I’m busy catching up from our trip, so projects are slim. I get lots of messages that people like to hear about my personal life (really?), so I thought I’d share what kept us busy last weekend.
It’s no secret that my husband and I are polar opposites (I don’t know how, but it works). He’s aggressive, brave, and competitive. I’m scared of a spider; I’ve been known to cry over a hangnail; and I just want everyone to get along.
For reasons I will never understand, he competed in what’s called a “Warrior Dash”. It was in our state for the first time ever, and it was the second largest turnout they’ve ever had. Who knew that so many people wanted to be “warriors”. The race kind of looked like this…
And this is what they got for competing. That’s his cousin with him. The craziness must run in the family.
This is how they cleaned up afterwards. What is wrong with these people? I was just a bystander, and I started to gag at some of the bare feet in that.
Speaking of feet, this is one of several piles of shoes that are left behind from being mud covered (don’t worry—they’re washed and donated).
He may be a polar opposite from me, but he’s my polar opposite.
My only concern now? I’ve got two little ones who think they’re going to be the next warrior. I think I’m outnumbered.
(Ahhh..the tooth. It’s a long story, but it’s temporary. It adds to the effect, no?) It’s been rough catching up in blog world lately! Show off what you’ve been up to!
Thanks for hosting the party again. Have a great weekend!
Wow! That is one crazy race! It must have been funny to watch. Hope you have a great weekend!
Amber @ Quilted Euphoria says
It looks like you had lots of muddy fun! I linked up with you today and would love for you to come party with me this weekend!
My cuzzy and her boyfriend were there too! Me? I was home reading the blog how to spray paint my mirror oil rubbed bronze.. 😉
Thanks for the different pics of the same event. I looked for her in your shots.. no luck…
Desiree Campbell says
I LOVE this post…so fun and cute!
Thank you for sharing it and for hosting another great party!
Ooooh how cool! I have heard about the Warrior Dash but it’s not coming anywhere near where I live. Tough Mudder is though and I so want to do it lol. Happy Friday!
Oh Kasey. They were just registering for Tough Mudder last night! How funny! Well…good luck if you decide to do it! 🙂
Hani @ craftionary says
This looks like so much fun.. I love your cute warrior family the most in the last picture.. Thanks for hosting!
Have a great day!
Soem of the girls in my fitness ministry group did the same kind of challenge…I knew that hat look familiar! Looks brutal…your husband must be in tip top shape to be able to do all that was asked of him during that competition!!
Stacey of Embracing Change
Here we call them mud runs and they’re generally done in military style PT clothes. Very fun to watch!
This is the sort of thing my husband thinks is fun! In fact, he is working out right now with his crazy buddies….men!
And what a great effect the tooth has in the photo:)
Jen D. says
Fun post! My husband and I did the Warrior Dash with some friends in PA this year. It was a BLAST and I can’t wait to do it again next year. It was physically challenging but mentally challenging as well to get over some of the obstacles.
Southern Gal says
How long was the course? They have a Mud Run around here that my son competes in. They’ve had to make it twice a year since it’s so popular. They increased the distance to 5 miles, too. Yep, I’m happy to watch from the sidelines, too. The missing tooth is the perfect touch for that last photo!
Oh my goodness. How fun and nasty all at the same time. So I’m excited to hear the tooth story. The first pic,he most def. has his tooth in and by the end, it’s gone? Gotta know what happened!
Oops, I forgot to select a thumbnail for my project (#58)…sorry about that:) I tried to delete and redo, but don’t think I can. As you can see, I am a newbie at this.
The Mud Run actually looks like fun:)
life as leah says
LOVE the pictures-and your husband looks totally hot as a warrior! I bet you’re proud, somewhere deep down? lol!! The one with the two kids and their warrior faces is priceless!
My husband is dying to the Warrior Dash too!
I love it! I am actually doing that race next year. *so excited*. It’s on my bucket list.
Maury @ A Fabuless Home says
For the record, I would TOTALLY be on the sidelines with you taking pictures. EW. Thanks for hosting!
Love it! I have wanted to try one of these Warrior Dashes, but we don’t have one nearby. It looks like crazy fun to me. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting – always love your Show & Share Days. 🙂
Thanks for hosting, looks like you are enjoying summer!
Thanks for the party!
