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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wherein I bite off more than I can chew....

Or at least, I'm thinking real hard about it.

My spouse and a couple of other (male) friends are doing this upcoming race at the end of November.

The Warrior Dash is a 6K race full of obstacles, mud, fire, and chaos!

On one hand, it sounds right up my alley.

On the other, I am no longer the 24-year-old Burner chick that ran through magnesium-fueled bonfires and went 4-wheeling through the Hualapai Playa.

Now, I'm a 37-year-old, kind of flabby, overtired mother of two. ;)

It *would* be good impetus to really get crackin' at the gym, both on my running endurance and on my upper body weight training. I definitely would need to work on both, as I'd like to not end up walking more than running. And I need some more upper body strength if I anticipate being able to haul myself over the climbing wall and over the rusted junker cars.

The idea is really intimidating, especially as I don't think I could get any of my female friends to do it with me. The only one I know who would be all over it is due to give birth right around then, so it's definitely not going to be happening for her. *laugh*

But it's also really inspiring. I've been thinking of trying to C25K anyways to do maybe the Thanksgiving Bun Run or somesuch, but this sounds WAY more interesting than your typical 5K. heheh

I'm a little put off by the fact that in all the videos I've watched so far, there has been a real variety in the shapes, ages, and sizes of the male participants. But the women all seem to be in their mid-20s and fit. Now, probably that just reflects the typical predelictions of the videographers, but it would be nice to see some other women participating that don't reflect that demographic.

Hrmmmmm...... I should decide sort of soon, and then see which of my girl friends I can browbeat into accompanying me if I do register. ;)


Cons : No beer for this banded girl, I'd have to wear contact lenses, I might be doing this by myself

Pros : Good incentive to train, It would probably be a lot of fun, I would get a Really Awesome Furry Horned HAT


  1. wow...... you've got my support from afar if you decide to do it! good luck

  2. I love the idea, but I know I would chicken out from actually doing it, though I would try to convince myself I was going to do it and train in anticipation of it. Then if I felt I was fit enough to have not embarrassed myself when it rolled around I would feel pretty darn good about it, even if I was a little disappointed to not be doing it. (I'm a little insane with my thinking at times) And any training I did would only be a bonus anyway!

  3. Totally LOVE the idea. It sounds like a lot of fun -- and a lot of hard work. You've got my support, for whatever help that is!

  4. Thanks!! I'm going to register tonight. I got a surprising number of nibbles when I put it out on FB that I was thinking of doing it. If only one of those pans out and decides to join me, then I won't be flying solo on it. :D