Yes, I watched the video when Husband told me we must sign up for the Warrior Dash, but apparently I didn’t pay attention. Or, I just forgot about the description they have on their home page:
“Warrior Dash is a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme run from HELL. This fierce running series is held on the most challenging and rugged terrain across the globe. Warriors conquer extreme obstacles, push their limits and celebrate with kick-ass music, beer and warrior helmets.”
Um, hello. They had me at mud. While I’m not a girlie-girl, I’m also not a fan of mud or things that might be crawling in the mud so this race definitely took me outside my comfort zone. After trudging neck deep through a pond – our first obstacle – I knew I was in for an interesting 3 miles. As I climbed over cars, ducked under barb-wire, bear-crawled through the dark and climbed over a 20 foot wall (not sure the actually height but it felt like 50 feet) I discovered that I’m stronger than I think I am and could actually be a princess warrior – if I wanted to. Ahem. By the time I slid down a mud-slope and hurdled logs in the water, jumping TWO rows of fire was a welcome site – and a piece and a cake.
A few minor bruises and scrapes later, I am feeling like a badass and apparently will be making this an annual event as Husband had the time of his life.
We made the two hour trek to Mountain City, Georgia, on Sunday morning with my friend Yvette and her boyfriend, Evan. I didn’t dare take my iPhone on this run with me, but Evan captured some great video of us that I’ll share once he edits it. I’ll also share my fire-jumping pics once they post them. In the meantime, here are some pics from the day.
Yes, I had the nerve to wear white to the Warrior Dash – Gasp – and tried to save my hair with the high ponytail. I had no clue what I was getting into.
Husband being all nice to me because he knew I was about to flip out.
The starting line. Looks harmless right?
I picked up my number …
… then bumped into my friend, Shannon, who had just finished and gave me a wake up call. Yikes!
The dreaded wall. I’m so proud of myself for not walking around it. Lesson learned: you can do more than you THINK you can.
Afterward, Husband and I celebrate.
The Warriors – Yvette, Me, and Napoleon.
I kicked off my shoes and made some new friends …
I grew up on Star Wars. Can’t believe he scaled the wall in that!
I also found me some wives. Tee hee hee. I couldn’t resist.
I took up a new hobby …
What a stress reliever.
We cleaned up a bit then took the ride home so I could pick up my little warriors.
Warrior Princess Milan and Warrior Miles
I have no idea what my time was, nor do I care. It was a blast, despite all the mud, and now I get to rock this really cool shirt …
Winks & Smiles,