What I thought would be a fairly easy 3 mile run with a couple of obstacles turned in to a whole lot more, and it was all my idea.
I like doing 5k's and thought this one had a fun twist. Matt was not excited for one main reason: the Marines. He did not want to re-live any of his bootcamp days. It took a little convincing but he finally agreed to run the race with me. yay! At 9am we were at the start line ready to take on the course. Considering the obstacles, I wanted us to finish in under 35 minutes. I wasn't sure how long they would take, if there would be long lines of people, etc. We positioned ourselves towards the front of the pack and took off at a good solid pace. It started out fairly easy, there were quite a few hay stacks we had to clear and a lot of running. And then we rounded the corner and saw the obstacle course. Holy Moly. It is quite scary from afar and not much better up close. There was a lot jumping over logs, crawling under ropes, crawling through tunnels and more jumping over logs.
we finally finished!
It was definitely much harder and way more challenging than I thought it would be, but I am so glad we did it. It was the first race we ran together and we stuck it out, motivating each other to the end. I know I probably would have slowed down and maybe even started walking if Matt hadn't been there to tell me I could do it. It was a great team effort: Go Team Clute!