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I am a farmer's wife,runner and a mother of two boys. I help my husband with our farming business. I did my first marathon in October 2010 and loved every minute of it. I'm now looking to do my 4th marathon in Little Rock, AR

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Living History Farm Off Road Race

Tree and I before the race

Me crossing one of the creeks

Tree at the bottom of a steep creek

We took the Hard Road
Last November I was lucky enough to do the Living History Farm Race. It takes place at Living History Farm in Urbandale, Iowa with is a historical museum site. Living History Farm is located on 500 acres of farmland. The race consisted of 7 miles of rough terrain and creek crossings. I have always wanted to do it, but just a little to chicken. It is  the unknown that scares me the most. My running partner and I decided we would do it just for fun and not worry about time. The Living History Farm race is a race where people can wear costumes. So we decided to dress up and have fun with it. We dressed up as two hippies. Their was so many costumes it was unbelievable. Their ended up being 8000 participant's instead of the 7500. OH well the more the merrier. When we had to cross the first creek I looked at Tree and said you go first. It looked pretty steep to me. The other problem was how are we going to get up on the other side. Their was so many people running in this race we were actually walking at times or waiting to cross a creek. I would have to say I am hooked on this race. I never had so much fun. Believe it or not dressing up is way out of my comfort zone. But I would do it again in a heart beat. It is already on my calendar for this year.

1 comment:

  1. I read about this race every year when we lived in Iowa and it always sounded really cool! Unfortunately, I wasn't in a racing state of mind in those years so I never did it. It sounds like you had a great time and did well overcoming your fear of the unknown.


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