Survivor Mud Run: An Excuse for Grownups to Get Dirty

Survivor Mud Run Loveland CO 2014 (2)Mud runs in their various incarnations have become very popular in the last couple of years. Survivor, Spartan, Warrior Dash, it seems like there is a different one happening every other weekend. I can understand why. They look like A LOT of fun. I have to admit, while photographing a participant in the Survivor Mud Run near Loveland, CO recently, I wanted to do it too!

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Spartan Tough

spartan race 02I had an awesome time hanging out at Fort Carson for the Spartan Race last week! I had no idea it was going to be so intense. It’s a 4.2 mile course with a variety of obstacles designed to challenge athletes’ strength and endurance. Participants climbed ropes, crawled through the mud and hauled rocks. They had only one chance to complete many of the challenges. If they failed, they had to do 30 burpies. Needless to say, those that finished had good reason to be proud!

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Portrait of an Artist… Actually, It’s a Portrait of His Stuff

IMAG1266I love my husband. He’s an artist. He does mostly digital painting, but every once in a while he will break out the traditional paints. We live in a tiny one bedroom apartment, so his art studio is part of our living room. I love that. It makes it easy to hang out, even when he is working. His work area can also make for interesting photographs. This is just a little glimpse into our life together (it’s a pretty great life :))

Oh yea, the painting isn’t anywhere near done yet. I’ll have to post a picture of it after it’s finished, so you can see it :)

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