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She heard about muckfest from a business partner in 2015, right around the time she had been looking for a charitable fitness event to do with her makoto after-school members. Since the members of that group are kids, the event she was looking for had to be fun, had to be for a good cause, and it had to be something that EVERYONE — including her kids — could do. Enter muckfest. It was like the mud gods had aligned everything in her favor.

We had the muckoto team members who are in our after-school program create a schedule for running/exercise. Cool guy tattoos tumblr they would plan it all out on a calendar and then do it. They’d manage their time… set goals… and reach goals. We even had the kids create a mock obstacle course for themselves and any other youth members who wanted to try it.

We also talked about healthy eating and hydration. The kids planned healthy snacks after school and had a meal plan ready for the day before the run.

Make it about spending time as a community. Something that people don’t necessarily see as a fundraiser but rather as an opportunity to get together and do something with fun, like-minded people. That it’s a fundraiser is almost secondary. And think different! Like holding an “axe throwing” party for the adults. Or a “pie in the face” event. Our kids love doing that. We made $150 in 20 minutes!

The community. And I mean not only the muckfest community — that being the muckfest staff as well as the volunteers — but the internal community it creates. Team muckoto is a living, breathing entity that people look forward to joining every year. And it brings people back. Lower back tattoo designs with names we have people who are no longer makoto members… but they run with the muckoto team every year. MuckFest does that. It makes a village.

Nick has lived in dallas since 2009 and been an active member of the OCR community since shortly after he moved to the lone star state. Though he initially did other mud runs and ocrs, his journey toward the muckfest community began on a sunday morning in march of 2016. He woke up feeling a little off and was numb from the neck down. Free lower back butterfly tattoo designs that day, after six hours of multiple mris and CAT scans, his doctors came out to give him the news: he had MS.

Though it took him a while to feel like himself again, he found support from his family and friends, and found a new community with others he met that had MS. Then, he found muckfest. Finally, his love of ocrs and his desire to support the MS community could be combined! A lifelong fitness journey had all led to that discovery, and to muckfest. This is nick’s MS story, in his own words.

Once I got to college, I auditioned and made a drum corps international group called the carolina crown, where I marched four summers on bass drum. Drum corps is known as the “professional” competitive level of marching band so while it may not be considered a true “sport” it did keep me very active each summer. They say that marching a 10-minute show is like running 6 miles! And we did this at minimum every day all summer long. Once I got my undergraduate degree in biology from east carolina university, my best friend adam, who I met through carolina crown, wanted to move to dallas. There was nothing holding me back, so I gladly told him I would make the change and call dallas my home.

This brings me to 2016. My fiancé nicola and I got a husky puppy late in 2015, knowing full well the amount of time and energy it took to keep them happy. Awesome little tattoos we looked forward to having a reason to go on runs and walks every morning and every night. As you can imagine, after being told that I had MS and not knowing what that meant, there were a few weeks of feeling lost. Losing the sensation in my body through the fingertips and toes, not knowing when I had to go to the bathroom or if I was hungry, only really bothered me when I got home after the hospital stay and I couldn’t even feel my dog the way I used to. He was usually so soft and fluffy. It hit me then and there that I may never be the same again.

I had a huge support structure from my friends and family that I will never forget. They made it easy to keep my head up and keep working toward getting back to whatever my new normal would be. After about 6 weeks I could start to feel sensations at the end of my fingertips. It felt like a long process and losing all my dexterity and hand strength made it hard relearning even the most basic of things like buttoning up a shirt or simply writing with a pen and paper. But thankfully I regained most, if not all, of my strength and dexterity. I do believe I am very lucky in that regard.

It was around this time that I came across the muckfest for dallas and I was thrilled! It was my kind of event and the fact that it was benefiting MS (not to mention my favorite color has always been orange) I could not say no. Cute girl foot tattoos so, I signed up and got a team put together with my friend tim, who also has MS. The rest is history! I find muckfest to be a great way to try out an OCR. The layout of the course between mud, water and obstacles is done very well. The event isn’t timed, so you can go at your own pace and you have the option of skipping an obstacle if it seems like too much (although there are always people helping others conquer their fears). Now, I have no desire to do another spartan race. I have muckfest!