Monday, September 9, 2013

ChiIL Mama's Pretty Muddy Chicago Photo Recap #PrettyChi #fitness #PrettyMuddy

ChiIL Mama got down n dirty Sunday, at the 2nd annual Pretty Muddy Mud Run!   This year they added a fam friendly final wave which could include women, men & children (ages 6+) and TEAM ChiIL Mama included my son, Du-Jay (12), daughter Sagezilla (10), and her friend, Leah (also 10) whose mom ran the 5K in the first morning wave (women only 14+).   Come chiIL out vicariously with our photo filled recap. 

This was the first mud run ever, for all 4 of us and we had a BLAST!   All the kids were already clamoring to do it again next year as soon as the course ended.   I broke out my good pro cam for before and afters, but just ran with my Galaxy 4s (a smart choice!).   The slide show above is my good Canon.   I'll be publishing a full slideshow of my phone pixs shortly.   In the mean time, click here to get a sneak peek at our Instagram page, or on My Facebook or FB ChiIL Mama Page  and Twitter feed.

Sagezilla and Leah Vs. Mud... let the games begin!

We made ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama bandanas and bags for our 4 team members and the kids got a kick out of all the compliments we got on them.

The run itself was the high point, with crazy fun obstacles including an inflatable water slide into a mud pit, a giant rope net climbing wall called "social networking", a mud volley ball pit you had to commando crawl through, a bubble tunnel and more.

We did indeed get PRETTY MUDDY.

It was cool to see a great turn out of Chicago bloggers.  It was also super impressive to see oncology nurses running alongside current patients and to hear about all the fabulous fundraising going on.   A friend of ours was excited to run the first wave with a group of young breast cancer survivors.   

Pretty Muddy says:  A BIG special thank you to our Chicago partner Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Area, and our national partner Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation!

If you are looking for more great photographs from the event, they will be available on Wednesday, September 11th.  Please log onto Oz Sports Photography and choose the Pretty Muddy Chicago gallery! Be sure to check out #PrettyChi on Instagram for some awesome participant photos too!

The mood was festive and fun, with live music, dancing, frozen yogurt & other tasty food for sale, free beer/flavored waters/granola bars, and outdoor games like corn hole.

What was the deal with all the brave n crazy dudes wearing white shirts to a MUD RUN.  Was I the only one who wanted to slap 'em on the back?

Seen on the Scene #PrettyChi:

We dig the t-shirt "My Wife Gets Down And Dirty"

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