Sunday, March 13, 2011

Crazy or Fun?

Today was a good day.  I went to my Butts and Guts class this morning; got the mountain of clean laundry folded (with some help from my husband); took my son K~ to his ice skating lesson and registered for the Warrior Dash.

Perhaps you have done the Warrior Dash?  If so any tips are welcome.

Some of my running partners decided to sign up for it so I figured (while feeling very scared) Why not?  When else am I going to get the chance to run this type of race/course with my running partners or anyone for that matter? 

The course is three miles long with 12 obstacles.  One of the obstacles is jumping over fire at the end so I'm hoping the mud I'm going to need to crawl through will keep me covered when it comes to not getting burned or catching on fire (ok the fact that I just typed that has me a little worried).  Generally speaking because I am a mom there are things I just won't do while I have young children: skydiving, bull riding and riding a motorcycle.  I usually risk ases things that are physical and how that will effect me being able to take care of especially my youngest (who will be two this week).  If I were older and my kids were grown then all bets are off when it comes to skydiving etc.... 

If I have the flu it's a major problem in my household while having young children.  Everything comes to a stop.  No trips to the grocery store, no cooking (a bowl of cereal perhaps).  Sure my husband can help out when he's not working but it's tough on both of us between the two boys.  I can only imagine if I broke something or had a major accident how hard that would be on my husband and boys.

As I'm typing this I wonder what I should wear to this event?  For eye wear I can't wear contacts so I need to wear my glasses and I am blind without them.  Perhaps goggles over my glasses?  It sure will not look pretty but if it will keep my vision in tact so be it (I'll think about it some more).  I'm also not going to wear a brand new pair of sneakers to this event or the best clothes I have either (I don't have many anyways with all the weight I lost).  

I went online to see their advice for training and this is what I found http://www.warriordash.com/faq.php# :

 How do I train for Warrior Dash?

  1. Day one: run as far as you can. Go home.
  2. Day two: do the same thing.
  3. Find the dirtiest pond in your neighborhood and snorkel in it - in your slippers, without goggles.
  4. Practice your climbing and crawling skills at your local jungle gym. Ignore the small children and parental glares.
  5. Do not shower or shave for weeks in order to obtain a true Warrior look.
Seriously though, your best bet is to do plenty of running leading up to the race.


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The dash isn't until June so I have some time to prepare.  This race has a waiver that needs to be signed by the way.  My goal.....

Finish the Warrior Dash no matter what (and without injury)!

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