21 May 2012

Warrior Dash

A little over a month ago I decided to check out the local run club. I don't mind running alone, but thought it would be fun to have some people to sign up for races with. First day at run club, not only were people super friendly, but I ran into a girl who I had met through another friend a few months before. 

Best (worst) thing about run club is the after run drinks where crazy run ideas come up. It was at one of these after run gatherings that I agreed to run the Warrior Dash.

Warrior Dashes are held all over the US and each have their own variation of the standard set of obstacles along with a 3 mile run. Some of our obstacles included:

Jumping over 3ft walls and under barbed wire
Climbing up 15ft walls of various set ups
Crawling across a horizontal cargo net
Jumping over fire
"Swimming" in 3ft of mud under barbed wire

Oh and this was all between running up and down giant hills.

Yes, it was a ton of fun.

When we arrived it was quite the party atmosphere
Live music and fire cam
Our before picture, nice and clean.

And after... the last obstacle is the mud pit
To rinse off they had three middle aged men sitting on top of tanker trucks spraying everyone with fire hoses (I doubt they had trouble getting volunteers for that job). It took awhile to get the mud off and especially hard to get it all out of my sports bra. Then we headed to the women's changing tent and got cleanish. 

Oh yeah!

We got warrior hats, I'm wearing mine as I type this.

And medals! I am such a warrior.

Oh ps... so we weren't really focused on time, but I placed 2243rd out of 7800 and some with at time of 44:42 and pace of 13:58. And perhaps a bit more impressive 315th out of 1741 women ages 20-29.


  1. I'm impressed lady! It looks like it was fun!

  2. Glad to see the rest of the story. I have heard of these and thought that was probably what you had done - but now you have confirmed my thought. Looks like it was a good time.

  3. I saw some of your pics on facebook and I didn't think you looked dirty enough, but after seeing the mud picture I think you look like a warrior.

  4. Nice job! Looks like a good time but I'm not so sure it's for me. You look good in the hat.


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