July 2, 2008
for as long as i have been going to youth camp with our students (7 years) i have never had to go thru MUD MOUNTAIN. it is the most loved event of all the activities we do while at camp. this year, though a couple of the girls had medical problems and could not. this left us one short, so i jumped in. i took the chicken in my left hand and held my other 2 teammates hands and we were off. sprinting down and around the tree. then there is the first mountain. i am half way up and without seeing the person a bucket of mud in thrown in my direction. he had very good aim! i was shocked but focused on getting over. i slide down and start to climb the second mountain. my foot gets stuck. i almost lose a shoe. i can only see out one eye but again i'm staying focused on getting over. once i slide down and slip a couple of times trying to stand i realize that i'm waiting on my teammates. ME, A 31 YEAR OLD, MOTHER OF 2, FIRST TIME EVER DOING MUD MOUNTAIN FINISHED BEFORE 5 OTHER TEENAGERS!!!!!! i am proud of this accomplishment! crazy to think that getting so muddy is fun but i hope that i get to do it again next year! chad was a sweet guy and let me use his shirt so i could see again. the only bad part about this whole mud mountain thing - you have to clean off in the smelly creek.
Posted by misty at 3:27 PM