Friday, August 19, 2011

A Special Kind of Crazy

*drumroll please*

this is a picture heavy post...prepare yourselves!

tux tees = keepin it classy, yet we are here to party, we dragged some more friends along this year
photo credit Katie Rose

We arrived in NY Friday night and checked into the motel.  Last check-in of the day!  (well night, it was about 11:30)  Once we got settled the boyfriend wanted to check out the lounge (there was live entertainment...think Dirty Dancing and you'll have an accurate picture of what this resort looks like).  I was tired so I convinced him that since we were doing the Dash the next day sleep was the better idea. 

Saturday morning we woke up and met up with Colleen and Pat at the motel.  Since they charged for parking this year we carpooled.  We arrived to meet everyone at the mountain at 11.  Our wave wasn't until 1:30.  There was LOADS more people this year than last.  Everyone finally gathered around 12:30 and we had an hour to relax/look around/stretch(?) before lining up and taking off! 

the boys "stretching out"
Warriors Ready! (another Katie Rose photo)

Now as I might have mentioned last year the uphill was BRUTAL.  Yep.  Now I cleverly fooled myself into thinking it wasn't that bad between last year and this.  I'm a LIAR!  That 1.25 miles is quite the effort.  Actually the boyfriend said the uphill was maybe it's just me.  :op  Next year I will train.  (Next year?  Ya like I said...special kind of crazy.  I am already registered for 2012.) 

The obstacles were different from last year AND this year I brought a waterproof camera.  (It's a disposable so please forgive the quality.)

Barricade Breakdown:  they took the walls from last year and added walls of barbed wire to crawl under.  

Road Rage:  again a variation on last year.  still traipsing through tires, but with wrecked cars to climb over.  

Teetering Traverse:  like balance beams on crack.  or after an earthquake. 
these were a bit slippery!
Deadweight Drifter:  so the swamp from last year.  still awesomely cooling after the trudge up the mountain.  this year with the addition of floating logs to climb over.
the boyfriend showing us how it's done

Cliffhanger:  run through mud puddle.  grab rope.  walk up wall. 

the boyfriend wanted me to stop taking pictures and put a little hustle in it
Deadman's Drop:  this one I actually almost injured myself on.  cause instead of lowering myself onto the 2x4 attached to the bottom of the slanted wall, I slid all the way down.  drop indeed!  (no blood, kept going being that I'm a Warrior and all)
what goes up...
must come down (photo by Diana)
Rubber Ricochet: tires hanging off a frame.  Blast your way through.  The volunteer sitting on the top kept urging people to take other warriors out. 

Cargo Climb:  much like last year.  a little taller though.  while I stopped and took a photo the boyfriend was on the ground trying to coach a terrified warrior on how to make it over (she made it to the top only to be paralyzed with fear clinging to the a frame)
hi Colleen!

Chaotic Crossover:  cargo nets suspended horizontally on a frame.  climb up and cross.  this is where having tiny hands and feet and a great sense of balance came in handy.  it was kinda fun too!

Petritying Plunge:  SLIP N SLIDE!  there were more lanes than last year and it was not quite as long, but still super fun.  (and I had goggles so no contacts popping out!)

Warrior Roast:  I got to jump fire.  Again. SWEET!

Muddy Mayhem:  crawling through a mud pit under barbed wire.  epic mud time.  does it get any better? 

no diving!  belly flops encouraged!

a little dirty, but still a classy bunch (photo Katie Rose)

we earned BIG beers
After counquering the mountain and some really big beers we went cleaned up and had dinner.  After dinner we hit up the lounge at the motel.  KARAOKE NIGHT!  The boyfriend's boss stopped in (he was camping across the road) and sang the night away before Dashing in the morning.  


Warrior Laundry = the ultimate challenge

before...a bit mud colored
after!  victory is mine!
Check out Diana's blog for her Warrior update!


  1. Love it!!!
    The laundry was the trickiest part!

  2. Your dash looked like so much fun! I did the one in PA and we had to scale a 14' wall - ughh. Your clothes also came out a lot cleaner than mine. =)