Thinking Inside the Box

Guess who learned how to climb into the ottoman this week?



Warrior Dash

I signed up for Warrior Dash. After being urged to pre-register by my buddy from the office. The same buddy that I persuaded to sign up for a PT with me 3 years ago, now she is talking me into this race.

What is Warrior Dash?

Oh, it’s just a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme 5k run from hell where you conquer extreme obstacles, push your limits and then celebrate with music, beer and turkey legs. And you can wear costumes.

This year it’s held at Copper Mountain (ski town) in Colorado were you run 5k and tackle 12 obstacles similar to boot camp. Climb walls, walk on beams, army crawl under wires, you get the idea.

I don’t normally sign up for these things. Heck, I haven’t even signed up to run a regular 5k around town, much less one that includes obstacles. But our PT is doing it (along with his wife) and some other co-workers and it should be a fun time. I’m excited to tackle this beast and then be able to look back and say that I did that!

We’ve been training every Wednesday on our lunch hour in the parking lot of our office doing all sorts of exercises and routines.

This week: We accomplished 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 berpies and ran 6 laps. Broken into 25 sets of each and 2 laps with a very short water break in between the 4 sets. All in all, it was a good workout, and we completed it in about 45 minutes. Our goal for the next few weeks is to be able to run/jog 5k.