|The course. You will die here, here, here, and here.|
|Sign your life away...|
Christy made our costumes: black tees with gold sparkly skulls & crossbones, and pleather skirts with gold coins. They look great with the Viking hats, no?
|Christy, me, & Liz|
|My vote for best costumes!|
|Second best costume: Brown electrical tape codpiece?|
|Christy, me, Nathan, & Liz... Christy's photo|
The course itself was considerably easier than last November's Ruckus. It was shorter (5k vs. 4 miles), and had far fewer and easier obstacles. However, Ruckus was 45 degrees, and this was 85, and for me, that made Warrior Dash much harder. I hate running in the heat & humidity!!!
The obstacles (even the stinking, muddy cesspools) were a welcome respite from sucking air trying to run a hilly cross-country course in the heat. I will say, though, that I rather enjoyed jumping over the piles of burning coals. I'm just glad the pleather skirts that Christy made for us weren't flammable!
In the end, I finished with a time of 44:03.05, or 12:57/minute miles. (UGH!) #2269 overall. I'd like to see what I could do further out from ankle surgery, and with cooler weather. What a blast, though, seriously. We had SUCH FUN!!!
|Donated shoes... Christy's photo|