Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Warrior Paint

This past weekend we got 3 girls together to do the Central Texas Warrior Dash. Ever heard of it? I hadn't, but it's crazy!

This is how it's described on their website:

Warrior Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes. This running series is held on some of the nation's most demanding and unique terrain. Participants will conquer extreme obstacles and celebrate their feat with music, beer, warrior helmets and muddy shorts.
Of course, being the person that I am, I thought "why not do it in costumes?!" After all, I did complete a half marathon with my bff in matching pink/green get-up including tutus!


Not thinking the other two girls would be into dressing up, I mentioned it to one of my friends. To which she responded "Let's do it! Come up with a fun costume and we'll do it!" After thinking long and hard, this is what I came up with...the Candy Cane Girls!


Yes, those are red/white striped thigh highs and candy cane headbands!

Everyone loved our costumes. We had random people coming up taking our photos. We even had a little girl about 7 ask her mom if she could take her photo with us...I'm sure that's going in a scrap book somewhere! Later I had someone I didn't even know tweet me that he saw us and loved our costumes!

I must say the obstacles added to the 5k make it much more difficult than I was expecting. I'm sad to admit that I was sore the next day, really sore. Amazing how adding walls, rusty cars, planks, rivers, tires, fire, and a mud pit will make you tired after only 3.2 miles!


We can see the finish line!



Getting closer...



Just past the mud pit was the finish!



We are now Warriors!

At the end, we could donate our shoes. Warrior Dash cleans and recycles old shoes. As always, it was a little bitter sweet giving these up. My shoes have so much history, but it's nice knowing they went to a good cause!


5 comments:

  1. What a fun race. LOVE the costumes! And I really like the idea of donating shoes at the end. Happy thanksgiving!

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  2. Great pics, great race and recap :D

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  3. Love the pics and your costumes - super cute! My husband and some friends of ours are planning to do the Warrior Dash in Georgia in May. Now I'm really looking forward to it!

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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  4. Like your photos...Very tough race and looks like your having a great fun...

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  5. Great, now I want a candy cane lol. Looks like hella fun. I love these kind of races. I'll keep and eye open for Warrior Dash in my neck of the woods. Happy Holidays :)

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