You Say Grandmother, I Say Grand Mudder

I have written before about my lifelong love of running. I. Love. To. Run. One of my biggest joys is encouraging those who think they can’t do it to DO IT!   Lace up your shoes and get out on your neighborhood streets. If I can do it, so can you my sweet babies.

This weekend I’m doing something new: a mud run.  I’m part of a team of whippersnappers, me being the team elder, and I can’t wait.  Should be some good dirty fun.

Jay, our team captain (oh, Captain!), and I met through the Internet many many moons ago and have become dear friends.  She has taken up running and was the force behind getting our team together for the Fightin’ Texas Mud Run. Go on and click that link and take a looky-loo at what I’ll be doing this weekend.

Back?  Did anyone cringe or want to call a granny intervention for me?

Jay also took charge of making the team shirts for the run; we are team Grand Mudders.


Grand Mudders!

Bright is good. We can keep tabs on each other this way.

Even though I run like a crazy woman, I have a gitchy back that has been known to stop me cold.  How bad is my back? Once I used an office chair as a walker for A MONTH.  True story.

I hesitated to join the team because of my limitation.  But Jay was persistent and totally hounded me into signing up.  WHAT HAVE I DONE?!  My one solace as the race has gotten closer is the Angus burger and beer that I’d get post-run.  Yes, I’m that easy.  Promise to feed me and liquor me up a bit and I’ll pretty much do anything stoopid to have some fun.

Next week, I’ll post the carnage pics here.  I’ll need them as evidence for Sweet E that once his Granny-P (?), his Goo-Goo (?), his G-Momster (?) had badass mud run chops.

Here’s a peek into my nervousness at what I should wear:


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  1. When I was a teenager, I did a motorcycle mud run with my brother. I fell so many times it was ridiculous. Then these little kids….6-7-8 years old would whiz on by on their tiny motorcycles…..uh, yeah. It was a BLAST!!!! Enjoy!

  2. Those compression socks are expensive! Don’t wear and ruin them!

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      I’ve decided on some tight-fitting yoga pants, almost lycra-y, so I won’t need the compression socks. I was worried about ruining them too.

  3. You are an inspiration! My daughters have done the Mud Run (and Color Run and more)… but not me. I’m feeling pretty darn good about myself if I can manage the MS *walk* (!!) each May. And *walk* is the operative word (if those little asterisks didn’t tell you that already). 😀

    Good look to you and your fellow GRAND Mudders!

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      Husband is a walker (though not the kind in The Walking Dead!) and I admire anyone who gets out and makes an effort. Walking or running, it doesn’t matter. Love the MS walk. I had a friend die of MS recently, so thanks for walking!

      Thanks for the good wishes!

  4. Good for you! I am trying to be a runner, although it is slow going! haha I can’t wait to see the pics next week.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  5. Go Girl! Show those grandchildren what you can do!

  6. good for you! I recently got into running and completed a Glow Run 5K two weekends ago. Now my 8 year old (who ran it with me) is wanting to do a muddy run! Check out my blog… I wrote about our Glow Run 5K experience there 🙂

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      Loved the post on the glow run! If you do a mudder, prepare for the awesomeness that is being caked in mud!

  7. OMG….you are adorable! I know the race is behind you……I saw the pic of Team Grand Mudders! You looked dirty but pretty damn proud! I can’t wait to see more and find out how you did!
    My favorite thing this morning is listening and seeing you on the video! You sound exactly like your blog voice and are too cute/too youthful to be a grama, kiddo! I’ve never done a mud run…..5 and 10 K’s…but the whole “what’ll I wear” thing is universal for women everywhere, don’t you think? Nowadays….mesh? Poly?matchy matchy? And on and on and on. I’ve got one outfit for winter/one for summer and that’s it!
    THANK YOU so much for sharing YOURSELF this way….glad to meet you, MT 🙂

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      lol! Those ridiculous videos! Thanks for such nice words. I’ll do a complete post this week with lots of pics on the mud run. It was a great day, filled with MUD!

  8. I can’t even imagine doing a mud run. My hat is off to you. I walked a 5K color run with my daughter and granddaughter. It was a lot of fun. I hope your back did okay.

  9. Love it! I have always wanted to do a mud run…but everytime my family or friends actually get serious about doing it I’m pregnant!!!

  10. I try to run from time to time. When it is warm weather and I walk faithfully, I do intervals of running-walking, gives my lungs a good cleaning out. Good luck to you.
    Living F.A.B.ulously on Purpose

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      I have a love/hate relationship with intervals, but do them because they work so good. Come back tomorrow for the follow-up mudder pictorial!

  11. Way to go! My husband is signed up for a tough mudder at the end of June and has been going through a lot of training for that. I have been attempting to get back into running and training with him but struggle with my flat feet a lot…
    I’m sure the race was a blast for everyone!
    Just wanted to stop by, let you know I found your link on Sugar and Dots <3

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      Thanks for coming by, and come back tomorrow because I’m posting the pictorial of the race. So muddy!

  12. I can’t wait to see your pictures!!!

  13. We are very impressed. We have a cousin who just did one in Virginia. She said it was fun. Thanks so much for sharing at this weeks Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Have a great weekend.
    Debi and Charly

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