A few months ago Forge Wellness formed a team (aptly named the Filthy Forgers) and made the hour long trek to Mulhall, Oklahoma for the Dirty 30 race.
Dirty 30 is a well established 5K with obstacles and tons of mud. This year they supported the Water Is Life charity and of course they clean any donated race shoes to people in need. Our team ranged from beginner to advanced.
The race was easy to find, very well organized and the staff was quite helpful. One of our team mates forgot her race bib in Yukon and she was able to snag a new one well before our wave started. The organizers were keen to make the environment both fun and supportive. Most of the obstacles were more than achievable with lots of crawling and low walls in the mix. Perhaps the hardest obstacle was the one tall wall.
D30 had the first ice trough I’ve had the pleasure…or displeasure.. of doing. Strategically placed about 2/3’s of the way through the event, it served really well to cool down all the runners. All in all the obstacles were very doable especially with the help of a team mate or a fellow runner.
At the end of the race, the local fire department was ready with a water truck to clean off participants which was cold, but awesome. Once cooled and cleaned there was food and drink available.
If you’re looking for your first mud/obstacle event then I’d rate the Dirty 30 Race pretty high. With a team mate the obstacles are very achievable and the atmosphere is just plain fun. I’m personally looking forward to running this one again next year!
WARNING: This is a great dessert, but be careful. While it’s certainly going to have a lot more nutritional value than your typical dessert item, it’s also very calorie dense. Both dates and bananas are pretty high in sugar and the way in which this pie is made will probably raise the glycemic index of it quite a bit.
1/4 cup dates, pitted, soaked
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup almonds
2-3 medium bananas
1 lb. blueberries
1/2 cups dates, pitted
In a small food processor, blend the walnuts, dates and almonds well. Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a pie plate, forming the crust.
Slice the bananas into 1/4 inch rounds, leaving 1/4-1/2 of one banana for the creamy filling. Cover the bottom of the pie shell with a layer of banana pieces.
In a food processor, blend one cup of the blueberries with the remaining piece of banana and dates. Mix in the remaining blueberries (whole). Pour this over the sliced bananas in the pie shell. Garnish with walnuts or berry juice. Chill and serve.
All credit for this recipe to Lindsey Riddle from Nourished Food Coaching
3 cups shredded chicken
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup mirin
3 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons raw honey
1/2 teaspoon chili sauce, (like sriracha)
1/2 head napa cabbage
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup mint
How To Prepare
1.In a small bowl, mix together rice vinegar, mirin, fish sauce, olive oil, honey and chili sauce. Combine 1/4 cup dressing with chicken and allow to soak up flavors while you prepare the rest of the dish.
2.Core and slice napa cabbage into slivers. Chop cilantro and mint. Remove ends and outer layer from scallions and dice.
3.In a large bowl, combine napa cabbage, cilantro leaves, mint leaves and scallions. Toss with remaining dressing and top with chicken.