Photo Diary: Warrior Dash

Sep 11, 2014

Please excuse moi whilst I feast on humble pie throughout this post. 

Vowed I'd NEVER do an obstacle race.

Ever.

 Then I did.

And dragged Amie, Angie, Mark and my mom (our official photog) along.

Cuz I'm kind like that. 

They were not the happiest with me once we got going.  

I felt it.


We arrived about 45 before our 11:45 start (tip: lines to park, get packets, and ID check are LONG), and hopped into a wave about noon. 


"Cargo Climb" 


Not all the courses were visible to the spectator area where my mom was, but she got some fun shots nonetheless.

Feast your pupils.


"Goliath"

The first two miles were running (through the woods), with the occasional obstacle here and there.

Once we passed two miles we hit the obstacles, HARD. The mud mounds were the worst. 

Think clay mud -- everywhere.

Sticky, sticky business.


My favorite obstacle -- Road rage.

Of course.

When else can you traverse across the top of cars and not get arrested?



Angie jumping over fire like its no big deal all Olympic/gazelle like.


The rest of us jumping -- in FEAR. 


Hi mom!

See the water dripping? 

That's MUD. 

Yep.



This slide was right before the finish, so the gals and I slid side-by-side-by-side.

We fancy like that.


Somewhere between the top and bottom, I totally busted my arm

Yes, it hurts as awful as it looks. 


Trying to get out of the slide landing.

Oil slick-slick.


Crawling is the way to go.

Baby steps.


Land!

Till...


We had to wade in the mud, under those flags.

That was actually pretty relaxing. 

If "relaxing" can even be a word associated with this race.




Warriors fall down.

Told you -- slippery business.


Made our way through the finisher chute.

On foot.

Thank God.


Reunited with Mark, we had a bet going.  

It was all team work till the last few obstacles, then it was all business.

He won. 

I want a rematch.

Ok, maybe not, but in theory I'd do it again just to rub a win in his face.






Failed attempt at a jumping shot. 

Thanks mom.

More race photos -- here
There is nothing better than FREE race photos (bib: 74252). 

It's like Christmas.


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2 comments:

  1. Angie looks too glamorous. It's like that pic was staged. Tell Mark I like his hair after the race. He should try that in real life sans mud. The jumping shot is my fav. I thought it was supposed to be a fake out. Then I read that it wasn't. Amie looks like she's cheering. #flashback

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  2. This. Looks. FUN!!! How many miles was the race? I really want to do one!

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