Saturday, I did my August mud run. I’d only heard of the Krusher mud run a few months ago, but I signed up because it filled the important hole in my mud run schedule. I had none for August, after all!
The mud run wasn’t that far from me – at least as the crow flies. It was at Lake Piru, which is a little ways off the freeway on a smaller road, so it still took me about an hour one way to get there. Still, not as bad as some I do every year which are easily twice that.
Based on the title, I wasn’t sure if there would be mud or not. And they kept me in suspense until almost the very end. But when we got to the mud – wow! It was thick and deep. Some of the thickest and deepest I’ve experienced at any mud run. I loved it!
The rest of the run was good, too. There were a couple of different obstacles like climbing up tubes. Unfortunately, I skipped their version of a water slide since the way to climb up to it involved climbing up tires. I’m sure I could have done it if I needed to, but it was high and my fear of heights was making me uncomfortable.
I’ve only ever been out to this lake one other time, so I don’t know for sure, but I feel like the lake is way, way down from where it would normally be. Part of that is based on the fact that we started and ended at a boat ramp and was nowhere near the later. I also think that much of the course would be under water in a normal year. I could be wrong on that, but that’s my best guess.