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38 Things Only Mud Runners Will Understand

If you've made it through a race, you'll know...

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1. As soon as you sign up, that sudden realisation…

Realisation

2. …that you’re nowhere near ready to race

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3. Cue motivational mass training montage

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4. You’ll find a new appreciation for jogging

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5. Whether the weather outside looks like this

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6. Or like this

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7. Because odds are on race day, even in the middle of summer, it’s gonna look like this

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8. All your mates think you’re crazy

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9. Unless you can persuade them to join you

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10. In which case you’ll lose them as soon as the race starts

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11. You’ll get that surge of adrenaline at the start line

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12. Where you’ll probably be standing next to this guy

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13. …or these guys.

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14. It’s great when you outrun fellow racers

Yeah Bitch!

15. …but not so great when they outrun you.

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16. But you know there’s always that camaraderie between everyone running…

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17. …which is great when you need a cheeky boost or assist.

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18. After all, these are people who understand what mud really means.

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19. They understand that getting muddy isn’t a problem…

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20. …and neither is getting wet…

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21. ..being set on fire…

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23. …or even being electrocuted

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24. It’s all just part of the fun.

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25. After all, you’re fuckin’ hard. You can take on Spartans

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26. Outrun the living dead

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27. Even scale mountains

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28. Although getting over that last wall is always a bitch

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29. But it’s worth it for that feeling when you see the finish line

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30. It’s not like you need a medal…

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31. …(though secretly you LOVE the medal)…

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32. …because finishing is a reward in itself

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33. After all, you’ve pushed yourself further than you thought you could go…

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34. Plus finishing comes with inherent bragging rights

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35. And, of course, this. The most welcome sight in the whole world!

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