100 lb. Club - NSV -- Warrior Dash!

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08-01-2011, 12:30 AM
I just wanted to share a little NSV. I ran our local version of the Warrior Dash (warriordash (dot) com) yesterday. In my wave of 600 people there were not too many behind me, but I did finish, and completed all of the obstacles, including vaulting myself over 4 ft. walls, climbing a 12 ft. wall with a rope, wading through a swamp, climbing a rope wall, leaping over fire, and running a 5k.

I *know* that I couldn't have done it a year ago, which is when I started to try and lose weight and get into shape. I'm an ex-serious-athlete, but it's been a long, long time since I ran any races and I've been above my current weight for nearly 20 years. But now I walk 5 miles and run nearly every day (if you use a loose definition of the word "run") and rock-climb once a week. It feels good to be stronger.

08-01-2011, 12:58 AM
Congratulations! All that hard work is paying off :D

(PS - I love your user name... a rather specific word, that is.)

08-01-2011, 11:24 AM
That is awesome!!! I want to do a warrior dash!

08-01-2011, 12:18 PM
Awesome! I'm signed up for the Spartan Race (spartanrace.com) in October and they are very similar. Good for you for completing it!! Woo-hoo! :bravo:

08-01-2011, 12:24 PM
WOW! I've never met a real life warrior before. :sumo: Amazing job!! It sounds grueling and YOU finished!


08-01-2011, 01:45 PM
Wow! Congratulations!!! I wouldn't be close to completing that course.

08-01-2011, 02:55 PM
:congrat: That is awesome. I just recently learned about these things and now I very much want to do one. Eventually I want to do a tough mudder (http://toughmudder.com/).

08-01-2011, 10:49 PM
COngratulations! You've done something pretty awesome!!!!!

Goddess Jessica
08-02-2011, 01:03 AM
Wow! Soooo in awe of you! That is amazing!

08-02-2011, 11:05 AM
I found out I came in 10,000th place out of about 10,500 participants on my day, but I did finish and did all of the obstacles and I have a baseline to try and improve from for next year. It was super-fun. Also really empowering to look up a giant wall and say "aaaaggh! I'm never going to make it over that!" and then make it over that.