I am embraced the SUC, the first annual Springfield Urban Warrior Challenge. It was definitely the most intense and fun race I have ever been a part of. After 11 weeks of training, I was definitely prepared but it was still super tough. It was a 12.4 K (7.7 miles) with 15 obstacles throughout Missouri State Campus, Fasnight Park, Jordan Valley, Downtown Springfield and Phelps Grove. I joined a team of a few coworkers (Dave, Hugo and Lauren) and our new friend from the SUC training class Julie. Besides a little soreness in my legs I feel pretty great today, I have a lot of bruises on my arms and wrists but overall I survived pretty unharmed! I feel very blessed that my family came out to support me and I could see them cheering me on at most of the obstacles. I honestly couldn't have done this with out their help over these past few weeks with training. Thanks guys! I hope to do it again next year and hopefully on a team with my husband who hope to compete as well!
My Favorite Obstacle: the 1 mile pitch dark run through the underground tunnel. We used headlamps but it was very dark and wet.
My Least Favorite/Most challenging Obstacle: it was a tie between the 40 pound sandbag carry up & down the parking garage and the monkey bars.
The Individual Results:
Finishing Time: 1 hour 59 minutes 57 second
Overall Place: 110th out of 338 total competitors (87 women, 251 men)
Female Place: 12th out of 87
Female Age Place (30-29): 8th out of 39
all results here: https://www.ozarkraces.com/results/default.aspx?event=20372&r=4967
Here are a ton of pics our wonderful supporters took while cheering us on.
|Let's do this!|
|after our first obstacle in the parking garage|
|Dave crossing the finish line|
|Julie crossing the finish line|
|At the finish line|
|Hugo crossing the finish line|
|Lauren, me and Julie|
|Sawyer & Evan playing at the finish line|
|Instead of medals they gave personalized dog tags, awesome!|
|my dirty number after the race|