Monday, September 3, 2012
Warrior Dash 2012
I hope everyone has enjoyed their Labor Day weekend and spent the extra time off either relaxing, grilling outside or just relishing in what seems like the last few days of summer vacation. We actually just got home from 2 nights in Miami and a 4 night cruise in the Bahamas with Chris' family. Lots of fun, sun and clear blue water and I'll definitely be sharing some pictures from our trip. We went on a Food Tour in Miami through South Beach that was totally awesome that I want to write about as well. However, I took less than 10 pictures on this trip since I let my brother and sister-in law take all the pictures with their fancy camera and master skills (both own their own production company in New York).
In the meantime, I wanted to write about the Warrior Dash that Chris participated in on August 18th in Johnson's Creek. The run took place at the Milford Hills Hunt Club and is a 3.31 mile course with heats every 30 minutes beginning at 9:00 to 3:00. There are obstacles throughout the course such as crawling across tangled nets, climbing walls, jumping over fires and crawling through a mud pit under barbed wire. Chris had an impressive time as he finished 509 out of 6,500 and 155 out of 1,314 in his age group.
I watched him take off and finish the race and he had his Mom and Dad there to cheer him on as well. It is a huge event and it is fun just to see some of the crazy things that people would wear running the course. We saw a girl in a princess dress with a tiara, a woman in a white business suit and multiple group costumes. Next year we want to get a group together, some who would run it with Chris and some who would just hangout the entire day. They have a mini-festival all day with music, beer and food that would keep everyone entertained. We also stayed and camped that night. You could just rent a 20x20 spot in one of the designated fields and then they provided a large bonfire late-night. It was nothing fancy, but was nice to not have to drive home after the race and just be able to stay and play. Everything was very open and not at all private, but that was good because it gave us a chance to meet and hang with a lot of people.
I am very proud of Chris' dedication to staying fit and the pride that he takes in being athletic. The Warrior Dash is August 3rd next Summer, so let us know if you want to join us!