Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Mud Man...

Yesterday, my middle son, Jonny, the one certified in Personal Training, traveled down to South Carolina to take part in the annual Marine Corps Mud Run. He participated with a group from Charlotte who ran in honor of a fallen Marine.

"Supporters of South Carolina Marine Corps military families held their 5.2-mile mud run for teams and individuals in Columbia on Saturday.

Participants in the event maneuver through 36 obstacles such as mud holes, walls, and trenches.

Since 1993, the Greater Columbia Marine Foundation has hosted the challenge run. In 2010, the event attracted more than 14,000 participants, so the foundation has begun holding both spring and fall mud runs.

The foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports local Marines and their families who have been wounded or killed while serving on active duty. It also supports several college scholarships named after Marines killed in the line of duty.

Jonny truly enjoyed himself and wants to do it again. I am thrilled that he got to run it, and I believe the pictures will give testimony that he had fun..

**(photos courtesy of the Stout family. Thank You!!)

Jonny's group. He is sporting a heavy beard presently (far left)

I do NOT recognize this creature......

Muddy Muscle Man - the Hulk. (his small group high schoolers at church have dubbed him the Beast)

an e-journal entry for this mama today. Missing her peeps...the Marine is climbing on the sides of mountains in West Virginia...the daughter is busy busy working in NC.

Hugs Hugs Hugs to all of them...xoxo

God Bless your Sunday...all who drop by today.


Tete said...

That is so cool. So glad that he got to do this. It will be something he will never forget.
Hope you get an, "Hey, mom, I miss you!" call today!
Hugs- Tete

Theresa said...

Wow, soap required to clean those dirty ones! I know you miss those who are not with you! It is hard to be in two or three places at once:) Have a blessed day my friend!

Joyce said...

I am so happy you are back posting and life is so good! That makes me smile and thank God!
Loved the pictures!!! You can tell he had fun! I could never do it, but my kids did something similar. Will have to show pictures one day!
Have a great day!!! xoxo