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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Run for your lives!

My friend April and I ran the Run For Your Lives 5k and obstacle course on Saturday. It has to be one of the coolest things I have ever done. Here is a quick recap and a few pics from the event. Sorry there are no course or zombie pics. I am an idiot and promise to do better next year. I was still in a state of shock after being electrocuted at the end of the race to remember to take any. (Wow. I didn't even mean that pun.) Anyway...

Zombie parking only. Ha.
Yep. It is 8:38 a.m. and I have already cracked a cold one.
April, too. She is just put hers in her Starbucks cup because she is classy like that.

Tailgating before the race. Because why would you NOT have at least four beers BEFORE being chased by the living dead?
Best race classes ever. We were entrees.
Bring it, zombies.
Mamas, unite! We have been pooped on, peed on and puked on. We ain't afraid of no zombies.
Seriously, please don't.
Sorry, I had to do it.
We survived! We even had a flag left so we didn't become zombies!
Group shower, anyone?
Clean(ish) and ready for more beer.
I used The Cool Cucumber's backpack. It got a little dirty. Oops.
The aftermath.
If this race comes anywhere near you (we had to drive an hour for it) and you are even marginally in shape, you MUST run it. Running through the woods while being chased by zombies, water slides into mud pits, being electrocuted while trying to scurry your still-carrying-the-baby-weight ass under a fence, what is not to love? Run for your lives, ladies!


  1. Are you located in the Saint Louis Area? We had one of those last week and I was unable to participate because of family junk, it looked super fun. Great pictures.

  2. My husband wants to do that, but we are not what you'd call "active" people. I mean, we take ibuprofen after playing Kinect. Should we bother, or do we need to get our shit together first?

    1. Can you run/walk 3 miles? Do a lift your body weight up a ladder and over a 3 foot wall? If so, you are all set. It isn't that hard physically, then again, I am a runner so it is hard to say.

    2. I know I can get over a wall, but I have no clue how far either of us could walk or run... I guess I should get a pedometer and head to the mall at 7am with the old people.

    3. I love mall walking with the old people. Unfortch, they are all in better shape than me. Pretty sad when you get lapped by Grandma with her arthritic ankles.

  3. I'd love to do that, but my husband wants to be a zombie.
    Not sure which shirt I like better, the "keep calm" or "don't eat my baby"!

    1. We're the opposite; I would want to be a zombie and he wants to be a human.

  4. Dammit, I so wanted to do that this year... then I got pregnant on our first shot with IVF. So I can't bitch too loudly... but NEXT YEAR!!! So doing it.

  5. I just did the Warrior Dash and I'm so annoyed the Run For Your Life wasn't anywhere near me! I only like to do fun, creative races!

  6. I was there last weekend as well. My husband and I were in the first wave and neither of us made it out alive. I was the first to go as my husband sprinted off to leave me with 3 zombies to fend off. Men! :) Regardless, we had a great time!

  7. Thanx for posting I'm totally doing this run. In Ca it happens my sons bday weekend, but am thinking we can do Disneyland or some other fun family thing ....


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