That's’s one of Amme Blair's favorite parts about the run.
“It was a great mix of encouragement,” Blair said, “and also just, ‘Get it done! Go faster, stop slacking.’”
Blair said this is her first year participating. She finished the course in about 43 minutes, a little more decorated than when she started.
“The water was tough,” she said, “the mud was stinky and the mountains were pretty treacherous. A lot of people have to pay a lot of money for a mud facial, and I just had to pay the entry fee.”
The entry fee was $80, and it all goes to a charitable cause.
“The youth organization that we benefit right now is the Roosevelt Band,” Greer said, “because we are a non-profit cooperation. So it's been a really good partnership for us.”
However, Blair said that those who benefit most are the runners.
“Every single day you got to get up and say, ‘I’m going to do something that scares me today,’” Blair said. “For me, I’m not a swimmer and the water scares me, so today I had to get up and say, ‘I’m going to go through that water obstacle.’
The run is taking place again next summer, for anyone who missed it but wants to participate.
SLIDESHOW: Buffalo Battle Mud Obstacle Run 2014
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