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!

Me and Ben taking a pic before we left to show off our awesome shirts

Our “Before” Pic – Front and Back

Some of the Signs on the Course – some of them were really funny!

See how much you can see us all together in our “Safety Green” shirts! AWESOME!!

Me, Kyle, Ben, and Kate finishing some of the Obstacles at the end. Scaling walls and leaping over the “Warrior Fire”

Chris and Liz finishing – over the wall and through the mud under the barbed wire.

Lia looking baddass military crawling under the barbed wire!

Me, Kate, Kyle and Ben after we finished

Warrior Dash - After

“After” Pic of the whole team!

Warrior Dash Party Pic!

Hanging out at the Warrior Party after! This Pic has EVERYONE, including our skilled photographer Jeff! He’s so awesome for taking all these great pics of us while we ran!


About erinHasThoughts

I just started eHT in January of 2011, and I'm shocked and humbled that people read it! For some reason it seems like I am always in the most ridiculous situations and witness things only seen in movies, so I like to share my experiences with all of you. Thanks for reading! xo

Posted on September 23, 2012, in Exercise, Random Experiences. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Looks like a lot of fun. I loved the pictures.


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