|Only shot we've seen from the race - kinda blurry but I love that we are all in sync!|
Hello! It's NSV Thursday!
Last week was insane and so I didn't get a chance to post - this week, I have just one big NSV: I ran my Blood and Guts Obstacle Race and it was AMAZING!
The race consisted of a 5K and 11 different obstacles. I was more antsy about the running part because I HATE cross country and that was probably the hardest part for me. Even though I run, I am a very mental runner and it's very difficult for me to run in a group. But my team was wonderful, these girls have my heart; they have been with me training side by side for four months. They are both faster runners than me but they stayed with me the whole time. I loved that we got over and through every obstacle together! The obstacles were fun: hay bales, walls, mudslides, pits of gook, tires (which I completely bit in on - smack down on my face - nice! Hubs said, "Guess you're not trying out to be a running back anytime soon..."), more walls, lots of mud, zombies...The worst obstacle was actually the cargo net...that sucker was probably 20 feet high and I crawled up without any issues...but when I got to the top, I was terrified. I could NOT fathom how I would swing my leg over the top and crawl back down on the other side!! I froze! The cargo net was not the most secure, and everyone that was climbing up was on the same net; so it was all wiggly...But my buddy talked me through it and I held my breath and did it! I was shaking by the time I got to the bottom and ready to cry from relief but there was no time!
We finished in under an hour and I cannot say it enough but it was truly a super fun experience and one I would absolutely do again. Even though I think we were ready physically, I am still bruised and sore almost a week later. The weird thing: I don't bruise easily so I'm pointing these suckers out to anyone who will look at them - my badges of honor!
Here are some pics, but we are still waiting for action shots to be posted on the site - that part is annoying...
After the race, we hit a great restaurant and celebrated with pumpkin ale - best beer I've ever had, lol...coulda had something to do with the fact that I needed that sucker badly, but it sure tasted good...
If you have a chance to hit up an obstacle run, I highly recommend it. Very fun, and challenging and such a sense of accomplishment! I can't wait to do another one.
Have a great week, everyone!
Oh! And Happy Halloween! Our race costumes are doubling as our Halloween costumes, today and we are Zombie Slayers!