Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead
Yesterday me and 6 of my friends participated in Connecticut’s Warrior Dash. What is the Warrior Dash? It’s a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme 5k run from hell. Ben and I did it for the first time last year in Massachusetts, but this year since it was going to be held in Connecticut we decided to recruit some of our friends to get muddy with us! We got matching shirts made so we could all look united as a team and met up down in Thompson, aka the-middle-of-nowhere-Connecticut at the International Speedway. We all started together, but ended up splitting into two groups. Some of the obstacles included running through swinging tires, high knees through about 100 yards of tires, run over cars, climb walls (some which were about 20 feet tall), tight rope across a stream, and shimmy across another body of water holding on to little hand holds on the walls. (I fell into the water on that one). Then afterwards we celebrated like true warriors with beers, turkey legs and hot dogs! Anyways, I’ll let the pictures do the talking from here on out, but we looked great, felt great, and had a GREAT time! Now I can’t wait to do another one, or maybe graduate to a Tough Mudder or Spartan Race if I can round up a fun group to do it with!