This weekend I participated in the Warrior Dash in Mechanicsville, MD and let me tell you…it was not for the faint of heart.
On our way to the grounds Catherine looked at me and asked, “So how seriously are we taking this?” and truth be told, once we got going there really wasn’t a choice. It was serious, because the terrain was serious. I probably dropped more F bombs than I can count. Some of the obstacles were straight up scary.
After crossing the finish line and ditching our shoes!
For a simple 5K, it was hard work. We dragged our asses up and down hills, over 90 degree vertical walls, under barbed wire, over and under concrete walls and over logs set afire. It was outrageous and exhilarating.
Doing this event made me want to add more adventure into my regular workouts. I didn’t even notice I was sweating because I was spending all of my time watching the ground beneath me or praying that I wouldn’t fall from six feet off the ground. Having a friend to compete with also boosted my confidence and my endurance. Catherine and I managed to laugh and curse our way through it.
All I can really say is, I felt so damn proud of myself when we crossed that finish line! And, I’ll be back next year.