Warriors, Come Out To Play

Speed management. Lung strengthening. Punch dancing my rage out.

All these things lead up to one glorious, fury-filled 5k. I can see the finish line and I can almost taste it. I’m muddy, winded, dehydrated and basking in the glory of finished 312th out of 500 in my heat with a tall cold one in my hand and a buffalo hat on top of my head. WARRIOR DASH! Forney, TX USA! May 1st, 2010!

The Warrior Dash is “where 14 obstacles from hell await along this 3.51 mile course.” I know what you thinking and yes, I am going to look good in mud and also yes, 3.51 miles is more than 5k. 5k sounded better than “furry-filled 3.51 mile course.” The 14 obstacles include:

  • Tornado Alley
  • Walk the Plank
  • Rio Run
  • Black Forest
  • Strait Rush
  • Mud Climb
  • Mud Slide
  • Bunker Blitz
  • Hay Fever
  • Breathless Bog
  • Splintering Spools
  • Cargo Climb
  • Warrior Roast
  • Muddy Mayhem

These 14 obstacles, once completed, earn you a free beer at the end. BOOM! Costumes are encouraged and we are now taking considerations. Suggestions thus far are the Ghostbusters (of course excluding Ray Parker, Jr.), the Ninja Turtles (excluding the 5th one and the female genitalia), and my personal fav, Tim Tebow (jean shorts and red face paint included with excessive screaming the entire time). Please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments section.

Quick recap of the weekend for yours truly: Friday, didn’t do a dang thing except relax. Saturday rolls around and I got up and completed a 9 mile run in 15 degree temperatures. I ran from my roommates’ house to Reno and back. It was intense. Then my girlfriend and I then went to Lawton to celebrate her nephew’s 5th birthday party. It was pretty fun. We both pwned some 5 year olds at skeeball. It was legit. Sunday, we hung out around the house and then went and had lunch at Cheddar’s which was fantastic as usual. She had to go back to work/murder mice Sunday night so she didn’t get to stick around for my family’s fish fry. It was hard to stay away from the fried fish and the cheesecake that was for dessert, but I did. That was a victory in itself.

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