Our wave started promptly at 8:30AM with a fire cannon. Chubby Hubby and I started running when we hit the timing mat. We were very cheery until we saw the crazy
We finally huff and puff our way to the top and we have our first set of obstacles. It was a junk yard of cars to climb over. Climbing through the cars and tires were easy enough, though I had to tread lightly because of the sharp objects that could potentially puncture a person. I survived that without too much trauma. Then we were off to the next surprise......there was some water spraying. It didn't occur to me that that was an obstacle, I thought the water was there as a cool off mechanism. NOPE. They were snow making sprayers and we had to run through them. The force and pressure of this water was crazy. I was so disorientated when I came out of it.
Once I completed the first couple of obstacles it was all downhill from there. Literally downhill. And then back uphill, and back down. I would run as much as I could on the uphill, walk with long strides the rest, and then I would gingerly run the downhill...usually sideways. It was pretty slick in spots because of the mud and water. My goal was not do die or blow out a knee. Success!
|Yeah....I jumped that.|
Chubby Hubby and I stuck together most of the race. There were times I ran ahead of him, but he always caught up to me doing the obstacles. We finished together. It was a very fun race and I can't wait to do another one. The only thing I would do different would be to have a whole team of people to add to the fun factor and to have a person to "crew". We left our stuff in our car and we were shuttled in from the parking lot. At the finish we didn't have any of our cash. We ended up leaving the party a little early. Next time we will know better! This was a double thumbs up race!
My official results were:
Time: 1:00:01 19:52/Mile
AG Place: 492
Place: 7645 NOT LAST!!!
|A beer never tasted so good!|
|Believe it or not this is after we were hosed off.|
|I make horns look good!|
|Still so dirty|