So Coach Crystal has been angling toward us doing the Warrior Dash in Jackson, Mississippi. Yes, that is both of us and includes her padawan; who prides himself on being a non-runner. (Don’t hate, my runner friends, I want to like it, I just don’t).
I had never heard of the Warrior Dash until she told me that she wanted to do it. Apparently, it is 3.4 mile obstacle course which includes a mud pit, jumping over fire, and other obstacles. Afterward, there is a costume party or something with beer and food?!?! I finally agreed to do it with her. There are a couple of scheduling issues we are working out, but if we can get those figured out, we are going.
So anyway, I figured I might need to make sure I could run at least most of the course. (I do not think the running will be the difficult part, so I figured I should have that down.) I am not a runner and make no claim to be, but I ran a 5k (3.1 miles) on the treadmill in 36:39 today. I thought that was decent time. (Apparently, really good runners run it in 12-15 minutes — I guess they sprint the whole way?? ) I am not trying to win a race, I am just trying to make sure I can get through it without passing out and still have enough at the end to not get scorched!!