Monday, June 25, 2012

Run For Your Lives 2012

Back in April, Jason ran an obstacle race called a Spartan Founders' Race.  It was a test of sheer will power and brute strength.  This past Saturday, Jason ran another obstacle race with my sister Laura.  It was called "Run For Your Lives."  It was a 5K trail run, where zombies randomly jumped out at you, screamed in your face, and chased you, trying to take the flags tied to a belt around your waist.  There were a few obstacles to crawl under or over, and electrically-charged wires to dodge, as well (Jason took one to the shoulder, and Laura was popped twice in the head... stupid ponytail :).

Here's the promo video from the website...


Rule #18: Limber up. 

Rule #8: Get a Kick Ass Partner.
Jason borrowed his brother's GoPro Camera for the race.  Once it's uploaded to YouTube, I'll make sure to add it.  There are a few pretty funny parts to it.

Rule #22: When in doubt, know your way out.
Each heat was let out in three different waves according to runner speed... "Appetizer," "Entree," and "Dessert."

Rule #14: Always carry a change of underwear.
The zombies were freakishly realistic (if there were such a thing, that is :) ...I'm still blaming the bath salts...).  I couldn't see much of the course from where I was, but the zombies near me were soooo creepy.  Even if no runners were near, they stayed in character.  It took at least 15 minutes for the first runners to get to my position, but there was no chatting, sauntering, or smiling going on.  They lumbered, drooled, hissed, and moaned.
These Two were terrifying... I JUST WANTED A PICTURE!!  They shuffled toward me, leaned over the tape, moaned, and tried grabbing me.  GAHH!
Rule #20: It's a marathon, not a sprint, unless it's a sprint, then sprint.
What really happened to Dallas Clark...
I was really frustrated that I didn't get pictures of Laura running.  I must have blinked as she went by.  Poor thing waited out by our car for an hour because we didn't have meeting place set up... bad planning on our part!

Rule #29: The Buddy System
There were so many hilarious costumes! Several guys dressed up as Shaun (Shaun of the Dead), and ran the race in a suit and tie.  There were super heroes, gals in tutus, and loads more that I wish I could have gotten.
Sorry, Dude.  You don't specialize in our particular pest infestation...
They survived!


  1. I've decided that next year my hair is getting braided so it lays flat. No more ponytail for RFYL


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