I think that getting into the gym is pretty intimidating for most women. First of all, we remember when gyms were either for “meat heads” or with different areas for men and women. OR we remember them as meat markets, pick up joints, where you had to ‘look’ the part to fit in.
Well, guess what? It’s SO not like that anymore. Women: it is totally ok to lift. Lift dirty. Grunt. Sweat. With no make-up on. In whatever clothes you feel comfortable in.
Last year for me was about pushing my boundaries Being ok with however I looked IN the gym because I wanted to look and feel better OUTSIDE the gym. One way I did that was to participate in something I never thought I would – a Mud Race. It got real dirty, y’all. Like, whoa. I still can’t believe I did that. And now I’m totally hooked.
I want to recruit all the ladies to do this with me. It’s pretty fantastic to just let it go. Not care. Push your boundaries. Get Muddy. Get Pretty Muddy. Be a Dirty Girl. Find a Muddy Buddy. Make a Muckus Ruckus. Be a Spartan or a Warrior. Finish off with some Foam 5K. (All of these are titles of races. I’ve only done the Muddy Buddy, but want to try them all!) Whatever you choose to do – do it dirty. Do it with your girlfriends. Do it with your husband. However you want to get dirty – trust me – you’ll get hooked and you’ll want to make it the dirtiest year of your life.
As I’ve been researching where and what types of runs I want to participate in this year I found the Pretty Muddy series. The Pretty Muddy is a mud run series for women only to focus on friendship, fun and fitness. In checking out their website I figured out this looks pretty damn awesome.
One of my goals for this year was to try and get other women to step out of their comfort zones. In reward the Pretty Muddy ladies have given me a coupon code to use with all of you to try out your first Pretty Muddy run. So, join me in Richmond? Run where you live? C’mon. Get pretty muddy with us. Use the Discount Code GIRLTIME to earn $20 off of your registration before January 31, 2013.