Saturday, May 19, 2012

Physical Wellness to the Extreme

Getting out in front!
One of my physical wellness goals was to be able to complete all of the obstacles and finish the Kosama Warrior Mud-Run.  I did that and then some!  It was fun and exhausting.  I ran the 5K in 30:03.7, which is probably my slowest 5K ever, but there were lots of obstacles, mud, sand, and other things to slow me down.   For the 10 AM heat, I finished 3rd overall and 1st in my age division.
Throwing a keg over a rope
Heading up the hill!
It was fun running a themed race and seeing so many people there that I knew.  Anna and William came out to cheer me on and I even saw a couple of students there!  We hung out after the race and had BBQ pork sandwiches and water, listened to the band, and relaxed while waiting for the official results to be announced. 
William encouraging me on my run!
When all was said and done, I finished 6th place overall and 2nd in my age division (by only 18 seconds).  I ended up being able to leave with an award check for most of my registration fees in my hand, a great experience and a goal accomplished.  My new goal for the next challenge - the Kosama Warrior Water-Run – is to finish in less than 30 minutes.  It would also be nice to improve in one of my two rankings.

Here are a whole bunch of pictures I have of the experience. 
William having fun!
Heading from 4th to 3rd with William's help!
Taking on Mount Kosama
My check for 2nd place in my age division (25-35)


  1. I love it!!! Congrats on doing so well, and having a blast along the way! We're doing the Warrior Dash in Earlham this July - maybe we'll see you there! ;)

  2. Thanks, it was a blast. It looks like the Warrior Dash in Earlham the same day I am signed up for another race. There is a set of three Warrior Run races at Living History Farms that I am doing. The first was the mud run in May, the 2nd is a water run in July and the final one is a fire one in August. All are 5K's, but each a little different. I was looking for something to do in June, but with being gone for part of it and a conference it was tough to find something I could commit to. I may end up in Cedar Rapids to do a 7 mile flood run without training to see how long it would take me, but if not I will may be do some runs on my own before the July race.