I am a Warrior!

Oddly, I have to start with this picture! We parked offsite and had to ride school buses to the race.
Can I tell you how excited Teik was to ride a school bus for the very first time?!
Words cannot describe!
Seriously, probably the coolest event I've done yet.
Well, it's up there with the MS 150, but this was only one day, and we got Viking Helmuts as swag!
They call it a "hellish" 3.2 mile obstacle race. I call it awesome!

Some of the events: crawling through disgusting bark water they called mud while getting the bark stuck everywhere. Scarier than a day at the beach. Climbing up and over cargo nets. The slippery slide, which was sadly not that slippery so it was easier to walk down. Not pictured is a steep incline, and a wall climb with a rope (these 2 I was overly proud to have passed, seeing I've ever done either before!). There was a "catamaran crossing" which was running across floaties over water "Ninja Warrior"-style. Lots of mud and rivers were trudged. Spiderman crawl over cargo nets. Up and unders with little walls and barbed wire. A step up climb to a fireman pole you slide down. You get the idea of what we were dealing with!
Apparently while I was racing, the kids were being decked out in awesomeness!
Yes, this is me "heal-clicking" over fire! Yes, Jon caught it! Teik's response over the whole fire-jumping: "Mom! Why did you jump over fire?!"

Did I mention I ran the race with my friend Tiffany?!
Did I mention how awesome we were to finish it WITH both shoes still on?!
Yeah, we are awesome!
(And so is Jon for coming with all three kids, and staking out the great picture opportunities for us!)
After the race, there is a fire truck to hose us down!
I still had bark and mud everywhere!
I mentioned the cool swag, right? We got these rockin' helmuts, medals (Tiffany has around her neck), actually cute t-shirts, sunglasses (once again, rock out Jon for getting them!),
and free beer and stein if you are into it. Not bad for a rockin' race!
Who's in to run the next one with me?!


Nancy said...

I am all for adventure racing this year - I missed my spartan race for a wicked sinus infection and my husband and brother have not stopped bragging about. I gotta get me some mud running on!

Candice said...

That heel click was RAD. Good job, Jon for catching it.