My friend and running partner ran the Kansas City Warrior Dash with me on Sunday. I linked a video yesterday about the Warrior Dash, but I’ll give a short explanation here as well. The WD is a 5K (3.2 mi) race over a course with 12 obstacles. There are 2 water obstacles, numerous walls, and several that test your balance, agility, stamina or nerve.
Here we are before the race. Don’t we look clean and excited?
We passed this on the way to the starting line, from the races the day before:
We had paparazzi waiting for us near the finish line in the form of my friend’s teenage daughter.
See the wall we scaled right before the previous photo was taken?
This was my favorite obstacle:
And the final feat before the finish line:
We did it!
And the final rite of passage:
It took the top layer off, anyway…
Thank you to all the volunteers who made the KC WD possible – you put on a great race and it was a terrific time. It was like going to a big party. I am especially thankful for my running partner; a teammate in staying healthy who has grown into one of my closest friends. We have each other’s back whether we are crawling through mud or facing a real-life problem. *sniff* Now I’m all mushy!
And as a side note, I was selfish and kept my sneakers…they were my most recent pair of retired running shoes and we had been over many miles together. I gave them a good washing and they look great! My socks, however, are a different story…please pass the bleach.