Sunday, June 05, 2011
I completed the Renegade Playground "Extreme Adventure" 5K yesterday and it was an absolute blast. The race was a 5K with over 20 obstacles including climbing up and over walls, walking across balance beams, crawling through mud, crossing monkey bars, running through mud, wading through water, and finishing with a jump into a big pit of mud. The actual run was a hilly trail run.
I ran the race as a part of a team of friends from work. This was the first race I have run and not been nervous. My attitude was that this would just be for fun with no worries about my time. I planned to just finish. The whole time I was running I was thinking about how lucky I am to be physically able to accomplish this challenge. Everyone in the race seemed to have the same attitude. People were helping each other at obstacles and were so encouraging.
My only disappointment..... my timing chip didn't work. I didn't REALLY care about my time, but I still wanted some sort of record that I completed this challenge. But, when I uploaded the pictures my son took, he snapped a shot as I was crossing the finish line. My proof! And, he even caught the clock, so I can see that I completed the race at 55:32. The would put me in about 600th place out of 1000. I am quite proud of myself.
Can't wait to run this race again next year!