Sunday, July 27, 2008

Muddy Sunday!

If you've never played mud volleyball before, you're missing out. Jen, Joy, Kristen, Caleb, Jean, and Kressen played in a 1-day charity tournament today to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The tournament consisted of 32 teams playing on courts filled with ankle (or more) deep mud.

Since none of us had played in a mud game before, we had a bit of a learning curve. It turns out that you can't jump real well when your feet are suctioned into the mud, and its way harder to set or spike a ball that's weighed down with water and mud. So, we decided to slip, slide, and start playing like fourth graders. Underhand serves, passing over the net, and watching the other team screw up their attempts at offensive play became the order of the day. It worked pretty well, and at the end of the day we won 3 of our 5 matches (and nearly one the last). It was a great time and a fun way to get really dirty, and I'm definitely planning on on doing it again next year.

1) The team - before
2) The mudmaker...
3) You have to duct tape your shoes on or you'll lose them to the muck
4) The ladies, after game 3
5) The game
6) Me, after game 4
7) Kressen and I
8) The team - after

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