Last year I participated in my first Warrior Dash, it was amazing! It was crappy weather, I slept on a yoga mat in a tent and yet it still manages to be one of my favorite races.
This year, Warrior weekend is upon us again! This time we swapped out a tent for a cabin with electricity and added in a bunch of new faces to our pack. Including my husband!! This will be his first ever run with me. I’m honestly excited but also nervous. My husband and I are competitive I don’t know if that makes us great role models for our children or terrible ones? But for most things if there is a bet to be had we’ve already picked sides and shook on it.
I’ve been doing some heavy trash talking from my corner based on the usually SUPER HILLY run up a mountain that is included in a Warrior Dash. Yesterday the new course map came out and things are looking MIGHTY flat…no bueno! My hill sprints are now useless and my advantage over the husband was I can run up hills really well. (OK so maybe not well, but I can do it) Now we seem to be back to level. I’m scared….
My husband was blessed with these super athletic genes. The entire family is crazy good at every sport. I’ve seen my mother in law throw a football and I’m jealous. Luckily my children inherited those same genes…is it bad when your children have better hand eye coordination at 3 than you do as an adult? Ok it might not be THAT bad but it’s close.
I can admit it, other than swimming my athletic ability is sub-par at best. The good news is when you are surrounded by natural talent you tend to try harder, so I feel like I’ve come along way in the past 10 years!
Anyway I’m nervous about the bets we took on this Warrior Dash. I bet, I would beat him. It’s his first time at a race, another advantage for me. What I didn’t count on was him getting into it. He ran on the treadmill?!? And not like those funny dudes in the gym who run and you can kinda tell it might be their first time? I mean he like hauled ASS… and then did sprints! I may have underestimated the competition?
We are departing this afternoon with these great ladies and all the new ones we will add to the mix this year!
Follow along with the fun on instagram. Rumor is this years finisher medal is a beer opener! YES!
If you haven’t run a Warrior Dash before check out this video:
Horns up…let the competition begin! Tomorrow at 9am it’s GAME ON!
Question of the Day: Have you ever run a Warrior Dash? What’s your favorite part? Any cool plans for the weekend?