Whew! We have lots to talk about today my friends. Let me tell you, it’s been quite the fun weekend over here!
The Man Games
Let’s start with The Man Games. You most likely haven’t heard of this event before, and that’s because it was the first official Man Games event ever! To get all the manly details, you probably want to head over to the website to watch the cool video and read about it.
Cory, the awesome race director, emailed me a couple months ago asking if I wanted to participate in The Man Games. I opted out since I needed to take care of Hunter (and let’s be real, I was a little scared), but Cory gave us three free registrations for Cody and a couple of his friends to participate. Cody, Kevin (his co-worker), and Jared, (Annette’s husband) headed out to compete in the first annual Man Games on Saturday morning.
Us wives plus Hunter were their pro spectators. I’ll tell ya what, spectating is tough work!
The boys started at the lake where they did a couple water events. First up, was the swing. They jumped off a platform holding onto a rope that was hanging from a huge crane. It looked super fun!
The next water competition was a mix of swimming laps, kayaking, and paddle boarding to the buoy and back for the fastest time.
Next we headed over to the pig wrestling and mounted spear toss. I’ll be honest, I didn’t like the pig wrestling event much. It made me sad to see the pigs squealing when they were tackled, but I guess I’m just super sensitive like that.
For the mounted spear toss, you got on a horse and tried to throw the spear at a target.
Lastly, we went over to the Cross Fit and sports obstacle course challenge. It was a mix of running, climbing under barbwire, burpees, flipping wooden poles, tire running, and a few others. Cody said this was the most difficult part of the event, and I believe it!
The guys really enjoyed themselves and had a great time. They got a cool t-shirt, water bottle, little backpack, and a few coupons along with their registrations too. And just to give my honest two cents, the event was a little disorganized at times, but it’s understandable since it was the first time it ever took place. Overall, it was a good time, and I’d totally recommend it to anyone who’s looking for an event that’s maybe a little out of the ordinary and a lot of fun.
On our way out of town, we stopped to grab a couple shakes from Granny’s because they are only the best around! Oreo shake for me please!
The rest of the afternoon consisted of lazing around and enjoying the rain. We headed out to get dinner at Costa Vida because we had a gift card, but we ended up getting our meals free since their computers were down. Free food?! Sweet! I got the grilled chicken salad with their cilantro dressing. Their food is very similar to Café Rio (one of my all time favorites) – YUM!
As some of you may know, it was the first weekend of NFL football. Cody is a huge Chicago Bears fan, so the boys dressed up in their Bears best for church.
Even though I come from a hardcore Packers family, I still can’t resist how cute Hunter looked in his Bears attire!!
LaMaLu Boutique Giveaway
I also have to showcase my lovely church outfit for you, courtesy of LaMaLu Boutique. I am wearing the Ellison Blouse in jade. It’s very flowy and lightweight – I love it. You could easily wear this top in the warmer months by itself or the cooler months with a thicker tank underneath.
I also get to give one of YOU a fifteen dollar gift card to LaMaLu Boutique to choose something of your choice! Enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Would YOU participate in The Man Games? Initially I didn’t want to, but after watching it in person, I totally would! (Except I would opt out of the pig wrestle.)
What’s your favorite kind of milkshake? Oreo or cookie dough.
If you’re an NFL fan, what’s your favorite team? Go PACK Go!
What’d you do this weekend?!