Thursday, June 21, 2012

Run For Your Lives!!!

It's finally HERE!!!! The zombie apocalypse... well sort of. It's the Run For Your Lives 5k obstacle course with zombies. I have been waiting for this race since last year when I first heard about it. I remember watching videos pour in from participants and thinking, that is the coolest race I've ever seen. I'm going to do one.

After I talked Fred into doing it with me, I registered us for the Indiana race. Now it's just two days away. I'm stoked.

It's funny because I've never thought of myself as being 'into' the whole zombie thing. I like action movies so Resident Evil is on the top of my list but more because Alice is HOT and she totally kicks ass, than because it has zombies in it. I didn't even bother to watch I Am Legend until it was the last movie on our Netflix stream that we hadn't watched. Fred is a Walking Dead fan and I admit that I got sucked in last season. However, I watch it with a book at the ready so when the really freaky parts start up I can quickly divert my attention to something fluffy and less nightmare-invoking. So it's not like I'm 'into' zombies but since I told everyone I know about Run For Your Lives, all my friends now associate me with them.

Oh, and Zombieland is one of the funniest movies ever... so okay, maybe I am kinda into zombies.

This will probably be me...
I'm trying to be as prepared as possible for this race. It's a 5k obstacle race where zombies chase you, jump out and scare you, make creepy zombie noises, all while trying to snag a flag from your flag belt. Sounds awesome right? I know. My biggest fear is that I will start laughing uncontrollably, fall on the ground, and be swarmed by undead. If that happens I will probably wet myself as well.  From the uncontrollable laughing part, not from fear mind you, because they don't really use real zombies.

Here's my list of supplies that I am taking along. After the race I will probably have a few more things to add...

1. Fingerless gloves
2. Change of clothes including shoes
3. Waterproof disposable camera
4. Extra gallons of water for washing off mud and zombie guts
5. Face wipes
6. Towels
7. Food and Water
8. Soap
9. Alice (okay, yes, she's totally my girl crush but she slays zombies like no other)

I will of course remember to limber up.

Fred and I will be doing this race with two of our friends, Kristen and Brandon. Also, my friend, Ila, will be there with her family. One of her sons is the event coordinator. How cool is that?!?! She's running an earlier heat though so she will be done by the time we get there. We will get to see them after our run at the Apocalypse Party. It is going to be a great time and I will be sure to tell you all about it!

Peace, Love, Happiness!

What is the coolest, most fun race you've ever done?

1 comment:

  1. Yeah Bekah, hope you don't piss yourself but if you do, just say you fell in a puddle! You are going to have a blast havefun and can't wait to hear about it