Why you need to race in a mud run (and how to survive it)

Originally posted on A Busy Mom's Guide to Being Awesome-ish:
While I definitely consider myself to be fairly fit, I am by no means a runner.? I have always loved the idea of running, so back about 6 years ago, after I had my first child, I took up jogging.? It made sense, given that it is tough to find activities you can do… Continue reading Why you need to race in a mud run (and how to survive it)

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Manal Rostom

The Egyptian Hijabi Model Shattering What it Means to be a Muslim, Arab Girl At 37-years-old, Manal Rostom has climbed mountains, can speak four languages, and became a figure for fighting stereotypes about women in hijab. Yet, she still has to deal with those who look at her as a veiled woman with an empty head. Rostom speaks to Egyptian Streets about her adventures, moments … Continue reading Manal Rostom

Common questions about mud runs and OCR

Are Mud Runs a thing? I’ve never heard of them! Yes, they’re definitely a thing! Sometimes called obstacle course races or trail runs, mud runs are running events that will push you to your limits. Some challenges are just a lot of fun; others are for the serious fitness fanatic. Some challenges include obstacles, while others just include lots of mud. There are many such events around the … Continue reading Common questions about mud runs and OCR

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3 Reasons Why an OCR is a Great New Year Resolution 

Originally posted on Ryan Runs in Mud:
2016 is finally here, and we all know what that means: time to make those resolutions! Of course, the running gag of resolutions is that you almost feel like you’re making the same one year after year after year. That gets you stuck in this seemingly never-ending rut. You may think there is no chance of achieving your… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why an OCR is a Great New Year Resolution 

The 2015 review: a year of challenges

Muslims have had a great year taking on mud runs, obstacle course races and other challenges in an effort to raise vital funds for all kinds of good causes. Here are some of the stories we covered; no doubt but a drop in the ocean of challenges conquered in 2015: In March, several students from Hutchesons’ Grammar School in Glasgow participated in the Muddy Trials mud … Continue reading The 2015 review: a year of challenges

Getting the most out of your Mud Run

This is a guest post by Yatie Nadzli , sharing 20 helpful tips on getting the most out of your Mud Run. Earlier this year, Yatie took part in the Viper Challenge, Asia’s biggest obstacle course event. 1. Form a team of fabulous teammates and prepare to have fun! 2. Ensure you get the nutrition you need before, during and after your Mud Run challenge. Eat healthy, nutritious foods and stay hydrated. … Continue reading Getting the most out of your Mud Run

From D- to A+: One Running Girl’s Journey

This is a guest post by Kanza…small reflections on her big journey from mattress to marathon! “I can’t run…you’re so committed and good at it and I can barely walk a kilometer without wanting to collapse…” These were the words uttered by a friend when I asked her to consider joining me in a 5k race for fun awhile back. At the time we both … Continue reading From D- to A+: One Running Girl’s Journey

Let’s eat cake

Like many people, we’ve looked on at Islamic Relief’s Cakes4Syria campaign with a mixture of awe and humility. Twice a week throughout the month of Ramadan, hundreds of volunteers have given up their own time to deliver over 15,000 delicious cakes nationwide. Yesterday alone they delivered 6000 of them in anticipation of a chocolaty Eid. Most of us have forgotten the heat wave of the … Continue reading Let’s eat cake