Sunday, April 17, 2011

Warrior Dash Review

I have been so excited for this race!

The Warrior Dash North Texas was on both Saturday and Sunday.  They had waves starting every 30 minutes all day long. We were in the 9am wave on Sunday morning.  The first wave of the day.  Brilliant decision.  It was not nearly as hot.  Parking was a breeze.  Shuttles from parking to the race site were not covered with mud upon arrival.  Obstacles were fresh....if this made any difference.  Oh yes, and the port-a-potties were clean.

Talia even said..."that port-a-potty smelt good."  What the hell?

Six of us crammed into my car ready for the race.  Doug stayed home after having to work until 5am.  Bummer!
Starbucks as always.  Then on our way.  Parking and catching the shuttle was quick and easy.


Super Model Talia and Wrestler Brittany.

Alecia and her redneck prom date Brad.

Entertaining myself on the school bus shuttle with self portraits.
 Packet pick up was painless.  We had about 45 minutes before race time.

Our running group minus Randee.  Remember, she does not do mud.
While waiting to start, Brad and Brittany decided I needed my sleeves ripped off.  Teeth were involved.
And we're off.

Obstacle 1:  Slithering Swamp

Look Mom, no hands!

Obstacle 2:  Terror Town.  Brittany looks real scared.

King of the Hill.
Obstacle 3:  Road Rage

Dazed and Confused.
Obstacle 4:  Barricade Breakdown.

That prom dress isn't slowing her down.
Obstacle 5:  Great Warrior Wall

I got this.

How are the nails Talia?
Obstacle 6:  Teetering Traverse.  It was a race.  Brad won.
Obstacle 7:  Arachnophobia

What the heck is going on here?
Alecia found her a better lookin' prom date along the way.
We did have to actually do some trail runnin' between the obstacles.

But then there would always be another one of these signs.
Obstacle 8:  Blackout.  You had to crawl on your hands and knees (or roll in Alecia's case) in the pitch black.  My cheap butt throw away camera didn't have a flash.  So no inside pics.
Obstacle 9:  Chaotic Crossover.  Get that butt in the air.
Obstacle 10:  Hay Fever.

Jumping off the hay stack.
Obstacle 11:  Cargo Climb.  My favorite!
Still lookin' good in the prom dress.
Obstacle 12:  Deadweight Drifter

Trying to get my tired butt over the log.

When you first get out of the water and try to start running it is very slippery.  Alecia did a spread eagle, face first.
Obstacle 13:  Warrior Roast.  Look at the lovebirds hand in hand over the fire.

Obstacle 14:  Muddy Mayhem.  Alecia had just done a belly flop into the mud.
 Oh my goodness that was fun.

Obligatory muddy picture.  Ignore my ridiculous arm pose.
After all the fun we got sprayed down with a couple of  fire hoses.

Then free beer!
Me and my little (cough, cough) brother.

Gloria jammin' to the live band.
Gloria brought her camera and took a ton of pictures of us at the finish.  Stay tuned for more pics.  I know you can't wait!

Big butt pile of donated muddy shoes.
We quickly caught the shuttle and headed back to the car.  We all smelled like wet dog and ass.  I can't even image what the bus smells like by the late afternoon.

Starting to look a little haggered.  Well me anyway,  Talia is still lookin' fine.
 Bonus!  They had showers right by where we parked.  We were able to clean up a little and put on dry clothes before heading home. But believe me, there was still dirt in places it shouldn't have been.  Second Talia quote of the day:  "I'm gonna have to clean the dirt out of my cootch."  Yikes.

Then we kicked Talia's tired butt (and dirty bits) out and grabbed some grub.

OMG that was delish!

Gloria and Little Brittany.

Look at the different expression on each of our faces.  And yes, I went to Chili's with my warrior paint still on my face, and smelling like a dog's ass.
 Here's the bling:


 We had a blast.  We are already talking about our costumes for next year.  I'm thinking wedding dress and tux top for Doug and me.

Mud Run....now checked off my bucket list!

19 comments:

  1. get er done!! what a blast!!!

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  2. Maybe next year I can be Dora the Warrior. And if you don't wear your wedding dress, I'm not running with you at all! (just kidding, but no reall... I won't with you.)

    And Awesome pics Gloria!

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  3. As always, great review Angie! Had a blast!

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  4. Glad you had a great time! Interesting how most of your obstacles were different than mine. Makes me want to do one in another state!

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  5. love the pictures! Looks like a lot of fun, in a twisted sort of way. ;-)

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  6. @Paula - I think each location does it's own obstacles. We should do one together!

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  7. @Running Girl - SO much fun! You gotta do one!

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  8. Followed your link from Facebook. Fun! We were in the 4pm Saturday wave and did Chili's after too. :)

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  9. I don't know if I could handle all that stuff you did that was more complicated than putting one foot in front of the other...

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  10. LOVE IT!!!
    I just registered my boyfriend and I for the Warrior Dash this week. Sucks that I have to wait for September to do it, but it will be worth the wait!

    What kind of camera did you bring for it? I obviously want pictures - but wouldn't dare use my real camera. But yours came out good - so what did ya use??

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  11. @Kelly - I guess Warrior Dash and Chili's go together! We had a blast!

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  12. @Laura - You could totally do it! I'm gonna say a mud run is must do at least once in your life!

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  13. @FruitFly - You will have so much fun! I had two waterproof throw away cameras. They did better then I expected. The mud pit was the only issue, but I could have tried harder to keep it out of the mud! We took our time and took TONS of pictures!

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  14. Loved the dash itself - but I feel the owners are VERY GREEDY - do the math - we had 24,000 people participate @ 50.00 a head and 10.00 per parking spot, plus concession stands. I'm sure they cleared 1 million dollars in profit after everything was said and done. They donated 0% to charities. They do allow the participants to donate the used shoes after the dash. There are several other Dash type events that donate a large percentage of profits to a charity. I will look for that type of event going forward - unless the Dash steps up and starts to donate 20% of profits to a charity. I would look for another event that contributes to a charity before I signing up for the Dash.

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  15. Found your review when searching for info on the Warrior Dash. Love the idea of the camera. Was yours waterproof? Tomorrow is "Dash" day for me! Cannot wait!!

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  16. THANK YOU so much for your awesome review, along with commentary and photos. What a treat! Hubby and I are considering doing a dash sometime next year. We are "race" runners. We'd opt out of the mud and fire and such but, one a year, shouldn't be an issue! (:)

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