This past weekend, got to cover an interesting event called The Original Mud Run with a local contingent from Cross Fit Bay Area.
I believe the event had 32 obstacles for the contestants to maneuver. For most of the day, I hung out at an obstacle where the contestant climbed a 10 foot obstacle and jumped into a muddy pool trusting it was deep enough. The muddy pool was 8 feet deep and the contestants were told this but not being able to see the bottom. The faces of the contestants varied considerably from initial apprehension to spirited gusto. Afterwards the looks of glee (that they didn’t break their necks) was quite the swing.
I found these contestants very inspirational…