Oh my gosh – detour from the surgery posts for just a minute!
I forgot to post about my Warrior Dash! It was such a proud moment - I signed up for this 5K muddy obstacle race as a surprise for the hubby many months ago … intimidated because I had not yet even learned to run at that time! But hubby does marathon and sprint races so I was trying to do something “together” It looked like such fun and with my fitness journey taking me to weight lifting it turned out to be right up my alley with the obstacles
I’ll admit when we signed up I thought the obstacles were just “for fun” – but those things were no joke! If you lost footing after climbing up a 20 foot wall you were gonna hit the ground – many a mudder was flat on their backs too ouch!
The Warrior Dash has an atmosphere all it’s own so it was really energizing (and a little strange) to be amongst the LARGE athletic crowd (over 7000 people went thru that course!)… and I was gonna be really happy if we finished and hubby was neither embarrassed nor pissed at me for being so slow We surprised ourselves and finished in 46 minutes! not nearly at the front but hey we got in the top 20%!!! and we (meaning the hubs) only took a nose dive off one obstacle! Luckily it was water, not mud or fire
They travel all over the world and it is such a well organized and established event I highly recommend signing up for one in your area if you can! You and the hubs or your gaggle of girls – it would make a great day out!! THE big thing is to run in costume and since our race was on St Pattys Day I cannot even count the number of leprachauns I saw that day! – I wasn’t ready for that – maybe next year!
we didn’t have any cameras there during but ran into some friends afterward