That is why doing a 5k that is fun is so important. I joined some friends and we formed a team. We dressed up on neon lime green tutus and hot pink ripped tights. We laughed and we had a great time.
I had a broken toe, so it was a little hard, but I finished. The water was cold and we got muddy. The course was in the mountains and going up the hill was a little challenging, but it was FUN.
I really recommend that if you are looking to participate in any runs next year you look for the Dirty Girl Mud Run near you. Get your girlfriends, form a team and just have fun. You can run it, walk it or crawl it. Just do it and get dirty!