Monday, April 15, 2013
My son and I went to York for the race yesterday. The weather was gorgeous. The horse farm overlooks the Susquehana.
We got there about the same time from two directions. It was less organized than I thought it would be and we were surprised to find that while there were over 300 folks on Saturday, the Sunday waves weren't full so our noon heat was the last.
Joe picked up 4 soroity sisters and I ended up with a group of 5 women inpink tutus and 2 men in green tutus. (They work together and found the tutus "buy one-get one" for a team look). I ran more than I thought I would and our group was at the end od the wave.
Someone warned us "so many hills!" And that was true.
On the first big hill were tires, then a wall to go over (I helped others over and deferred). The first puzzle was one of those where the name of a color is written in another color and you had to memorize after you figured out what was what. I brought a sharpie to write on my sleeve!
There was mud, a creek to crawl through, wires to crawl under, hurdles, and lots of tire walls. I wasn't able to do the monkey bars and climbed one wall that I crawled back down instead of over because I was too scared to hang off the back. The last mile had a really steep hill that just about did us all in. But, as we say, for Pennsylvania it was "relatively flat"
I usually do runs alone but it was fun to be part of a group.
It was the first year for the cerebrun so there were glitches (no water-just beer) but I'm glad I did it-I'm proud of myself and only a little sore
I hope each of you can find a challenge for yourself and push yourself a little.