I did the Warrior Dash last year and it was amazing! The first thing I said when I was done is "I'm so doing that again next year". Last week I signed up for the June 30th Warrior Dash in MN. Its at Afton Alps again this year, so yes, running up and down ski hills! I would say my best tips are:
- Have fun!! We dressed up in pink shirts with skulls on them and crazy long socks and put our hair in pigtail messy buns. Lots of people dress up, so its fun to join in! And I totally agree with the person who said when guys wear skirts make sure to wear proper undergarments...
- Don't dive head first into the mud pit if you have contacts in. Yes, I admit it, I got so caught up in the fun at the end that I dove in the mud pit. I ended up taking my contacts out a little bit later and walking around half blind for the rest of the day.
- If you're bringing spectators or cheerleaders, let them know they will get dirty. The ground is covered in mud after the first wave goes through. My boyfriend wore white shoes last year, not smart!
- I also second the comment about wearing old shoes and donating them after. You won't want to take them home. Plus take a picture on top of the huge mountain of gross shoes after!!
Unless you're a serious runner or extremely competitive, the Warrior Dash is not about getting the best time. Its about finding your inner warrior and having fun!!! Good luck to everyone who is participating this year!!
My 3 favorite motivational quotes
-- Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now --
-- Whether you think you can or think you can't ... you're right--
-- Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending--
:) Good luck to all!!
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