When I did Warrior Dash 2 years ago, I wasn't sure what I was thinking signing up to run 3 miles AND complete obstacles that included crawling through mud and jumping over fire. Then I did it and seriously, it was so much fun. So here I am two years later, doing it again with my local friends. They had to see what all the fuss was about for themselves.
There was one obstacle in particular that was pretty hard (using a rope to scale a wall) but overall it was just messy and fun. Good times! One of those experiences that is really hard to put into words.
Here is the whole crew, from left to right Tina, Cruz and Tara, myself, Diana (Tina's sister) and Johnny (Tina's husband). A big shout out to Joe who stayed home and watched our kids and Tina and Johnny's so we could be at Warrior Dash:
My favorite before pic:
Tina and Johnny brought along a disposable waterproof camera so we got a few action shots along the race. Here I am running through the tires:
Up and over, down and under:
Tina and I jumping over the fire (love the crazy muscle man behind us clearly from the following wave):
All of us joining forces after the final mud pit to cross the finish line:
The girls afterwards. I know you can't really see it but I did have mud splattered on my face and caked in my hair and ears, the majority of which came from Cruz who flung mud at me during the first mud pit:
All of us afterwards:
Somewhat clean and ready to head home sporting our warrior helmets, t-shirts and metals:
For the next two days, I was so sore I felt like an old lady (oh wait, maybe I already am). However it was such a fun experience, I would do it all over in a heartbeat. In fact, we are looking at family mud runs in the fall so the kids can get in on the action.