Saturday, June 8, 2013

7 Days *GASP*

I’ve been so busy and mentally distracted by other things I soooorta didn’t realize how close the Foam 5K was. Well, guess what…it’s SEVEN days away….7!!!!!  Excuse my while I pick myself up off the floor.
I had such grand intentions of being disciplined and training myself properly for this event. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. So, here I am, seven days before the event wondering how on earth do I crunch train for a 5K obstacle run full of foam and mud pits?
Here are my thoughts…
Think of this giant, 40 foot inflatable slide they so sweetly call the death drop….
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As just another day at the park with the boys going down the giant slide at Mammoth Park.
Think of these 5 & 8 foot walls….
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As the baby gates that used to haunt the doorways of my home. Surely after years of skillfully passing over them rarely ever stubbing my toe (yeah right!) I can handle the slightly larger versions. Right? Right?!
Think of mud pits and spider crawls…
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As just another day at the creek with the boys.
Then of course all the foam…well, after all that’s just a wonderful way to wash off all the dirt and grime right? Bonus…most of the foam is contained in awesome inflatable bounce house type things we all used to love as kids! Who wouldn’t want to play in a foam filled moonwalk or slide down a 50 foot foam filled slip n slide?!
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I guess when I think about it that way I’m not quite so scared. Yes, I may be sore after the run but I know that I will have such a blast and make some great memories!
If this looks fun to you then you definitely want to check and see if the 5K Foam Fest is coming to a town near you! There are even still spots available for the Pittsburgh event next weekend! You can register now by clicking here! Who knows, maybe I’ll see you there! Although I suppose we all may not be very recognizable covered in mud with foam beards!