Two Tybee Island Blonde ales won't wash the grit and grime completely out of your mouth.
Still, the cool canned beer never tasted better than at that mid-morning moment, having just crossed the finish line after running, trudging, swimming, crawling and sliding through 4.3 miles of mud and muck.
Click here to view a slideshow of photos of the the JCB Mud Run on savannahnow.com.
Several hours later you'll discover beneath the wet, clumpy layer of mud you proudly sport - very much literally - from head to toe, the dozens of scrapes and bruises that will serve as constant reminders for the next few days of the steep hills you sprinted up and slid down, the chest-deep pits of muddy water you waded through and the hay bales and fences you leapt over.
And if you're like me, you'll already start thinking about doing it all over again.
In its second year, the JCB Mud Run, which included 23 obstacles along a course that stretched through the heavy machinery equipment manufacturer's grounds at its North American Headquarters in Pooler, proved a fantastic experience.
Neither too demanding nor simplistic, the course creators seemed to have struck a solid balance for the more competitive racers and those who just wanted to get a little exercise and have a lot of fun while playing in the mud.
Ultimately, at least for me, that's what it's all about: A little bit of competition, a childish need to get as dirty as possible and a morning of a whole lot of fun.
My hat's off to the Mud Run organizers for a job well done. Now, please excuse me while I go take a shower - again.