A few months back I wrote a post about how I sign up for races as incentive to keep moving. I need to be prepared when the time comes so I stay motivated to get out and run a few times each week. Back in November, my friend Melanie and I decided to do the Warrior Dash (which was on Saturday). This race is described as a "5k from hell" on their website. There are 13 obstacles that range from crawling through mud under barbed wire to pulling yourself over a 15 ft wall with a rope to jumping over fire. Temporary mental impairment? Midlife crisis? Who knows what it was that made me think this was a great idea. I mean, it wasn't a bad idea, but I should have done a little more event specific training (besides running up that mile long hill while on vacation a couple of weeks ago). Now would probably be a good time to thank the nice woman and fellow Warrior for saving me on that one stupid wall by pulling me over, one leg at a time. Thank you. Other than that, I think I did pretty good.