So I got an email today from a younger friend of mine asking if I have any interest in joining him for Warrior Dash in the Fall.
I said, "What the hell are you talking about?"
It's a crazy 5k race over hay bales, wooden palisades, tires, through tunnels, through bogs, through mud (but under barbed wire). And the course he's looking at has a rappelling section.
Of course I'm interested! I'll need to increase my running distance, but I'm pretty certain I can be ready for a 5k race by the Fall.
Then he tells me there's an entrance fee! But it does cover a free turkey leg, a free beer, a free t-shirt, and a free "helmet" that looks like a Flintstones Water Buffalo Lodge hat. I said, "That stuff's not 'free.' You paid for it with your entrance fee." It's not that I don't mind making myself look foolish, or that I'm intimidated by the challenge of the 5k obstacle race. But I'm not keen on paying for the privilege of looking foolish. Still... I need to run this by Mrs. JRF.