I’m Having Warrior Dash Withdrawals

16 Apr

Yeah. I’m suffering from Warrior Dash Syndrome. I’m having withdrawals. I’m craving a challenge. I was left with such an awesome feeling that I want to repeat it.

But I have to admit I don’t like running.

I feel like if I’m not training for anything there shouldn’t be any sprinting involved. I feel like if no one is chasing me, there should not be any running within a five-mile radius. Running should have purpose. I need to find another race. Another challenge.

I’m on the lookout.

made specific for the triathlon wikipedia page...

made specific for the triathlon wikipedia page, made up of licenses images from wikimedia as well as a few of my own photos which I release to public domain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I found a race I’ve done before. The Tin Man Triathlon. Not IronMan … TinMan. The lightweight metal on the Periodic Table of Elements. Wait. I don’t even know if it’s on the Periodic Table of Elements. It’s sort of a metal-like substance. Well regardless of its lightweight status, it was one of the proudest athletic moments of my life, other than the Warrior Dash. It was on The Bucket List, and I was so happy to have crossed it out.

Could I do a repeat performance?

Possibly.

Training for the running and biking part was doable. Although while I was training for the biking portion of the race I was zooming along and a parked U-Haul came out of no where and sort of crashed into me while it was sitting there on the corner. I mean I saw it, but for some reason my brain didn’t send the message to my body parts and before you know it I was en route, semi-airborne, and smacked right into the back door of the U-Haul. It was a short trip. My body was up against a picture of some walrus and an interesting Venture-Across-America-Did-You-Know fact, which wasn’t really interesting at the time. 

I had to take a minute to recuperate. Several actually.

So training is not super easy, but it’s not exceptionally difficult either. I made it through the race all right, until I hit the swimming part. I trained in my uncle’s pool, and well seeing how there’s a rift in the family ever since my uncle passed away I’m pool-less.

Can I go to a public pool? Sure. Sure, but I have issues with swimming in urine. It’s just not for me. So this is my predicament.

I’d have to swim at least a couple of times before heading into the race. I mean how can you train for a triathlon and not splash around in a pool? How do you train for swimming when there’s no pool. Maybe I need a giant tub.

I don’t know. I mean I didn’t swim every day, and it showed when I got to the swimming portion as numerous people passed me. It got to the point where I was so tired that I stopped doing the freestyle and started doing the backstroke. For some reason that seemed easier to me and I went zooming along. Well not really zooming, more like Nemo, cruising the waters. I was pretty exhausted.

But I got my medal and I was ecstatic the entire day. My first triathlon. I felt badass.

Maybe doing my second one will feel even better.

 

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8 Responses to “I’m Having Warrior Dash Withdrawals”

  1. stayquirkymyfriends April 17, 2012 at 8:20 AM #

    I’m so inspired by your Warrior Dash adventures, and I agree, you’ve got to have something to train for…I started with a couple of 5Ks this last year [still can’t get my brain around the run-bike-swim thing, I think I would drown!] and I’m not a runner either…but getting to the point that it feels so good to DO IT that I’ll be looking for another race soon too. Best of luck! Enjoying your blog 🙂

    • The Guat April 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM #

      I’m so glad I’m not alone on the running thing. Most of these Freshly Pressed blogs have some dude running toward the sunset or something. I’m all about goals…glad someone else is on the same page. Thanks for stopping by 😉

  2. adinparadise April 17, 2012 at 11:13 AM #

    I just knew it wouldn’t be long before you got itchy feet again. 😉

    • The Guat April 17, 2012 at 1:56 PM #

      Definitely got that itch. It’s the athlete in me trying to get out of this mom body 😉

  3. susielindau April 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM #

    That is awesome and you are Badass!! I only like to run after tennis balls….I think I was a Golden Retriever in my past life!

  4. The Hook April 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM #

    I applaud your warrior spirit. my friend!

  5. Lorre April 18, 2012 at 9:19 PM #

    You are totally badass!

    • The Guat April 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM #

      Thanks! I have aspirations … aspirations

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