Warrior Dash 2011

Here is a photo of my sister one week ago.   She’s wearing a Pinkalicious crown because she’s a good aunt.    She looks worried because she’s looking at the Warrior Dash website.    She agreed to do the Warrior Dash with me just about a year ago.     Ever notice it’s easy to sign up for crazy things when they are far off in the future?

We were induced into this crazy event by a friends we trust.   I said yes.    I asked my sister.   She said yes.    She asked her husband.   He said yes.    I asked my husband.   He said no.       I asked my daughter if I looked like a Warrior right as I was getting ready to leave on Saturday.   She appraised my outfit and said, “Well Mom.  You do look a little worried.”

Here is a picture of the friends we trust before the event.  He is not really that much taller than her.   He’s standing on a very steep hill.    I point this out because the entire three-mile course was on a very steep hill.

We ran.   We climbed walls.    I was unduly proud of myself when I hauled my body up a wall with a rope.   Granted the wall had toe holds but still.   I have a rope burn on my elbow to prove it.    We dodged through tires.     We climbed cargo nets.    Did I mention we climbed walls ?  Five different obstacles involved climbing walls.    It stuck with me.  I’m still grinning.   We crawled under barbed wire.  We slid down a mud slide.    We jumped over fire pits.

This is not me.   It could be though.

This is us at the finish line.

This is my shoe at the finish line.   I wore these shoes every day in Rwanda.    My kind husband washed them for me and they look great.  I love these shoes.

This is us after we had a communal bath in the lake to get clean.   I still wrapped my car seat in a garbage sack and sat on a towel.

On the way home, I downed a bottle of PowerAid and ate the free packet of sunflower seeds.   I couldn’t stop grinning.   This whole event was fun.    I came in 487th out of 601 in my age bracket.  I actually climbed up a wall.   Did I already mention the wall?    You should sign up for something crazy and silly and challenging.    I feel like a Warrior.

 

 

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6 responses to “Warrior Dash 2011

  1. Michelle Kastine

    You didn’t mention that we ran through fire too! : )

  2. Andrea

    Thanks for sharing, I am so happy you all had a fun and memorable experience!

  3. You are fantastic! Slightly mad, but fantastic! I knew you could do anything you put your mind to, but climbing walls… who know! Great job!

  4. Wow, that looks like a lot of fun… tough, but fun! I’d love to try something like that. 🙂

    On a side note, where did your sister get the Pinkalicious crown? My daughter had one just like that and we can’t find it. It was her favorite and I’m trying to figure out where I can get one like it again.

    • We actually got it at BurgerKing, they were doing a Pinkalicious promotion and you could get the crown and the wand. I think Target though carries some of her dress up stuff so you might try there. And go for it on the Warrior Dash, it was a great time.

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