The Brash Librarian Gets Dirty Again! AND dressed up!


Yup, it’s been a long week. Last weekenend I ran in the Rugged Maniac 5k mud race with The Bookaneer and her friend – and now, my friend too – Odette and had a jolly good time! I’ll admit, I haven’t been training or dieting as strictly as I have in past races and I definitely felt it. Or rather, I didn’t feel it because it was so &*%&^$^ cold! Icy water and mud pits, getting soaked to the bone going through tunnels and under barbed wire, add a little wind and you’ve got a party! By party, I mean “300 or so people shivering and shaking”.

The Bookaneer, our friend Odette, and yours truly. MUDDY!

I had the unexpected surprise of running into Jesse, the man who trained Dylan and me for our first mud race last year as we crossed the finish line! To think that race was almost a year ago! You can read about our first race here. I also got two beers at the finish line. Thank you, girl who was allergic to gluten and couldn’t drink her beer!

I’ve come a long way in racing, and I’ve decided it step up my game. I have decided to run in the 8-mile Superhero Scramble race in May and have pre-registered for the 12-mile Tough Mudder adventure race in December. I’ll need to be at the top of my game, and I’ll certainly be motivated to eat right and exercise more. Thankfully, this won’t be my first time crossing blades with the Superhero Scramble. I had the pleasure of running this race last year and they have since changed up how it works. Don’t worry, I’ll be ready.

In the meantime, I’ll be going to the MegaCon comic book/sci fi convention on March 16th in Orlando. I haven’t decided what costumes to wear. Any suggestions? Should anyone like to join me for running or dressing up, feel free to come along!

That’s all for this week, catch you next week!

Justin Brasher, Brash Librarian

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