I signed up for Warrior Dash.
According to their website (which, you really should read, 'cause the FAQ's are maybe the funniest I've ever seen, ever)....
"Warrior Dash is the ULTIMATE EVENT for thrill-seeking athletes. This running series is held on the nation's most demanding and unique terrain. Participants will conquer extreme obstacles and celebrate their feat with music, beer, warrior helmets and muddy shorts."
Let's break this down a little bit, for clarity...
"Warrior Dash is the ULTIMATE EVENT for thrill-seeking athletes"
Note the "thrill-seeking" and "athletes"... I am certainly not the former, and generally not the latter.
"Demanding and unique terrain"
I am from Florida, originally, and now live in SoCal. I signed up to do the Denver race, which is, as I'm sure you know, the Mile High City.
What does this mean?
I mean, I quit hiking once at 5,500 feet because it was rough. Apparently, this course starts at something like 8,000 feet.
"conquer extreme obstacles"
Which, apparently, include things like junker jump, where you "clamber over rusted wreckage"
And yet, all of this is negated by....
music, beer, warrior helmets and muddy shorts.
Free beer? That was all it took, and I was recruiting people.