Sunday, September 11, 2011

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Warrior Dash Words of Wisdom

(this is my first post from my blogger iPhone app, not exactly sure how it's going to turn out)

Just for the record-I survived and lived to tell about it. See?
Also, just for the record, this was the greatest attended event in Warrior Dash history, and I heard over and over by workers and Warrior Dash veterans that this was by far the hardest dash they had experienced!


Words of Wisdom which may or may not have been learned firsthand by me:

1. When traveling to the Warrior Dash, be sure to ride there with your group. There may be 14,000+ participants and additional spectators to sort through when you get there and you may never find them. Also,  Do not plan to communicate with others in your group or anyone outside of warrior world.  There is no cell service.
14,000+ See?




2. When driving to the Warrior Dash, plan to be there at least 2 hours ahead of your start time as the parking seems to be unorganized and it may take you that long to move 5 miles into the parking lot.

3.  When arriving at your destination, make a conscious effort to turn off your headlights.  Although you needed them while driving through 2 hours of torrential downpour on the drive to the "dash", if you leave them on while you are actually participating, you will return to a car with a dead battery.

4.  Upon leaving your car, be sure to carefully observe where your car is parked or you may spend an hour searching for your car after you have completed the grueling 3.5 mile "dash".

5.  While trudging through the first 300 meters of the "dash" laden with mud that is up to and beyond 18" deep, it is not a good idea to leave your shoe in the mud should it get sucked off your foot.  There are many obstacles ahead including vertical walls to climb, dumpsters to scale, fire hurdles to jump, stoney paths, etc.  Shoes are important.

6.  Although it might seem like a good idea to try to lunge over the huge floating log as the big guys in front of you are just getting over it, these guys are much bigger and stronger than you and the log will inevitably fly back up after they are over and no longer pushing down on it, regardless of where in the process you are.  The log waits for no one and it's not soft and cushiony like one might assume.

7.  If you are a male choosing to wear a funny outfit of some sort, realize that if you wear thin, small undergarments as your "costume", murky water, sweat, and the soupiest mud you've ever encountered will undoubtedly suction this clothing to your nether-regions leaving little to the imagination.

8.  Any and all clothing that is not brown or black before the "dash" will surely be after the "dash."

9.  Do not bother taking any bathing supplies or clean clothes down to the "Warrior Wash."  It is simply a small area of a pond where 14,000+ other warriors have "bathed". This will simply help one get the large clumps of mud off of the outer layer of clothing.  There will still be a nice layer of scum on clothes (and under them) after exiting the "wash."

10.  Last but not least, after using the "Warrior Wash," do not think that just because all of the excess mud in your sight is gone, that you are actually rid of mud clumps..... See?


Can you guess which tips I learned the hard way? :) 

Regardless, I (and possibly you) will be much better prepared for the next Warrior Dash!!! I can't wait till my hubby is home to do it with me! This sort of thing is right up his alley! 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

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Mil-Spouse Friday Fill-In


1. My plans for Labor Day included relaxing and spending the last weekend of summer possibly doing something fun like going to the islands, but what really happened was I just relaxed with Cabbie, no island trips this Labor Day weekend.
2. Call me crazy, but sometimes I just need to talk to my husband....
3. One of the funniest things I’ve seen lately is my Cabbie and her best bud Grady playing for hours!
4. It’s strange, but  wearing socks and shoes drives me crazy while shopping for said shoes is perfectly fine with me!
5. One, two, buckle my shoe… three, four I need want a new wreath for our front door.


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New (to you) Furniture!

I just found the cutest little refurbished furniture website :) A good friend of a good friend started it and it's adorable! Check Hanna out here: Shabby Love
Here are some pictures of some of the items she's redone and sold already :)






I have my eye on a couple pieces :)
She also has a little blog on her website! Have a great Weekend!

Friday, September 9, 2011

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What's happening.....

So apparently once I get out of the habit of blogging regularly, it's really difficult to find something I think is worth writing about.  Hmm...so that's where I am....not sure I have much of interest to share....
I am just going to make a little update post and see if that spurs me back into the swing of things.....

So here's what's happening over here....

  • Mr. Wolf is deployed..... but we are halfway through...woohooo!
  • Worked two jobs to help the summer fly by (first summer in the history of all summers I wished to fly by)
  • Took a week's vacay to Florida with some college friends! Relaxed on the beach, swam in the pool, drove 15 hours each way with 3 adults and a 15 month old German Shepherd :)
  • Started the school year..... The first week consisted of 5 days (which is rough considering we usually ease into the school year with a three or four dayer)  a 95°+ day on the Friday of the first week with no airconditioning and sweaty 5th graders in the afternoon (thank you Bath and Body Works Wall Flowers!) 
That's all I can think of for now....Have a great night1

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