This past Saturday some of my family and friends decided to participate in the Warrior Dash in North Carolina. We were lucky, we had a beautiful sunny day with a light breeze from Hurricane Irene.
Here are a few photos captured from the day. If you have free time and want to laugh at some photos of me going through the actual obstacles, take a peek these photos. (I am bib # 20212) BE NICE :)
The starting line…I was AMAZED at the number of people that turned out for this event. Over 5,000 people raced on Saturday…and there was a race on Sunday too!
The gang BEFORE the madness began.
My brother and sister-in-law on the left….the dads on the right.
My sister-in-law, Sarah & I just seconds after crossing the finish line…we are rather happy :)
This is one of my favorite photos – My dad giving the two of us the biggest, muddiest hug – after he dominated the course. Isn’t there something wrong with my 51 year old dad (sorry, daddy!) beating me? This showed me how much more training I need to do for my upcoming 1/2 marathon!
My adopted sister on the left (not really adopted, but I wish!)…who finished FIRST of all of us. And my little sister and dad on the right.
A couple that gets muddy together, stays together! A BFF of mine with her hubby :)
Sarah celebrating with cold beer in her warrior hat ….And of course I had to get a photo with just my sister and dad…This is what we do for family bonding. Next year we will have to get my mom in on the action!
I think this next shot is hilarious. After the race, you get hosed off like cattle.
After. All clean (somewhat), in our warrior hats and no broken bones.
Celebrating the way all warriors do…with one GIANT Turkey leg.
Will I do this again? ABSOLUTELY. Hopefully next time with even more family and friends…and we will be dressed up. Brainstorm sessions for costume ideas have already begun!
Happy Wednesday folks! I must go as I am being kicked out of yet another Panera…I guess sitting 6+ hours in their store is not okay…who knew? haha. Keep your fingers crossed we get our power back on soon here!