Warrior Dashing

A mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme 5k from hell. We conquer obstacles, push our limits and celebrate with live music, beer, turkey legs and Warrior helmets. Oh, and mud. Lots and lots of mud.

Was it fun? Yes. Would I do it again? Yes.

The race was held at Copper Mountain on Saturday, a nice ski resort town in the mountains. The temperature was perfect, somewhere in the mid 70s.

Pre-race

 

We carpooled with my PT who I’ve known since pre-bump {the one below who is shirtless} he finished somewhere in the top 1% of all the racers that day. The rest of us normal people, ran it for fun.

PT, his wife, me & my racing buddy

 

We finished!

 

The race itself wasn’t too bad. Some parts were on trails, some on sidewalks, and there was a good stretch that was uphill. Running with 500 other people was another story. By the time you reach an obstacle, you end up waiting in line and the downhill parts you had to go slowly so you wouldn’t take out the person in front of you.

 

Our finishing medals

 

Live music in the background, and festival style food. We were drenched in mud, just like everyone else before we headed to the showers to rinse off.

 

Covered in mud

 

The mud pit that you swim through isn’t until the very end and was just around the corner from the finish line.

At the end of the race, you could donate your worn out muddy shoes, and we took full advantage of that! The race coordinators actually takes them, cleans them and then donates them organizations.

 

Doing the Usain Bolt pose

 

In a few days, the official pictures from the event will be posted online, so I can’t wait to see my face during the race, especially the one of me jumping over the fire-pit.

The next day: I’m not too sore, just a bit in my legs and no sunburn! Mud is a great SPF.