It goes without saying that this post is WAY overdue. The reason? I just haven’t been motivated to blog and I have been extra busy lately. That’s valid right?
Before I let you know what went down at the Warrior Dash, I first have to congratulate my cousin on her marriage! She got married the night before Chris and I ran the Warrior Dash so it was indeed a fun filled weekend for us!
Now to fill you in on the Warrior Dash. You may remember that my plan was to run two laps, one with Chris and one by myself. I ended up deciding just to run one lap with Chris because my shoulder injury from my Tough Mudder weekend was just starting to feel better and I didn’t want to risk over using it. That turned out to be a great decision because some of the obstacles made me wince a little when I had to use my left shoulder so running two laps would have been unwise. Yay for me for listening to my body!
This was Chris’s first mud / obstacle race so I let him dictate our pace. I was most interested in experiencing it with him and seeing how he enjoyed it. It is definitely fair to say that I enjoyed it more than he did. As we approached every obstacle, I would start clapping and say “YAY!!!!” I can’t help myself, I am a child at heart and these types of events bring that out in me even more! Chris was also having some allergy issues which made the race less enjoyable for him because of the breathing issues that came along with that. However, he gave it his best, tackled all of the obstacles, got plenty muddy and crossed the finish line with me.
Chris and I finished the Warrior Dash in 54:57 which isn’t bad considering Chris didn’t train AT ALL for it! I am sure he expects me to give him a hard time about that as I don’t encourage racing without training but to each their own.
In addition to getting muddy and having a fun time we both got some pretty awesome race swag!
All in all we had a great time! The Warrior Dash is near and dear to my heart as it is what started my love of mud runs……it was like returning home for me. I am already looking forward to next year’s!