Here's a quick summary of our day:
We finally got to enter into the starting gate with our heat. I estimate that we ran with at least 400 people, if not more. Our bright orange attire stood out, and the RAWR was a huge hit because everyone roared at us frequently. Much thanks to Paige for that idea! The first half of the race was full of tough terrain and a few obstacles including running through and over tons of demolished cars. The second half really turned fun as we ran through a large creek with water up to our knees. Melodye and I came out of that looking like we swam. There was a huge spiderman horizontal net that is probably the cause of most of my sore muscles, and there was also a towering pyramid of bales of hay to climb over. I think pure adrenaline got me through. As we neared the end, we climbed over a 20 ft. tall army wall and sprinted (well, tried) over two rows of burning fire only to come to the dreaded mud pit. It's covered by barbed wire so you have no option but to crawl through. It looked easy enough watching others but turns out it was extremely cold and thick. After running, we barely could pull ourselves through that mess. I loved it! We finally crossed the finish line with 10 pounds of mud and debris on our bodies and we were handed a medal, water, and peeled bananas.
|We did it!|