|Highly recommend swim goggle for any Dirty Dash!|
|My attempt at posing so she doesn't know Kyle is taking a pic of her.|
First obstacle was muddy ground with a snow making machine throwing the snow in your face. I immediately wondered what I got myself into but we pushed on and took it one obstacle at a time. When we came to our first mud pit everyone was taking it pretty slow trying to stay as clean as possible. While waiting my turn to enter the pit I suddenly lost my footing falling quickly into the pit while knocking everyone down that stood in my way. I felt so bad as everyone stood up one by one covered in mud. Kyle just kept laughing. Then we came to the rope wall, we were moving quickly until the girl in front of me froze at the top not wanting to move. A few of us stepped in and slowly talked her into swinging her leg over to go down the other side. Here is a picture of us waiting---
|He was a monster!|
We welcomed any opportunity to wash off our face so we could see and breathe. Kyle at one point even decided to poor a can of orange soda all over his face, only to find out the bandana will bleed red when wet...whoops!
The obstacles kept coming and I was looking forward to the turn off between the 5K and 10K. Once we got there we were mocked for even considering going the shorter distance. I immediately had a battle going on in my head I had only trained for a 5K but they would cheer me on if I did the 10K. In a moment of weakness I gave into peer pressure and pressed forward to the 10K route. The crowd went crazy but I was having second thoughts, too late I was in it to finish.
They failed to mention a huge obstacle on the longer route - a real marsh. We had to wade through the stinky marsh for quite a distance. Lets just say I was less then thrilled but determined to keep going. We went through the barrels-
Over and under the pipes -
On top of the hay bales -
and onto the climbing walls -
I barely made it to the end and I can easily say I wouldn't have if Kyle wouldn't have been such a good sport. What a crazy fun day and now that I have completed a dirty dash I can easily say the Swine Flew will fly again...... Anyone want to join us next time? Let's cross another item off the list:
14. Run Dirty Dash