Tomorrow I am headed into battle.
That’s right, I am competing in the Warrior Dash and will be embarking on “the craziest frickin’ day of my life.” I have been waiting for this race since I heard about it over a year ago. This is the first time is has come to Michigan and I am super excited to be a part of it! I had anticipated that I would be more prepared physically, however the whole breathing issue kind of got in the way of that. But in all honesty, I entered the race for fun. I am not expecting myself to finish within a certain time, I just want to complete all the obstacles AND finish the course. The race is 3.1 hellish miles with 12 obstacles. Click here for the course map. I am not concerned about the 3.1 miles and most of the obstacles seem doable (this from the person who is scared of heights). The two obstacles that scare me the most is the blackout – where I am to dive into darkness and escape the trenches and the new obstacle that says “details coming soon.” I am almost tempted to stuff a small key chain sized flashlight into my shoe for the blackout obstacle. I do not like the unknown. I am hoping to alleviate my fears about the mystery obstacle by getting to the race early enough to walk the course before I race and see how other competitors handle it. (The race begins at 8am, but my heat is at 11am.)
I should also mention that my hubby is doing this race with me! I think he is mostly just coming to collect his warrior helmet and free beer at then end. We will see who crosses the finish line first! All is fair in love and racing!
Since I will be on the battlefield tomorrow, I will be having my first guest blogger! Jacqueline Wilson from writrams.com will be hosting the Saturday Sound Off this week and I know that she will have a great post in store for you!