It is the warrior dash. Basically a 5k with 13 obstacles added in for good measure. No ordinary obstacles. Think fire jumping, leap frogging across platforms on a lake, scurrying through a muddy pit under barbed wire, climbing cargo nets, weaving through submerged logs, rappeling. That sort of thing. Why would I think of doing such a thing? As any self respecting lady would, I am all about the gift with purchase. Not only do you get a medal, you get a "warrior helmet".
Check it out... shirt, medal and helmet.
I am not 100% certain how one trains for such a thing. This is the official training regimen as listed on their site. Not exactly the Hal Higdon method I am used to but you have to love it.
How do I train for Warrior Dash?
1. Day one: run as far as you can. Go home. Day two: do the same thing.
2. Find the dirtiest pond in your neighborhood and snorkel in it - in your slippers, without goggles.
3. Practice your climbing and crawling skills at your local jungle gym. Ignore the small children and parental glares.
4. Do not shower or shave for weeks in order to obtain a true Warrior look.
The race is May 22nd so I have plenty of time to work on my scaling and climbing, right?
In other news.... This weekend was the first weekend of our mixed tennis league. For those non-tennis folks, that is doubles, men and women. It was FREEZING. Of course, those of you who are used to such chilly conditions may scoff but to play outdoor tennis in 28 degrees is FREEZING by my standards. My match lasted 3 hours and then there were another three hours standing in the FREEZING weather watching the other lines on the team finish up. All in all we won. WOO HOO! It was definitely not a cute tennis outfit day but more dress to survive the elements. I am the one in the pink hat with the blanket fashioned into a skirt.
This was before the sense of how cold it would be really hit us.
This was 6 hours later
At this point, I had lost all feeling in my feet :)
Gotta run! I have ham bone soup on the stove and cornbread in the oven. YUM-O!