The first obstacle was a "walk" across a lake. The water was actually a lot deeper than expected and a few parts required swimming.
|making it out of the water.|
This obstacle consisted of mud-filled tires and climbing over and through muddy junk cars. It was pretty fun.
|can you spot us?|
We met back up with our awesome photographer (thanks T!) at this point for the giant climbing wall. This was the scariest part of the whole thing for me. The vertical wall had a rope to help get you up the front, however, getting over the top was terrifying. You are covered in slippery mud and realize, once at the top, that there is no padding or anything on the other side. I think many of us were convinced we were going to crash onto our heads as we tried to transfer from the front to back of the wall.
We finally made it out of the woods and to the slide from hell (my name for it, not theirs ;) ). It's basically like a vertical slip and slide. Seems super fun until you realize you are going 100 miles an hour out of control and backwards. The end of the slide is essentially a combination of rock and pine needles. I ended up with this battle wound and cut open hand.
After exiting the water, you run to the finish over the fire logs. The flames are scary and you will be so glad you are soaked with water!!
|love the face!|
|please notice how terrified I am!|
|i jump like a girl.|
|complimentary warrior hats. gotta love em.|
|with our awesome photographer.|
|free beer post race: when we asked which beer was which they said "oh, they're pretty much the same." The choices? Mich Ultra and Shock Top. NOT the same thing. lol.|
|Shoe donation pile.|