October 31, 2011

one fine muddy mess.....


my daughter is not afraid to get dirty


and
neither is her boyfriend




they ran in madison's mudrun on saturday 
along with over one thousand other runners.





she was having a blast with the water hose


some of the runners
{taking halloween seriously} 
came dressed up in amazing outfits



this was the farmer, his wife and their chickens


he finished before she did
and then came back 
and ran up the hill to the finish line with her 
isn't that sweet


this is the boyfriend 
flying through the mud pit at lightning speed. 
i'm not sure how i even got his photo. 
and yes, technically this photo should be up at the beginning with my daughter's mud photo, 
but blogger is being a bit grouchy this morning.
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oh and in case you're a runner and are into statistics
she was 23rd out of 257 runners in the 20-29 female age group
47th out of 625 in the all female category
and
overall
she placed 171 out of 1063 runners
~
he was 16th out of 174 runners in the 20-29 male age group
27th out of 492 in the all male category
and
overall
he placed 34 out of 1063 runners
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i think that's right.
she told me lots of numbers over the phone and i scribbled them all over an index card
and wrote them with a bold sharpie. so at least i know i'm close if not exact.
hey, i'm not perfect.
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35 comments:

  1. So flipping awesome!!!! Your kids totally rock. You should be one proud Mama!!!

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  2. Great numbers for both of them...a bit messy on the runners but it gives for awesome photography. Have an awesome week :-)

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  3. Was probably lots of fun and you took great shots but all I kept thinking was...
    Brrrr!

    ;)

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  4. I love their style!! And I love that he went back to finish that last bit with her...They had amazing records and you captured it all so well!!!

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  5. What an alive and fun couple. Your daughter looks so much like you. The picture tell how much they enjoyed the whole experience.

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  6. I'm so impressed with dedicated runners anyway, and that just looks like SUCH a tough run! GREAT photos. And that tin girl? Wow!

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  7. those are awesome times!
    Glad you're up and about again;
    hope you're feeling like a mud run
    yourself
    soon:)
    -Jennifer

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  8. WOW! AllI can think to say as I review the pics..WOW I'm impressed and could they be any cuter together?
    xx
    z

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  9. Awwww... She got herself a great one, I can tell. I love, love, love the farmer and his chickens. LOVE IT@

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  10. What great pictures! How proud you must be of your daughter. Enjoyed the photos immensely. Loved the runner painted in silver - tin man? Anyway, thanks for sharing. These are great!

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  11. Oh, that's quite and achievement!! and.. ICK!!!.. and how, how sweet - he sounds like a keeper!...

    .. and.. ICK!!...

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  12. Awesome achievement! What a crazy-fun race to have been in. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Wow that looks like such fun. They are a great couple. Great stats too. hugs to you Beth.

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  14. Very impressive!!! Finishing at all, let alone in the front of the pack is worth a great big HIGH FIVE! You captured the day perfectly too, Beth. Hope you're feeling good.
    xo jj

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  15. Wow - they are amazing! Love the pride in your voice. Bravo to your daughter and her guy.

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  16. Looks like crazy fun! Congrats to them for such fantastic finishes!

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  17. Whoa, I keep trying to pick my favorite photo, and I JUST CAN'T! The hug is wonderful. The mud is slimy great, and those chickens! beth, you may not be perfect, but you are at least 17 out of 1,000,017.

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  18. How fun and good job with the mud run to your daughter and boyfriend, and to you for taking their pictures.

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  19. Wonderful shots! My son did a mudrun earlier this year. (Ugh!)

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  20. I would like to have a 20-29 age group body and the energy to do something like that. Looks like fun.

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  21. I like the look of concentration you caught on your daughter's face. How liberating to get down and dirty. Wish I was there!

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  22. okay, now that looks fun but a bit cold this time of year....
    and I've already told you how beautiful your daughter is and now let me add she's got a hunk of a boyfriend.... they look happy :)
    thanks for sharing

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  23. I read your previous blogs... you are blogging and taking photos.

    Please be patient with yourself. Be kind to yourself. I think that you're doing a beautiful job. Recovery from surgery comes slowly.

    Take care.. love to you.
    Joey

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  24. You Wisconsiners are nuts, looks like a lot of fun though. And yes, I'm a stat gy, and they did awesome.

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  25. Yep!! They are sure muddy! And it looks grueling! It is hard to run in the mud! Glad they both finished so well! Congrats to them both!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  26. ~~BRAVO!!~~ Oh what fun....

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  27. Oh these are wonderful and so is your daughter and her boyfriend. Gotta love that farmer and his chickens.

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  28. thanks for sharing these so fun I love the farmer and his wife and their chickens too funny!

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  29. They did wonderful in the run and it looks like they had fun. I hope the weather was warm, especially while getting hosed off. Your daughter and her boyfriend are adorable.

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  30. wow. very cool. I'll have to show this to my daughter, she would it in a second.

    love the farmer and his wife... ha!

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  31. that really looks like amazing fun!
    I have heard of these, but not seen them.
    my hubs and boys recently ran a ragnar, and lots of people dress up for those too...
    they loved it.

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  32. This is fantastic... a grown up reason to play in the mud. It's for big kids too!

    Congrats to them both! xo

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth