I ran Rugged Maniac a little over a week and a half ago. I would of had this post up sooner but ya know, bronchitis will make you go MIA for awhile. I love running OCR races and Rugged Maniac is by far my favorite race. This was my 4th time running the race and I have lost 35 pounds since the last time I ran. I am in the best shape of my life and I was super pumped before hand to see how I would do this time.
I had never ever tried the warped wall at the end. If you do not know what the wall is, here is a nice video from Youtube of others trying it. Now bear in mind, the day I ran it here in Virginia, IT WAS A MUD PIT!
I was able to make it up the wall my first try. MY FIRST TRY! Do you know how amazing that felt? I got up there and hugged the volunteers and screamed! It was the best feeling in the world. I wish I would of gotten it on video. I tried to record the race on my GoPro. Little tip for anyone using their GoPro cameras for these races, clean out your memory on your camera before hand. I did not and my camera was full 17 minutes into the race. I am a moron and did not get any footage of the good obstacles.
It had rained for almost a week straight here so the course was SUPER muddy and it was actually pretty hot for it being October. It was a fun course though. We did the race in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. It was so much. I recommend every one to try it. I will be running it again this spring!