Monday, October 31, 2011

Warrior Dash - NorCal

After this weekend I have a new found respect for Cathy and Road Rules/Challenge peeps.  When Cathy showed pics and talked about her time, I thought sure, I'll sign up for Warrior Dash when it comes to California. Wrangle a few friends of mine in and we were ready to go.  I just ran 4 miles on Thursday so the 3-ish mile dash would be no big deal, right? Hah! The obstacles combined with running in the heat kicked my ass! BUT, I SURVIVED! I just wanted to cross the finish line, and I did!

Here's a look at my experience through photos:

Putting on the first!

The before shot, all nice and clean
Soooo Hot (want to touch the hynie?)
and LOTS of dust with very little shade

Most proud of this obstacle, I have ZERO upper body strength

Didn't think the fire would be as hot as it was. Yes, blonde.

Waiting for the mud pit, all the obstacles had lines.
I wasn't complaining

Swamp thing?

And of course I had to throw in some jazz hands!

The After, Hot right?

Repleneshing, BBQ Beef Sandwich = Delish
And Go Niners!!! 6-1, what up?!

With our Warrior Hats before taking off, can you spot me?

Lessons Learned: This race was no joke! I strongly dislike running in the heat so we're signing up for a morning time next year and I will be doing some sort of training (outside of running) beforehand.  The key takeaway? I WILL be signing up again! No matter how much it kicked my ass I can't wait to improve. And yes, we're already planning our costumes for next year!


  1. Woo hoo!! I'm so glad you did it! You have lots of good pics. We didn't get any during the race. Our race was dusty too, we were out in farm country.

    And, uh, yeah. Fire is hot.

  2. Whoa that looks insanely hard. I think I will have to stick to 5k's. I'm not a fan of mud on my body.

  3. Well done girl!!! I so want to do this. Most of my friends back home in Maryland are obsessed with these races now and I really feel like I want to participate one day... even if it means a flight home to do so. No one here runs unless they hear banjos ;) just sayin'.

  4. I'm so proud of you for doing this! There's no way I would have been able to get over that wall. Excellent job!

  5. I don't think I could ever survive that, but it's fun to watch others having such a great time. Congratulations on getting through it!

  6. Wooot! You did it! Looks terrifying! Haha! :)

  7. Awesome!!! I NEED to do one of these!!! :)

  8. I've done one! It was in June and freezing. It had rained so much the week before, they closed some of the obstacles. Still, was so fun. I'm def doing it again.