Momma Told Me: Own Your Strong And Join A Mudderella Event With Me! #Mudderella2015

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Own Your Strong And Join A Mudderella Event With Me! #Mudderella2015

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #Mudderella2015
Mudderella is the first all day active event made by women for women. This 5-7 mile obstacle course run is designed to challenge while encouraging through teamwork and training. Any athletic level can join and ys, men are welcome to support their leading ladies by participating too. Register today and experience a one of a kind event, do all or some of the obstacles to fit your fitness level. #ad
Momma Told Me: Only you can define what it means to be a girl.

I was browsing Facebook in the wee hours of the night the other day and came across a meme in which a woman shared a conversation with her daughter. The woman had asked her young daughter what she wanted to be for Halloween his year and the daughter had replied, 'Thor.' Upon further pressing the mother became bewildered, "Don't you want to be something pretty like a princess?" to which the daughter replied, "Thor is pretty, mommy!"

Now, of course this is funny because Thor, or rather Chris Hemsworth, is in fact quite the specimen to behold, but clearly a character defined as man. Yet, his strength, bravery, and general badd-ass-ness (I don't care if it's not a word, that's what kind of post this is) is hypnotically alluring when combined with his flowing gold locks and piercing blue eyes. You see, I was that young girl. Growing up I was much more interested in climbing trees and chasing the 'bad guys' than playing with Barbies or wearing leggings. If you are a woman from my own tribe, and these sentiments ring true for you, then you just might be interested in unleashing the power of the woman at a Mudderella event.
Mudderella is the first all day active event made by women for women. This 5-7 mile obstacle course run is designed to challenge while encouraging through teamwork and training. Any athletic level can join and ys, men are welcome to support their leading ladies by participating too. Register today and experience a one of a kind event, do all or some of the obstacles to fit your fitness level. #sp
Over the past few years I've shared my commitment to get healthier through small and gradual lifestyle and mental changes like cutting sugar from beverages, getting more sleep, and exercising regularly. I've done a few fun runs and I've improved my heart rate and mile time on the treadmill at home and at the gym. I take the stairs most of the time, and make sure I am getting up, out, and active throughout the day. I don't suppose I'll ever be toned and fit; and I am fine with that, so long as I continue to strengthen my core and constantly move towards challenging and improving myself. That is where Mudderella comes in.
Mudderella is the first all day active event made by women for women. This 5-7 mile obstacle course run is designed to challenge while encouraging through teamwork and training. Any athletic level can join and ys, men are welcome to support their leading ladies by participating too. Register today and experience a one of a kind event, do all or some of the obstacles to fit your fitness level. #sp
I won't lie, the thought of tackling a 6 mile, obstacle laden, mud run course is entirely terrifying. The mud doesn't phase me at all, in fact, I am in it for the mud- well, the mud and the comradely of tackling such an event with some of my best buds, of course. But I am human, and I am aware I am so very critical of myself. I see flaws no one else sees and I fall hard when I set goals and can't quite attain them. If you are like me, Mudderella is still for you.
Mudderella is the first all day active event made by women for women. This 5-7 mile obstacle course run is designed to challenge while encouraging through teamwork and training. Any athletic level can join and ys, men are welcome to support their leading ladies by participating too. Register today and experience a one of a kind event, do all or some of the obstacles to fit your fitness level. #sp
At Mudderella everyone finishes. Do all, or none, of the obstacles throughout your 5-7 mile trek. Run or walk the entire course (just so long as you don't leave your girlfriends in the duct, some obstacles require more than one person!) Go fast, or go slow- the only real rule is that you own your strong and come invested in the power of you. Arrive knowing your strength, willing to be surprised by the power of your own strength, and ready to embrace the truly amazing comradely of the thousands of women there with you (and they will be there ready to help, even if you are a complete stranger) and you can conquer Mudderella.
Mudderella is the first all day active event made by women for women. This 5-7 mile obstacle course run is designed to challenge while encouraging through teamwork and training. Any athletic level can join and ys, men are welcome to support their leading ladies by participating too. Register today and experience a one of a kind event, do all or some of the obstacles to fit your fitness level. #sp
At no point on your path to Mudderella are you alone. There is a wealth of great resources online through the Mudderella website including a 12 week training program that is quite visual and easy for even a beginner to follow through with. The exercises are clearly designed to help you gear up for tackling the unique range of obstacles that might appear at your location on event day. Just take a look at the Down Dog Push Up designed to help train for the Downward Dirty Dog obstacle. Mudderella maintains a large group of active obstacles in their obstacle and rolls them out at different events depending on region, terrain, weather, and more. While you won't have an exact idea of what to expect, the online training and exercises are certainly designed to help make you your best for event day.
Mudderella is the first all day active event made by women for women. This 5-7 mile obstacle course run is designed to challenge while encouraging through teamwork and training. Any athletic level can join and ys, men are welcome to support their leading ladies by participating too. Register today and experience a one of a kind event, do all or some of the obstacles to fit your fitness level. #sp
I will be bringing 3 friends to the NorCal event June 27th, 2015, but there are several events at locations across the nation open for registration now. While we haven't officially been able to register, though we hope to in the coming week, our team is already beginning to start the 12 week Mudderella training program at the gym and my bestie and I hope to met this week to do some obstacle training. You may recall Alicia Gonzalez of 24/7 Modern Mom as my roomie and blogger friend from BlogHer 2014, and #BloggerConfessions. She is not only a powerhouse of creativity, ideas, and business but a mom to triplets AND 2 boys, a total of 5 kids! She is an inspiration to me and I simply cannot wait to see her again for Mudderella as my teammate!
Mudderella is the first all day active event made by women for women. This 5-7 mile obstacle course run is designed to challenge while encouraging through teamwork and training. Any athletic level can join and ys, men are welcome to support their leading ladies by participating too. Register today and experience a one of a kind event, do all or some of the obstacles to fit your fitness level. #sp
As you can see, there is a lot to consider, but, primarily, a lot to look forward to when joining a Mudderella event. I have done many styles of races and runs and few have impressed me even close to the organization and resources Mudderella has provided. And for those wondering, because I know you are, men are allowed to participate, especially if they dress up and get in on the fun (purple is the color of choice!) Just because Mudderella is the first all day athletic event designed by women for women does not mean friendly support and participation from the opposite gender is frowned upon! There is also a mini obstacle course for children, and guests are welcome to watch the action from the bleachers and special obstacle sidelines for a nominal fee.

