Cindy and Skye were away visiting relatives and I had had a very busy work week, especially considering how long I've been out of the game, as it were.
So I was less than enthusiastic about waking up early on Saturday, driving for a couple of hours so that I could slosh around in the mud and run away from "zombies".
What I really wanted to do was sleep in. And I could have, but....
I said I could survive the Zombie Apocalypse and I was determined to prove it.
I had registered to camp, so that I could hang out, check out the bands and the zombie transformations.
However, with the weather being what it was........
Waiver, What's a Waiver
I couldn't believe how muddy I was getting just checking into the race.
So far it was putting all the other "mud runs" that I'd done to shame.
And I hadn't even picked up my race packet yet.
A week later and I am still cleaning up.
The Food I Hoped Not to Be
I managed to find myself in the middle of the entrees, which meant I was surrounded by a lot of warm-blooded folk that would help shield me from the walking dead that craved brains and such
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Videos' Value Goes Up Exponentially
Go-Pro Video forthcoming
Post Race Libations
Beer and a jello-shot from a syringe, what more could a "survivor " ask for?
They had live music playing throughout the day, but this character was what I keyed into.
He turned out to be quite the carny freak, doing away lifts from his eye lids, or sockets or ...I'm not quite sure what.
As well as juggling knives, swallowing swords and ....
Subaru Swag and Style
Their zombie evasive vehicle was cool, plus they had give-away stuff that I would actually use, like sunscreen, moisturizer and heavy duty key chains.
Not to Complain....
My shower barely sputtered out and was freezing. I didn't expect much more so I wasn't really that disappointed, until I saw how the waves after us were cleaning off.
Although the stuff being shot out of that rig was almost as brownish red as the stuff covering the racers.
Break a Leg
FYI, that cheery throwaway is not to be "thrown away" to anybody running an obstacle course,... in the mud.... while it's raining.
The sign warns of the possibility of turning an ankle and offers the escape path to the right of the ramp.
As Lance Armstrong says, "Pain is temporary....If I Quit, However, It lasts forever."
Up the ramp I went.
Two Steps Back....
I was able to make it back to the course, to check out was the whole zombie killing field that I had barely been able to successfully navigate.
Although I did,
Yes I did, I survived.!!!
Yes, zombies are cool. There is no need to preserve their coolness.
However these zombies, as a final obstacle was a wondrous idea. They were big and scary but, "got it", they knew the score.