So it's been a little while since I was able to contribute to this blog. It is not for lack of wanting to though... I've found myself busier and busier everyday with responsibilities, and sometimes after working a long day at work (working = sitting at a computer cranking out structural designs and drawings) the last thing I want to do is get back onto a computer. Add to that a wife who's amazing at all things computer and blogs, and at times I feel a little like I'd be adding my pencil sketch to DaVinci's notebook.
But I had an amazing weekend, and a SUPER fun race, and thus by the prodding of my loving wife, who claims that "he who runs the race should blog the race", I shall attempt to tell the story of my first ever obstacle race!
About two weeks ago, I got invited by a good friend of mine, Justin, to run this race with him. It's called the Spartan Race Series. I'd never really heard of it, and didn't know much about it, but I always know Justin's good for an adventure (same guy who's got me out playing Frisbee every Saturday morning, got me to walk barefoot across 100 feet of ice and jump into Lake Michigan in January, etc.) so I agreed!
Naomi and I managed to get a babysitter for the afternoon (Thanks Shelly!) so we drove down to Marseilles, IL to an ATV park that got taken over by a bunch of nuts just like me who think they could run a course normally navigated by a two-stroke 4-wheel drive ATV!
|Not knowing what to expect, I had my normal pre-race jitters PLUS the "what did I sign myself up for?" jitters. Apparently that combination produces the face you see here.|