OK - so before I ever lined up for the Half Ironman that the stress was getting crazy. I needed a fun break. I did manage to keep the triathlon fun but there were so many things to remember, time lines for drop offs, check ins, participant meetings...ugh!
During all of this planning I received an email describing a "run" which was actually just an excuse for a Halloween themed pub crawl. I thought...YUP sounds perfect!
I decided to opt out of the whole costume thing (not required) but there were other contest I could try like the burping contest, or the "just here for the beer" contest ...
I really had no ambition for a speedy run. I just wanted to have fun. The rules were:
Step 1 - proceed to the starting line, obtain a beer, toast the starter, drink the beer and take off
Step 2 - proceed to the 2nd check point, grab a beer, drink the beer and continue to check point 3.
Step 3 - check in at check point 3, obtain a beer, drink the beer proceed to proceed to the final check point/finish line.
Step 4 - cross the line, obtain final beer and toast your fellow finishers.
Again, I had no intention of running but every time I looked up, this group (there were three) of participants was standing beside me... ewww
So I decided to run long enough to get AWAY from them. I did but felt so good (it was a beautiful day) that I decided to run to the 2nd check point. I passed this team in route:
I ran up on this guy and decided I needed to ... had to finish ahead of him!
The back of that costume had a small sign that said "I love my weenie" O_0
All in all, it was a really fun event. They are setting up for next year already so check it out. This would be a fun event for a spark team too