I have to apologize for breaking the recap of The Dash up, but there is way too much to tell you about in just one post. Please bear with me…or don’t.
Lindsey and I left South Jesus at 6:30 am in order to get to the race 1.5 hours early (as advised on the website), park, pick up our packets and freak out before the race. It was a nice morning, so it made for a pretty drive.
After driving for about a billion hours, we saw this sign!
Driving through the forest for a good 15 minutes scared us a bit and made me very glad I did not drive my sweet ride to this event. It was a little bit more off-road than we thought. Lindsey began to get excited about this whole mess.
After we parked the car (for $10) we had to get our packets and cool gear for the race.
After we got all our gear on, we took our bags (with towels, garbage bags and a change of clothes) to the gear tent. This was perfect. You could leave your stuff and they would hold it for you while you ran the race (and it was free!). This saved us from having to walk about 12 more miles back and forth to the car.
And then we saw a few more costumes:
We thought these were good outfits, but I don’t really understand going through the course in a skirt. Some obstacles required straddling things and I’m pretty sure wearing a skirt would be an impediment.
After some people-watching, we headed over to the start to freak out a bit more: