Dec 28, 2011

The Warrior Dash Pledge

I had not heard of the Warrior Dash until recently when my boot camp pals announced that they were going to start training for this event.  What is it?  Well, from what I understand it looks kind of like this...








It's basically a 5K obstacle course inspired by fire fighter training.  Except that instead of wearing fire safety and rescue gear, you dress up in tutus, head dresses and whatever silliness the entrant can dream up.

When I heard about the Warrior Dash, I suggested another variation called the "Mommy Dash" where the entrant wears an infant in a sling, a diaper bag and a shirt with spit up stains while carrying three grocery bags, a toddler, some hockey gear and a small dog.  Then the sherpa-like entrant would have to run through an enormous parking lot dodging oncoming vehicles, answer an important cell phone call from her boss, wipe everyone's noses with her own sleeve and fish a small cluster of keys from the bottom of her zipped diaper bag before safely delivering her children, pets and gear to a minivan.   I think the Mommy Dash would be a big hit.  However, I don't know if the men would make it.

All of this is to say, my boot camp pals invited me to join them in their Warrior Dash.  And as with so many key moments in my life, I was inspired by their enthusiasm and gusty bravado and said "yes". 


Wait... is that... a picture of fire?  
What the F#@K have I gotten myself into?

7 comments:

Connie said...

I'm not worried, I know you can do the obstacle course, no problem, What I'm wondering...is....What are you gonna wear? It's all about the costume!

La Maison Boheme said...

Mom, when you're right, you're right. I might need help coming up with a non-flammable costume. I could wear Walker's viking helmet.

anita said...

I can't wait to see your gorgeous outfit!
Viking hat....pointy breast plate...hair in braids, etc.
:)

Betsy said...

And check with Rob about walking through fire!!

Positively Fit LH said...

How about a Positively Fit accessory to go with the rest of the outfit?? Thinking of ordering team t-shirts. You'll need to help me - need something funny to put on it!

La Maison Boheme said...

Mallory - I think tee-shirts are a great idea! Let's start brainstorming.

Jacki said...

there's fire?