The Warrior Dash

You guys. I got out of my box last weekend. I ran uphill through the woods, swam with my shoes on and played in mud. If you know me, you know that this is so not me. I pretty much do everything by the book (i.e., swimming means you take your shoes off, seeing mud means you walk around it rather than lay in it). Life can get kinda stale though when you don't spice it up every once in awhile, so when my friend Molly asked me to do the Warrior Dash, I felt like this was my chance. Have you heard about these new racing phenomenons? There's a whole slew of them, but the Warrior Dash is a 5K, and I felt like I could handle that.

What I totally underestimated were the obstacles that stand in the way of you finishing the race! I know some people say they're so easy, blah, blah, but I for one thought it was kinda hard to swim with heavy shoes weighing me down. And how about those logs that sit in 4.5 feet of water and SPIN when you try to go over them? Ridiculously hard (I blame it on being short).

Still though, despite the grueling 40-minute race and the hefty price tag that comes along with running in one of these, it was fun. Yes, fun! Who knew?

Warrior Dash (P.S. Thanks to Sharon for actually bringing her camera to the race! :) )