Guest Writer - Deb Wilkes
I signed up for the Warrior Dash with a little (ok, a lot) of encouragement from a co-worker. Nancy, our Recreation Program Specialist, is the Queen of Quirkiness around the office. Her imagination and enthusiasm only works on one speed - overdrive. A little of that enthusiasm rubbed off on another gal in the office who surprisingly jumped (so-to-speak) into the mud with us. Teneisha, quiet, unassuming Marketing Assistant, signed up to run with us. Apparently there is a warrior in the co-worker you least expect.
So our team consists of two middle-aged women, one a grandma, and the mother of two little boys (10 and 1 yr old). Like germs in a petri dish, we've multiplied in numbers to include husbands, friends, kids, nieces and sister-in-laws, nearly 20 of us all running on Saturday morning. Needless to say, we've been strategizing about it for months now, what to wear and how to prepare; and here we are - one day from the event. WE ARE WARRIOR READY!
With that said, we read an article on IRunFlint.com that offers some practical, albeit tongue-in-cheek advice from a race veteran. Whether you are running, watching, or contemplating participation next year, you'll enjoy reading these tips.
We hope to see you there cheering us on; and maybe next year some of the enthusiasm (or mud) will rub off on you too.