grrfeisty: warrior dash! via 35mm

Friday, November 25, 2011

warrior dash! via 35mm

 almost a week ago, i participated in my first ever Warrior Dash. a couple friends encouraged me to go, and i'm really glad i did. we arrived about 40 minutes early, grabbed our shirt and "warrior helmet," i strapped a waterproof disposable camera to my wrist, and we dashed away!
okay i didn't run the whole time. the first mile or so was without obstacles, so that was easily jogged, but my friends and i wanted to stay together, especially for the obstacles. :)

 the muddy parts were the most fun! i was cracking up as everyone slipped and slid around. whether it was the thick mushy stuff that people got really stuck in - i mean REALLY stuck [i watched a girl struggle for 15 minutes!], or the really slippery, watery type mud..it was hilarious.
 
 most of the obstacles involved climbing. the photo above is probably the most difficult obstacle i would say...it involved the most upper body strength [my weakness], but i made it over :)
 one of my favorite moments was the communal shower area - that consisted of pretty darn cold water coming out of a really large hose.

i ran out of film before the finish line. :( see THIS photo for the real deal!

afterwards we used our free beer token to redeem our beverages, bought some food and souvenirs, and sludged back to my friend's car. there, we changed into cleaner clothes and hit the road!
[see THIS photo for some hilarious dirty undies!]

halfway back we stopped for some dairy queen blizzards, because we deserved a delicious reward :)

i can't wait to do the warrior dash again :D

here's a youtube video to help you picture this event:

note: there was no fire [hello texas drought] and there was no waist high trudging [hello texas drought] - but you get the gist :)

5 comments :

  1. Ahhhhhh!! I did this last year (or was it earlier this year??) too!! Was so much awesomeness!! Loving the action shots :)

    xo,
    raven

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  2. That looks so cool! There were past contestants from the biggest loser that did this too! :) Looks like so much fun!

    :)Sarah
    theweavingcat.blogspot.com

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  3. I did it last year up near Dallas, and it was fun -- if it weren't so pricey I'd do it again, I think. Have you ever been hashing? http://h4.org/ It' a running / drinking group you might like if you liked the warrior dash.

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  4. raven- ya! i def wanna do it again now that the burn ban has been lifted and maybe there will be more water, too??? haha

    sarah- really? that's cool!

    holly- they ARE kinda pricey! i will look into hash...i remember hearing some ladies talk about it.

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