I truly look forward to sharing more about my training process, the wonderful women on my team, and our participation in this year's Mudderella NorCal event. Now, tell me, which obstacle do you think might be the most fun/challenging for you? The tire run, the rope climb, getting muddy, giving piggy back rides???

What Daughter Says: Own your strong with a new goal and amazing memories at a Mudderella event near you.





Right now Mudderella has 9 US and two Canadian events planned for 2015, but you never know we might just decide to add a few more along the way, so be sure to check out www.Mudderella.com for all the latest info.  The current 2015 event schedule of events is:
 
-        NY/NJ – May 9, 2015 – Englishtown, NJ
-        Chicago – May 30, 2015 – Richmond, IL
-        NorCal – June 27, 2015 – Vallejo, CA <------ JOIN ME!!!
-        Toronto – July 11, 2015 – Kitchener, ON Canada
-        Capital Region – July 25, 2015 – Clarksburg, MD
-        Colorado – August 22, 2015 – Snowmass Village, CO
-        Pittsburgh – September 12, 2015 – Slippery Rock, PA
-        Whistler – September 26, 2015 – Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler, BC Canada
-        New England – October 3, 2015 – Thompson, CT

24 comments:

  1. I don't like to run and if I do, I definitely don't want to be muddy while I am doing it. I am sure it's fun, it just wouldn't be for fun for me.

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    1. Would you enjoy watching people run the course? I think it would be a nice day out, especially if you have kids who'd enjoy the mini course!

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  2. My sister is big into these runs. She's done tough mudder about three times. I've never hear of Mudderella before. I'll have to send this on to her.

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  3. Just like Masshole Mommy, I don't like to run and I don't usually get muddy, but this event is so much more about being a really cool chick, doing something outside the comfort zone and just let your crazy out, and by the way, I will be walking for a whole 5-7 miles

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    1. #TeamWalking *high five* I am training, for sure- mainly because it's just a good idea to work on cardio and activity day to day and my job has me indoors and sitting most of the time. I will probably be walking the majority as well, since it is a team event, and I am going to stick with my team to support them as well- someone has to help pull me up that wall! Many people do not realize that this is not something you have to run, or even be bulky and athletic for. Now the mud, that just isn't for everyone.

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  4. I have always wanted to do one of these! I also have the stamina of an 80 year old, but it would be a fun goal to work toward!

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  5. That looks like fun! I love the name of the event, I can't wait to see your pictures i bet you have a blast!

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  6. So awesome that you are doing this! I wish there was one closer to me so I could "think about it" haha.

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  7. Your my hero! I wish I had the strength to do it. All of my daughters run and I have the utmost respect for all of those training and participating in great events like this :)

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  8. I had no idea that there is a training program with it. I have always been too overwhelmed, but may need to check it out.

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  9. My daughter would definitely be into this. This would be a serious physical challenge and a fun event!

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  10. I wish I could run, but I'm just a fast walker. Lol looks like fun!

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  11. I've been looking for something fun like this to do. My friends do fun runs all the time and I've been wanting to find something to get in shape for. I may try this out.

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  12. How fun! I only wish they'd come to Texas so I could give this a try with my friends.

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    1. Hi Christi, I have family in Texas and would love to see a Dallas or Austin based event too!

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  13. This sounds like a great workout and a fun event! May have to give it a try myself!

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  14. This event sounds like a lot of fun! What a great way to get fit.

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  15. Oh wow, I've always wanted to do an event like Mudderella! What awesome motivation!

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  16. This looks like a lot of fun! I like that you can go at your own pace. I am not much of a runner, but I would not mind walking and doing the obstacles.

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  17. Sounds like a great event! I love that everyone finishes the race, whether they are running or walking!

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  18. I don't know if I could ever do something like this! It looks really intense! But kudos for those who do!

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    1. Hi Cathy, IT always did seem too intense for me, but it is an all day event. Participants may go as slow as they want and skip as many obstacles as they want- it's not quite the mad bull run you'd imagine!

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  19. This looks intense but fun! I wish there were one near me!!

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  20. This would be an amazing event to be apart of. I will have to keep this in mind for a goal i can set myself.

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