Mud, Fire, Darkness and Fun

16 02 2011

Recently the hate2run boys and team members flocked to Lake Wales FL in order to participate in the first annual Warrior Dash.

After a short 2.5 hour drive we arrived at the Triple Canopy Ranch, host to the Warrior Dash. We quickly made our presence known and claimed our camping space.  The team mixed up some libations and began the tedious task of setting up our tents. The boys dumped out everything on the ground into a big pile and soon after tent poles began to fly while the ladies laid out the tent parts neatly and lined up the poles according to lengths and locations. The boys refused to read the directions and on the other side they had one girl reading the instructions and two following them…You can imagine the results – the guys had their tents up, started cooking dinner and poured several drinks while watching the girls finish (take pole A and insert it into tent slot B and so on and so forth).

Saturday morning arrived with the smell of eggs and bacon cooking. The team gathered to pick up race packages and returned to camp in order to change into our racing gear and have photographs taken by the team photographer.  It did not take long for us to pull out the Flabongo and include it as part of the pre-race activities.

We rushed to the starting line, received final instructions and in a matter of minutes the hate2run team took off like little rabbits leaving El Shuffler behind to fend for himself.

Mud mud mud. Up and over. Down and under. More mud and water.  Cargo nets. Tires. Bales of hay. Cars. Ropes and more mud before the big finale…fire jumping and a large mud pond.

Hugs around at the finish line went quickly in order to donate our dirty shoes and rush to eat, drink, socialize and plan the next adventure for the hate2run boys and A team.

We welcome the new members of the hate2run nation and acknowledge we may have scared them a bit but know they will be back for more.

Hate2Run highly recommends the Warrior Dash series and looks forward to the ToughMudder in Georgia.

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