Oh my gosh, there is just too much to say about this posting. WOW. First off, I would be worrying about mud in every orifice. I wanted to join you next time but man, what a hellish experience. At least they told you up front in the promotional info. The photos do a fantastic job describing what you guys went through. I keep saying WOW but it seems to sum it up. Good job finishing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This was so fun! Glad i didnt back out. The cargo net was the worse and for the record it was 18 obsticles. I am proud of every one. (I should get out more. haha)


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