I have a feeling many of you are saying what the heck are you talking about? Well to sum it up this is the official description for the Warrior Dash.
"A mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme 5k run from hell. Warriors conquer extreme obstacles, push their limits and celebrate with music, beer and Warrior helmets."
The responses from friends have been interesting, both when I tell them I am doing it and when asking them to join me.
Me: Yea but they give you a Viking helmet, AND there is also a costume contest, turkey legs and beer. Not that I like beer but still it is an option!
Little Alex: I will do it with you!
Me: Score one for Team Glitter Warriors!!
Conversation 2:Me: Getting a group together to do the Warrior Dash in April. Want to do it? You know you want to join the Glitter Warriors!?!?
J Crab: Have you lost your mind?!?!?!? Me? Mud? I've seen the pictures of guys doing it. NO WAY!
Me: They give you a beer at the end! :)
J Crab: I can afford to buy my own beer.
Me: Fine, you can be an honorary Glitter Warrior and a sign holder with Tricia if you would like.
Now Kipper is still a little skeptical and he said that I have to prove to him I am serious about this before he will pay the $60 for me to register. (Apparently planning out cute outfits for everyone to wear the day of does NOT prove ones dedication, just in case you were wondering)
But I am determined to show him and everyone else I am TOTALLY serious! I am going to not only DO the Warrior Dash, I am going to COMPLETE the Warrior Dash, all while wearing an obnoxious amount of pink and glitter...which I am sure will involve a tutu as well!
As I was in the middle of Day 1 of Glitter Warrior Training I found that when I started to feel like I couldn't run any further, planning the Glitter Warrior "uniform" helped me forget that I my legs were about to fall off.
All joking aside, today will be Day 2 of Glitter Warrior Training and I am pumped! On Day 1 Kipper and I went 2.5 miles, alternating walking and running, but I ran HALF of it! I was pretty proud of myself seeing that I haven't really worked out in like...um....yea...a year!?!?! Not only did I FEEL amazing, I had a blast working out with the hubby. (By the way, can we talk about how skinny he is getting?!?!?!)
And it will feel even better when I cross the finish line and I'm able to say, " I, Allie Martin, leader of the Glitter Warriors, can do anything...even when wearing a tutu!" Now who wants to join me?????