Monday, June 3, 2013

how to dash like a warrior

1. Have your group wear a matching bright color (not that it will matter once you get muddy). Maybe not construction worker yellow. It was a pretty popular color. 

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2. Take a before and after shot. And attempt to look badass-y in the after shot. This race was tough, you've earned the right to flex your muscles.

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3. Hope for an ample-sized body of water nearby to rinse off in. There will be mud in places mud should not be, and no wimpy hose is going to do the trick. So run your little self into the lake like you're a lifeguard on Bay Watch.

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4. Don't bother training (example: my sister - second from left - had a baby last August and hasn't worked out since being pregnant and she did just fine). It's mind over matter for this race.

5. Get muddy! I mean what the hell, right? Just be prepared to take a 30-minute shower when you get home. I'm serious. Mud will be e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e.

6. Donate your shoes. Trust me, you won't want them and it's for a good cause. But bring flip flops to put on because you'll most likely have to walk to your car through a gravel parking lot and end up getting a piggy back ride from your mom (thanks, Mom!).

7. Make sure to get your free beer at the end. You've earned it!

This weekend, my mom, sisters, my sister's husband and his best friend and my other sister's boyfriend ran the Warrior Dash in Butler, Ohio at the Clear Fork Ski Resort. We ran on muddy trails through the woods up and down ski slopes (all at the same time!) and through 10 obstacles for 3.2 miles. 3.2 miles doesn't sound bad, right?! Well, when it's uphill for the majority of the time and the trails are so slick and thick with mud, let's just say my glutes are a little perkier since the race.

There are races across the country and every course is different. But it really is a lot of fun if you like a challenge (and feeling like a badass when you finish). I will be doing this race again fo sho! Anyone care to join me?!

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Erin said...

Very cool-- looks like a blast!! Jared has been wanting to do one of these and is trying to convince me to join him :)

Carolyn said...

FUN!! :)

Katie Did What said...

That is SO AWESOME!!! Mud runs scare me, so you're just super badass in my eyes. Get it, girllll.


Megan said...

My boyfriend is doing the Warrior Dash this upcoming weekend which will be his second year doing it. He tried to get me to sign up with him this year but I refuse to run through mud and get all dirty! Kudos to you for not being afraid of the mud! Plus, it sounds like a tough race too!

Gwen said...

Wait, who gets the muddy shoes? What kind of donation is that? :) LOL @ the piggy back ride from your mom!

Katie said...

Soo fun!! I haven't ever done one because I don't run. So it's good to know you don't have to train or anything!

Agnes Mayer said...

That's awesome. We had ours this weekend as well. I didn't do it this year but i'm hoping to next year.

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My-cliffnotes said...

I couldn't do it I hate mud!

Jordan Shaner said...

I've always wanted to try this! Congratulations, you're officially a badass!!


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Liz @ Fitness Blondie said...

I absolutely love these pictures girl! So many of my friends do warrior dash and I so want to try it! Looks like a blast!

Erin said...

How do you people do these things? I think I'd actually fall over within the first fifty feet. But congrats, I love the after pics!

Susan Coates said...

So glad I met you on Twitter! {I'm spincycleblog}. Yay you for "dashing!" Did Warrior Dash in suburban Chicagoland last year...and gearing up for 5 miles of cray-cray this Saturday in the Urban Warrior Dash!

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I agree, before and after photos are key!

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Sarah said...

You are awesome. I like running but I hate getting dirty so you get major props for this.

Meghan said...

This is simply awesome! A Warrior Dash is definitely on my running bucket list. Congrats!

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Janna Renee said...

I want to do one of these! I didn't know about donating your shoes. That's a cool idea!

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