The Warrior Dash is coming to the Gulf Coast of Florida . . and I am running it!
This would be my 3rd warrior dash over the last 6 years. I ran my first one in Lake City in 2012. It was pouring and we saw a lady in front of us snap her ankle falling off a wall. But, it wasn't that hard. I have to admit that we were nervous at first, but at the start line, we saw a 300 lb guy in a batman outfit. So the idiot rule kicked in - "if that idiot can run this thing, I certainly can." My brother in law Ronnie, his son, Trace, and my son, Christopher ran it with us.
I ran my second Warrior Dash in 2013 in Birmingham with my friend Curt. It was a little harder than the first one, but still fun. The mud pits were a real challenge to get out of. And some of the walls were tough, but nothing insurmountable. Not like the Spartan Race . . . that is a whole another story.
So this will be my 3rd. I am six years older and in my 50s now. I have a feeling that I will be one of the older ones on the course. But . . who cares. Ronnie is running to with me again, and so is his wife Tina. None of us have really trained, although I dod run some and feel comfortable there. Upper body could be tough though - will probably strain or pull something.
Only tomorrow knows.