This past Saturday I did the Warrior Dash.
And it was awesome.
So much fun in one place!
I was lucky enough to be able to attend this kick ass event courtesy of Fitfluential and Reebok so I quickly picked up my race packet so I could hit up the Reebok tent/Crossfit box.
I can’t tell you enough how nice the Reebok reps were (what up, Dan and Alena!!).
So friendly, welcoming, and personable! I heart nice people.
It’s really the little things that make my day and when they offered to hold my bag while I raced, my body let out this huge sigh of relief. I don’t know why, but bag check is something that always freaks me out. I do it as little as possible (probably only once or twice ever?). They were also total ballers and gifted me with a new pair of tennis shoes (separate post coming)!
Anyways, I wanted to be surprised as to what I’d be doing during the race so I didn’t really look into it too much beforehand. And I was so glad!
It was 3 miles of trail running, obstacle climbing, swimming (!), mud pit crawling, and fire jumping. Basically, 3 miles of awesomeness.
Of course, the last obstacle is the mud pit. You have to crawl under barbed wire through a mud pit. There’s no getting around it. You’re going to get dirty. It’s inevitable (I swear I still have dirt under my nails!).
I’m not much of a mud person so this was definitely the most challenging obstacle for me (give me climbing and fire jumping any day!). But I just sucked it up, took a deep breath, and dove in. You only live once, right?
The best thing about this race is that it really is for anyone. I placed 116/1307 in my age group, and I think that totally shows what a ride range of people there were: competitive racers, runners, walkers, people in costume, etc!!
Here are some tips if you’re going to do a Warrior Dash:
- Wear old tennis shoes that you don’t mind donating at the end of the race
- Bring flip flops for after
- Wear capris, or shorts that cover your knees – you will be crawling
- Bring lots and lots of towels for the ride home – I had one to sit on, one on my back, and a small towel for across my body where the seatbelt was!
- Bring extra water to wash your hands
- Bring a good attitude – it’s all about having FUN!!!
And then feel like a badass when you’re done.
Have you ever done a Warrior Dash, or something similar? Would you do it again?? Me? Hellzzzzzz yes!!
I was able to attend the Warrior Dash free courtesy of Fitfluential and Reebok, however all thoughts and opinions are all mine. I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity!