Who wants to get DIRTY?!

No, not Christina Aguilera “Dirrrty,” but let’s just say your washing machine may not like you after these racing parties, err, events.

Obstacle Course Runs with MUD

Provocative as it sounds, the Dirty Girl Mud Run is actually a very clean way to raise money for breast cancer awareness – ALL registration fees go directly to the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund. However, clean fun does not necessarily mean easy breezy. This 5K course is full of obstacle course runs consisting of many obstacles such as a hay bale climb, a tunnel crawl, climbing a cargo net, a fence jump, and of course we cannot forget the mud pit.

It’s fun to run?

As intimidating as it may sound, we are confident that any Bootique’er can complete this challenge! The most important detail to keep in mind is that it’s not considered a “race” per se, but rather a fun-run. This leaves much more room for enjoyment and teamwork. Think crazy costumes, lots of laughter, and live music. Oh, and post-race adult beverages!

This event is approaching rapidly (February 9th), so register soon if you’re interested! If you’ve been attending boot camp and/or doing some kind of consistent cardio, try it out. What have you got to lose? It’s just one more way to beat this winter slump.

Don’t forget to use our special discount code to save 20% “hcboutiquefitSD”.


Mud not your thing? The Neon Run on April 13th is another fun way to race and trash your clothes for a day if you so desire. You will be parading through glow zones filled with crazy fun things like neon glowing water, fog, laser lighting, black lights, and live music to keep you going. There will be dancing, there will be drinking, and believe it or not, there will be running too! This one gives you a little more time to train. No excuses!

Okay, you just want to run a race.

If you’d rather not soil your washing machine, there are a few other upcoming options to try. March is chock full of races including the San Diego Race for Autism or the Urban Dare race (two or more person teams, trivia, and skills challenges?!) both on March 30th and if you’re feeling ambitious, the San Diego Half Marathon on March 10th.

Just do it.

Races are a great way to effectively measure your progress and helpful in goal setting when running for time. For beginning runners, a 5K is a great race to work up to. Once you feel confident at this level, why not bump it up to a 10K, a half marathon, and eventually a marathon? Who knows what your true potential is!

Most marathon runners do not magically wake up one day able to run 26.2 miles.

They start small, get absolutely HOOKED, and keep pushing themselves further and further! Running is really great for that kind of determination and perseverance. In time, you’ll see this kind of ethic carry over to many other facets of your life. It’s a pretty nice reward. All for lacing up your sneakers and moving your arms and legs back and forth.

Not a runner (yet)? We’ve got you covered too.

Check back soon for racing and training tips. You’ll be racing in no time!

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
–Mark Twain