6-16-12 – Irving, TX – I ran in the Hero Rush adventure, mud, race, thingy. I enjoy doing these types of runs – they break up the monotany of a simple 5k. Plus, they offer unique challenges. Plus, I get to wear a costume since it’s not going to be very competitive – they’re more for fun for me. Plus, you get a medal…I like getting medals.
This particular race was firefighter themed. So all the obstacles had something to do with firefighting, coincidentally enough. I’ve worked for several years making videos for firefighters and paramedics, so I get it and I respect it. And one of my best friends was a firefighter who was killed in the line of duty. I decided to wear the shirt from one of his stations during the race. I also wore a child’s fake fire helmet, until I lost it somewhere on the course.
The obstacles in these things keep getting progressively difficult. There were some tuff ones in this race. In fact, the one I was most looking forward to we had to skip cause some lady fell off of it and hurt herself just before we got to it. It was a zip line. I wanted to zip it up. Oh well. Say la vee.
I won’t get into all the obstacles as that would take too long, but I will say that it was a mistake to sign up for the 11 am wave of runners. I figured that would give me time to sleep in and drive to Irving. I didn’t anticipate the backup of racers from the earlier waves who had caused queues to form at most of them. I was expecting to take 30-40 minutes for the race, try doubling that.
Anyhoodle, I had fun. And as these races usually culminate with (a fire pit), I fabulously jumped over.
And the medals were kind of cool. Like I said, I like medals.
That’s it, short and sweet today. Peace out homeys.