In July I did something I've wanted to do for years, but feared I couldn't. Something that people (my PPA, for example) thought would not be safe for knees like mine. But I did it, and best of all I had a blast doing it! I am a warrior!
Some people who compete in the warrior dash go charging through it, roaring like vikings. Some people run to be the fastest or the best. That's how they become warriors. Not me. I didn't even run; I walked the entire 5k. For me, becoming a warrior was just completing the course - proud and uninjured. I wore 2 knee braces, but I successfully achieved every obstacle. I climbed cargo nets, jumped over fire, crawled through mud, walked on beams over a water pit, swam, dragged myself out of the water, jumped over walls, and crawled under barbed wire.
It was fun! I'd totally do it again.
I even built an animated gif of my fire jump....
One cool thing I discovered at the Warrior Dash is that lots of people walk it. I thought I'd be left behind, but there were always people walking with/near me. Plus I was better on the obstacles than some of the walkers, so I passed a some folks there.
I took 787th place in my age range, out of 1053, and 7726 overall. Yay, 787th place medal!
Tags: knees, running