Your kids definitely look like warriors-in-training… thanks for hosting!
I too would not be caught slinging myself in all that mud, but it sure did look like it was fun to watch . And who wouldn’t want a fuzzy viking hat? The kids can’t wait for their fuzzy viking hats, you’ve got a beautfiul family. Enjoy your summer!!!
Laura Wotruba says
Thanks so much for posting these pictures! My hubby did the Warrior Dash last weekend, too, but my girlfriend and I decided to hang out by our pool with our kids instead of dragging 4 kids under 6 to the event. I felt kind of bad about not being there to cheer on my warrior, even though I made them a great dinner. It was fun to see your pictures : )
the cape on the corner says
oh my gosh, my first thought when seeing them all crawling thru the mud-YUCK! to voluntarily do this??? ca-razy is right!
My friend Shelley is right next to your husband in the first two pics! So funny! She had a blast : )
Okay, that’s too weird, Christen. What are the chances? 🙂
Ami w/AliLilly says
WOW!! That is quite a warrior you got their! AND your too lil warriors are so CUTE!!! Thanks for hosting, Chris!! 🙂
I’ll never understand why some people think that’s fun!
Thanks for hosting this fun party! I am a new follower here.
Welcome, Stephanie! I’m glad you’re joining!
My husband is SO signed up to do the Warrior Dash in September. 🙂 I am also scared of spiders. LOL
My husband and I are totally opposite that way too! He is all about competition and being tough. Me not so much. Love the hats they got at the end. So funny.
TOOOO funny about the Warrior Dash! Wow…what a mess! Lol! What’s even funnier, is I just threw a mud run birthday party for my 5 year old. But it was waaaayyyy tamer than all that. 🙂 Going to link it up!
Now that sounds like a fun birthday party, Jenna! My son would have loved that!
Barbara Ann says
Love your daughter’s face in the pic! So great!
BTW- if your husband doesn’t CrossFit now, I think he’d be spot on for doing it. It sounds like it’d be right up his alley. Might want to see if there’s a CrossFit near you.
Have a great weekend, and thanks for always posting stuff that makes me smile!!! Go Nemesis!!!
I just *love* that your man is so…manly! This looks like the ultimate fun for a warrior, and your man definitely is one.
Me too, Denise! What can be so very frustrating about him sometimes is also what makes him so attractive! A girly girl needs a manly man to keep her balanced, I guess! 🙂
The Mom @ Babes in Hairland says
Oh my goodness! That is the most awesome thing ever! My husband would love to participate in something like that – despite the fact that he’s not as in shape as your husband! But he loves to get down & dirty! So fun of you to share with us “behind the scenes” of your life! What a blast. I could never handle crawling through mud or any of that though — ack! Thanks for hosting!
S. Christian says
You need to repost thar second picture of your husband side by side with the nemesis ……there’s a strange resemblance…. No? Lol. Looks like a good time!
That is AWESOME! haha I don’t think my husband would do that…your kids are so adorable, what a cute fam!
Laura W. says
Lol, wow, and I can’t get over ALL those shoes! Btw, my husband has a tattoo of a scorpion in the same place, except for his is obviously a bit different version of a scorpion. He got it about a decade ago or longer. Crazy!
What is it with scorpions, eh? It was his first one that he got 20 years ago, and he’s gotten 5 more since. Again…opposites. I don’t even have my ears pierced because it hurts!!!!! Seriously!
SUCH an awesome post! (as usual!)
I love seeing pics of you and your fam….even the dirty ones!
That came out wrong.
You know what I mean!
I love it when you comment. It makes me feel worthy. And funny. And dirty? I think the pictures you speak of are for another blog. 🙂
Madigan at madiganmade says
Wow… was that a bed of fire? I am so impressed. Wait, I think!? Haha.
Looks like it was a fun (and dirty) day! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting.
I mean dang, look at your daughter’s arm!! Hello tricep! And yes, I love hearing about your personal life bc you are HILARIOUS! I laugh OUT LOUD at your posts. My husband always wants to know what Im looking at and then just doesnt get it…to which I say “you have to know her” you know… like I do! Haha!
In order to remind my husband of how cool I am, I just read him your comment! Thank you, Jordan! I love it!
