First, let me break it down into the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I know some of you do this for your shorter race reports and I think it fits really well with the Warrior Dash theme.
1. The Good. The whole damn race. It’s pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. Toasted. With peanut butter. Seriously though, from the swag (hello Fred Flintstone fuzzy horned hat!) to the course (tires and ropes and barbed wire oh my!) to the tons of people in costumes this race has it all. The obstacles were no where near as difficult as I had imagined. This Warrior Dash is a MUST DO.
2. The Bad. The bad has nothing to do with the race actually. It has more to do with the fact that Cute K and I were tra-la-la girl talking on the way there and missed our exit by oh, about 40 miles. Oops. Fortunately, we made it there and were able to start with a later wave.
3. The Ugly. This race is not for anyone who does not like getting dirty. There is no way around it. You do this race and you will become a member of the Mud People Tribe. My fingernails were so filthy when I looked at them I was reminded of the Crypt Keeper. It’s all in fun of course, but it certainly ain’t pretty.
The official race photos aren’t up yet, but I thought I’d share some good ones that Shorty Shorts and the A-Man took.
Me coming out of the final mud pit. Note the gentleman to my right has on a long pink dress. Well, it was pink when we started.
Big Sis, Cute K and me after the finish.
Me and some gorilla clowning around. Cute K obviously enjoyed this.
Me, Big Sis, and Cute K with our finisher’s medals, hats, and beer. Anyone else planning to Warrior Dash now?
This is sooo cool! I so want to do this next year!
I was there! I did the 3pm Saturday wave. It was definitely fun.
I had a tremendous time too! I am going to do this race every year!
I want to do the one in Tennessee, but I am scared. While I'm in reasonable shape for my size, I am overweight (6'0" and 288) and I don't run races (have walked 2 half-marathons). My plan would be to focus on building upper body strength over the next 6 months. Do you have any other suggestions?
That looks like fun! You look great btw!!!
Why not just Hash with some shiggy included?????? You'll have numerous beer checks too….
Awwwww how fun! I didn't know Big Sis went too! Even better! Yay!!! Can't wait to see your fire jumping pic! Good job Boo!
I'm signed up for the SoCal one. I did it last year, and it was a ton of fun.
Thanks for posting the great pics! I'm planning on doing the one in MN in July!
One, this looks like fun and two, you’re looking crazy fit these days.
I’ve thought about entering one of these events but then I remember that I can fall down in the mud all by myself during my trail runs.
All the best,
You should have practiced your bad ass face during the warrior dash! It's the perfect place for it.
Now I'm really looking forward to my upcoming hell run!
i've done a mudrun but not a warrior-brand one. they are so fun! and exhausting. i was like "oh 5k, so simple". yeah right. it took forever with all the obstacles!
I did the one in Central Texas in November and had a blast! It was harder than I expected but I'm a shorty and getting up onto some of the obstacles WAS an obstacle! Ha ha!!
Loved your pics! Good times :)!