Last year we had to lie about Skye's age, because you had to be at least 14 years old to race. She was 13. So we fudged it a bit. This year however.....
She was much more prepared for it this year. She had trained more and she had already done it, so there wasn't the fear of the unknown there had been the year before.
That said, there will always be butterflies. Did I train enough? How different will the course be? Do I really want to do this?
She performed like a champ.
I'll let the vids and pics do a lion's share of the work on this one.
The venue was the most spectator-friendly of any obstacle course race I've been to thus far, which is why we have such cool photos and videos.
Cindy first captures us as we head up the cargo nets, at this point we're more than half-way through the course. Tired but glad to have more behind us than in front of us.
I've done mud runs and such all over the country, but Georgia seems to have the muddiest.
And on this run they saved the best for last. On the plus side you didn't have to run around for miles burdened down by pounds of mud. On the down side, you were muddy beyond belief when you reached the finish line, which makes the clean up even more miserable.
The Barbed Wire Is For Real
Skye still has a scar from last year when she didn't heed my advice to "get your butt down". This year she didn't ignore my warning. And this year had some of the lowest wire I've had to slither under. The roll is definitely the fastest method, but sometimes through the narrows you have now choice but to crawl and dig and scrape.
I had enough energy to mount a good final offensive against the pugil-stick armed Spartans at the final obstacle, to the point of disarming him.
All in good fun.