Wild Hairs and Weirdness
Do you ever get a wild hair? If you ask my husband he might tell you I tend to get them often. He would never say that to me exactly. His exact words to me were “You do weird sh!t now and I just go along and do it with you.” Thanks, honey.
So what does he mean by weird sh!t? I don’t think it’s that weird at all. More like challenging, fun, different stuff. I also prefer not to call it sh!t. That being said we (by we, i mean i) started training to run a 5k. Then all of a sudden Facebook ads introduced me to an upcoming 5k in my area that looked fun! A mud run complete with obstacles and beer at the end. I tried the asking my husband to join me route and in the end I just signed him up to join me. The only hiccup would be that 1. I had only just begun my Couch to 5k training and 2. The only wave/start time left was 2:00 pm that afternoon and May in Vegas can be extremely hot by that time … But, hey, they don’t call it the Devil Dash for nothing, right? I registered us and continued my C25K training.
We arrived to the race that over 6,000 had registered for and we soon realized this was more than just a simple road race. We expected obstacles but – wow. The route was through Bootleg Canyon and I hadn’t been able to achieve running a full mile on flat pavement yet. Holy Devil Dash, what-was-I-thinking?!
After the registration and checking in of our bags we had way more free time than expected. Lucky us! We started the race an hour early before I had time to change my mind and talk Dave into skipping the race and just spending our afternoon in the beer garden.
It sucked for the most part. It was hot, challenging and I felt like I was running inside of an oven but I felt so damn good when I finished. In fact the really sucky part was the last half of the race and when we crossed the finish line together I knew we just made a pretty incredible accomplishment.
My first race is done. I know runners see a simple 5k as nothing but for me it was something and I look forward to getting to the point I can do a 5k and say it was cake. That is why I am training for something a whole lot more serious.
More to come…