Warrior Dash 2014 is in the books! What a gorgeous day for it. Not too hot and no humidity to speak of.
The event didn't seem as organized as in previous years. I don't think they were prepared for how much this has grown. It was a long wait for packet pickup (like ridiculously long) and there were some wait times at a few obstacles.
This is the third year I did this with my son and daughter. My ex-sister-in-law decided to do it this year too. Hats off to her. Married, with two kids, she went back to school and recently graduated. She's put some weight on and does very little exercise.
We all high-fived as we took off. My kids of course were gone and I left ex-sister-in-law pretty quickly. I felt the catholic guilt I grew up with and kept slowing down to look back for her. Forget the obstacles, the pitched fields and inclines alone are challenging for someone who works out a bit, let alone someone who has not worked out in quite a while.
At the first obstacle, there was quite a line and she caught up. I got over the obstacle and went back to wait for her. She was really nervous and struggled so I stayed with her the rest of the course.
They added a couple extra obstacles, one being a slide towards the end which looked tame enough, till we slid down. I felt like I was launched from a rocket ship, let out a scream and quickly told myself to shut my mouth, close my eyes and hold my nose. SPLASHDOWN! into COLD water! Pretty awesome!
The only bad spot in the day was I lost my fitbit. I decided to wrap it in saran wrap, then into a sandwich baggie and tuck it into my snug fitting bra. I didn't realize how hard I'd hit the water coming off that slide. I'm guessing that's where I lost it.
I feel AWFUL! DH bought that for me, back in November. I didn't ask for it, never talked about it. He knew I had gone through a few pedometers in the past and one day just picked this up for me.
He's working tonight so I just ran and picked up a new one and I feel so bad about this that I'm not enthusiastic to wear it.
Besides that, it was a great day with the kids and hopefully ex-sister-in-law is feeling really proud of herself for what she accomplished today.
Forget fancy spas, this is how a mud is done...