What can I say besides AWESOME.
I guess it really started for me a few days earlier when I decided that I should probably go and do a couple of runs to make sure I was fit enough and I was. I was pretty happy with my results.
They were interval runs with some small walks in between but with times of 36:15 & 35:12 for just over 5km I was really happy. I knew that the running part was fine, now to worry about the obstacles.
It was going to be a pretty early start with the race venue over an hour and quarter from home. We needed to be registered and at the start line for our 9am race by 8:45am which meant leaving home before 6:30am. With our bags packed the night before, snacks and water on board for all, we set off. I must admit I got a little nervous as we got closer to Woodfordia, I wasn’t nervous about the electrocution tentacles obstacle but about the Ice Bath. OMG, what have I got myself into.
On arrival at the venue there were attendants parking us and because we were in the first wave for the day everything was very seem less and well organised. I thought registration was easy and given we had family as spectators we didn’t have to worry about using the cloakroom. We had our race numbers written on our arms, our bibs pinned to our chest, after kisses and cuddles to my 2 gorgeous little and 1 big race supporters as well as my parents we were off.
I also made a special shirt for my race, our team was “The Flaming Marshmallows” and on the back of my shirt I had a message about my weight loss. I was and still am very proud of my achievements.
What I expected of The Stampede and what I got were 2 very different things.
The obstacles were not at all the hard part, they were the fun and all so very different.
I was not at all worried about the electrocution tentacles and as it turned out I didn’t get a single shock.
A black cave, an a-frame rope climb and a super slippery slide followed by Sunday roast (running over a small fire pit) and of course a bit more mud for good measure in the form of crawling through it again under barbed wire to the finish line.
|My hobby of cake decorating even got a look in|
Thanks to my wonderful team mates Tamara, Michael, Darren & especially Rus who only did this to support me in my weight loss journey. We had a fabulous morning out followed by a great lunch at the park.
As well as my Mum and Dad who have all supported me with my training, I love you to pieces.
And yes, I will be doing it again next year!! As a matter of fact, I cant wait.