Monday, October 31, 2011
I visted Hell on Saturday.
So my friend Beth signed me up for this gladiator rock'n run. She bought me a ticket for my birthday and I though a little fun run would be great to do. This wasn't just a fun run. This was a nice trip to Hell and back, no joke I had to jump over fire. This "fun run" was 5 miles and 14 obstacles. Here are some obstacles I can think of that we did:
Up and down stadium bleachers..never ending bleachers. My legs were shaking and I really thought I was going to fall down them from the lack of strength keeping me from falling. This was one of the first obstacles and It was a doosie!!
We had to crawl through mud tunnels that had mud and water probably a foot high...I think I may have swallowed some mud..
Jumped over giant spools
Almost died on a tire mountain...I started to fall off face first, I had no strength to keep me from falling but at the last second I did a spin and landed on my feet. I saw my life flash before my eyes.
Huge mud slide. I was going at a good speed until this really big girl came and took me out. I was flying down the slide and landed in a huge mud pool.
"Polar bear plundge"..people were shoveling ice into the water we had to run through. This didn't help my already tight muscles.
"Hells Hills" lots of hills with mud. not fun.
There was this mud mountain that you had to use a rope to get up it.
There was a 8 feet wall of fame and a 4 feet wall of shame..I walked between the walls. I was so done at this point.
We dodged wrecking balls
Carried 40 pds sand bags to this huge buddha
Jumped over fire.
I tripped over a sticker bush and landed on some rocks. My knees are bruised and scarred.
it's been two days and I still can't walk. I have never in my life been this sore and that is crazy to me because I was an athlete for 16 years. I am going to start really working out so when I am forced to do this next year I will be a little more ready for it. walking an hour a day and eating healthy isn't good enough for this "fun run"..It was a great work out at least. I probably lost 7 pounds.
Posted by Joe and Mandy Johnson at 7:43 AM