I know why you clicked on this link. Hmmmm…not that kind of dirty.
I’m talking D-I-R-T-Y! Woot Woot! Warrior Dash Dirty!
You may have noticed on the side of this page in the “big event boxes”, I will be running the Warrior Dash Missouri on 28 September. How this came about; I’m intrigued by these “novelty” races and thought this would be a lot of fun to try. You would think after going through Army Basic training I would have gotten this out of my system all those years ago, but let’s hear it for glory days! Last year I signed up for the Spartan Race. We had a small team of people from work participating. Unfortunately, the team fell apart and I didn’t want to do the 8 mile race it by myself. My thinking has changed exponentially and now I would have no problem doing the race by myself. It is what it is – if you want to do it – go for it, don’t let others sway you. There is a lot of opinion when it comes to these races. Like I said, don’t listen to the chatter if you want to run it.
Fast forward a year later a good friend of mine from work suggested we try to build another team and participate. We have a team of 8 and we vary from 45 to about 25 years-of-age, and team t-shirts to boot! I do believe I might be the oldest participant. Sweet!
The purpose of this race is team building and frankly good old fashion fun. The building up to this whole experience has been a blast. Some of us get together once or twice-a-week to swing kettle bells or do some speed work. Teammates are loosing weight and building confidence. I highly suggest, if you’re looking for something to “bring” people together, whether it be at work or family this is a wonderful tool.
Let me put on my old Army Officer hat – it’s about working as a team to accomplish the end goal. Not running over Grandma and Grandpa in front of you. I say this with all clarity and sincerity as I sip my Samuel Adams Boston Lager. What’s that you say? No, I’m not wearing a Viking hat and have a turkey leg in the other hand. No, I don’t plan to throw the beer bottle out on my running route – It’s not light beer silly!
Let’s get dirty ya’ll!