What a cute post. I’m with you though.. I would have done good just watching that event. Waaay too much mud for me!! But what a cute family you have, thanks for sharing them with us, and thanks for hosting another great link party! Have a great weekend 🙂
Thank you, Tammy! I’m excited to go through all the links. Ready for some inspiration! 🙂
That’s some rough stuff, thanks for hosting! 🙂
I AM FRIGHTENED! My so called friend just recruited me to do one of these Warrior 5k’s! What kind of friends do I have?
What a great example of “Living Large” for your kiddos!
Thank you for hosting!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com
I’m from Michigan too, and did the Warrior Dash last weekend as well. My kids and husband came and watched. So on Thursday there was another race in the area and they had a kids race afterwards, so I asked my son (3) if he wanted to do a race and his reponse was ‘YES! I want to run through the mud!’ Too funny!
Tanya Anurag says
Woooaaa woooaaa… that looks like some real fun!! The picture with your kids in it is adorable!! Love the expressions 🙂
Richella at Imparting Grace says
Your photos are just priceless, Chris. I think I’ve mentioned before how much your kiddos look like their dad–does everyone tell you that? But, honestly, if a dad can look good even covered in mud, that’s not a bad legacy! Your family is just beautiful.
You look elegant even with mud on your nose, by the way. 🙂
I loved doing the Warrior Dash. I wish I had as many pictures as you do (maybe you can come next time and be my photog, lol?). It was a total blast and soo much fun! Check out my after pic here: http://www.momnonstop.com/2011/04/weve-been-busy-just-to-catch-up-monday.html
Cris, I took almost 200 pictures! That was a mere sampling. 🙂 With a race like that, you just keep taking pictures, hoping that you get a good one. I just checked out your pic! That is too cool! I don’t know how you do it, but I think it’s awesome that you did! Good job!
Love the quick Share and Show. 🙂 I’m scared now, I have a warrior dash on the calendar for next weekend…. LOL
My husband (of 36 years) and I are opposites too, he’s a hunter, and I have been known to fuss over a paper cut! As for your hubby’s missing tooth…not to worry, we watch Swamp People. (BTW, he’s a hunk…your husband, not the Swamp People)
Jessica @ Decor Adventures says
My friend and her man are doing the dash this weekend!
So umm, did you notice your follower count went up by showing pics of your hubs like that? Ha!
Ha! That’s funny, Jessica. Well said. 🙂
Just saw this! I wanted to say how much I adore this post since my husband is OBSESSED with the Warrior Dash. Of course him and his friends only do it in their underwear. Of course they LOVE the helmet… 🙂 men are men. Some of the costumes just KILL me though!
This is so funny. My husband is a crazy, tattooed, handsome hunter kind of a guy too! He would loooove the warrior challenge. I am like you. I teach high school English. And since we have one son, I feel realllly outnumbered around here too. I am definitely becoming a follower!
Ha! I love it, Catherine! We’re twinsies! Welcome!
Hey Chris! I’ve been a follower of your blog for awhile now & just love it!
I was so excited to see this post too b/c my husband is actually doing the warrior dash in TN in Sept! He’s crazy excited and tried to get me to do it but I told him I would just watch the kids from the sidelines. 🙂 I showed him your post & he loved it! Thanks!
you crack me up! love the part ‘ah the tooth’, i can just hear your voice. i think we have the same hubby! lol polar opposites, are a good thing!
They sure are, Tammy! I certainly couldn’t be married to someone as sensitive as me. 🙂 It’d be horrible! Ha! Thanks for stopping by!
I did the Super Spartan Utah this summer. Very similar to the Warrior Dash only 2.5 times longer. (Just under 9 miles). I was rinsing off my mud-covered, tired, aching body in the straight mountain run off (read: COLD) and looked around to discover I was the only girl in the open-air showers at that moment. I turned to the random guy next to me (my husband was within earshot) and said, “You know, this is not how I pictured showering with 50 men.” To which he replied, “Even if someone wanted to have an erotic thought, the water is too damn cold.” Congrats to your husband and you ought to think about doing it with him next year.
What a great story, Jen! That was funny! There is not one ounce of desire in me for this type of competition. My husband is doing the Tough Mudder in February which is longer than the Warrior Dash. Needless to say, he’s hooked. Me? Not so much. I love to watch, but no competing for me. Kudos to you for doing it! I admire your desire. Wish I had some. 🙂