38 Things Only Mud Runners Will Understand

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

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

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

3. Cue motivational mass training montage

4. You’ll find a new appreciation for jogging

5. Whether the weather outside looks like this

6. Or like this

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

8. All your mates think you’re crazy

9. Unless you can persuade them to join you

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

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

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

13. …or these guys.

14. It’s great when you outrun fellow racers

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

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

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

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

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

20. …and neither is getting wet…

21. ..being set on fire…

23. …or even being electrocuted

24. It’s all just part of the fun.

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

26. Outrun the living dead

27. Even scale mountains

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

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

30. It’s not like you need a medal…

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

32. …because finishing is a reward in itself

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

34. Plus finishing comes with inherent bragging rights

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

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