Sunday, October 10, 2010

Warrior Dash

Warrior Dash was AWESOME!  It was amazing to finally get to meet Laura and Joanna.  I know, I'm a little late to the meeting other moms party, but it was totally worth the wait.  The kids all got along like they play together all the time, and I felt like I have known Laura and Joanna for years, because I guess I sort of have. We met up for dinner the night before Warrior Dash, at Sonic of all places, because we had some long days of driving between us, and the kids spent a good amount of time running around the tables.  After that we went back to Joanna's sweet suite and the kids ran and played some more and we got a chance to talk.  I have to say, it felt like talking to people I talk to on a regular basis, which was great.  The next morning we met at Warrior dash, and all of this took place; 

The group shot before:

Now, after the group shot and before the first mud picture, there were tons more obstacles that spectators could not see, so no pictures,  including a giant cargo net, hay bales to climb over, horse trailer type things we had to haul ourselves over using ropes and a foot hold, tunnels to crawl through, beams to balance across, and a FAH-REEEZING pond with rolling logs to make it over, and the bottom of the pond was slopey and the slipperiest footing I've ever been on, so while going through we fell multiple times, and by the time we made it to the other side our legs (and girl parts) were frozen.  Then there was a muddy hill with no traction to climb, then finally the long awaited mud pit.  Can you see me and Laura peeking our heads out of the mud pit? Joanna was behind that girl's legs, darn it.

Here we are having made it through the mud.  Seriously, if you tried to not get dirty, they threw mud on you and people booed.  There was no getting out of this one clean. It was Awesome.

Here we are at the fire jump.  There were two of these, and they were both composed of rows and rows of Duraflame logs.  Have some fumes...Up and over!

And then over the second jump and on to the finish!
Here we are after with our muddy medals.
This is the best after group shot Will got, some of the kids were somewhere else, or I guess just Lilly is missing, and Alex just barely squeezed in, but here we are. It was a blast!
After this shot, we went and stood in a line of a bazillion muddy people and waited to be literally hosed off by the fire department.  I never knew one person could be so muddy.  Let's not even discuss what a sports bra packed with mud looks like even after you thought you were clean. I'll just say cleavage mud and leave it at that. It was a fantastic day, and I am already looking forward to next year!


JenFen said...

That looks and sounds super fun and to be able to experience it with two great gals like Laura and Joanna - even better. I am glad everything went so well.

Lindsay said...

I'm so glad I will have Laura with me to do this in November! I can imagine it will be a tad chilly for that one, too.

Way to go!!!

Beth said...

WOW! My only regret in not participating in this event is not meeting you. I'm so glad you guys had such a great time!

Kara said...

Awesome!!! That looks like so much fun!!

LauraC said...

Awesome pics!!
So so so great to meet you, my only regret is not getting more time to chat. And staying at our broke-ass hotel instead of your swank one.

London said...

Awesome awesome awesome! I bet your girls were super proud to see their mom do something as cool and hard as this!

PS, Batgirl would have totally been my super hero of choice, for obvious reasons!

Mel said...

AWESOME! It does look like fun! LOL about being hosed off by the fire department. I was seriously wondering how you all handled that!

Julie said...

Great pics! Looks like an amazing experience!! I love the superhero theme!