What happens when a 44-year-old woman who has never run a race in her life decides to run the 2012 Warrior Dash on June 17th? Well, we are about to find out. I don’t even know if I could finish a normal race with flat roads and nice people handing out cups of water along the way, but now I think I can climb through mud under barbed wire, jump over pits of fire, and climb vertical walls? I asked my good friend Christine of http://clblacke.wordpress.com/ and http://rumertales.wordpress.com/ to join me so I wouldn’t be able to chicken out at the last minute. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be an experience that simultaneously sucks really bad and is also the best day of my life. After a 5k run through water, mud, and obstacles, they are going to give us a viking helmet, a turkey leg, and a beer at the finish line, so basically it’s a no-brainer. I just hope that my old unathletic body will survive. The race benefits St. Jude’s Children’s hospital and funds go to cancer research. While it isn’t mandatory to fund raise to participate in the event, Christine and I are. Runners who raise $250.00 for St. Judes have access to the Warrior Tent where there are private showers, free food and drinks, and free bag check. Since we are going to be covered in drippy wet mud, showers seem key in order to get home without trashing the inside of our vehicles. I am shamelessly here to beg my blogger friends to please make a small donation to this cause using the link to my fund-raising page:
Kids with cancer and the inside of my Toyota Yaris will be ever so thankful for your help! Pictures will be posted after the event, if I survive.