Before race. So so so so clean.
After the race. Look at the amount of mud on my face. It's like I just did some mud facial.
I hate it when events don't prepare enough shirts of your size -___- our run was pretty late so we were only left with XXL shirts.
Our bandana looking artistic and shit. One may think that the splatters were carefully designed but it was actually due to the mud pool obstacle. I am actually impressed by how artistic it looks as it was caused non-intentionally.
I will try to recall all the obstacles in chronological order for this blog post. Note: names inaccurate and pictures are from google.
1. Toblerone Over
Pretty easy especially if you're tall. Just don't rush too hard in case you hurt your crotch lol.
2. Climb over 4ft and 5ft wall
4ft was pretty easy, I could jump and do a fake muscle up. For 5 ft I needed a boost from Shin ;__;
3. Over unders
Easy but I scraped my back a little.
4. Tranverse walls
HARDER THAN IT LOOKS!!! The blocks on my wall were very far from each other, essentially I had to fit both my feet on one tiny block to move to the next block. My arms and back died after this obstacle ;_____; I somewhat cheated by holding on to the top hahahha ;____;
5. Toblerone Unders
Basically the same toblerones as before but this time you have to go under it. Harder than it looks because my legs are too long so I can't crawl through the space wtf. Basically I had to use my elbows to pull my entire body forward. My elbows were so damn bruised.
Had to do ~100m of swimming. First time swimming in a murky lake with my sports shoes. The water had a weird taste. This obstacle should be the last one so I can wash off all the mud I gathered throughout the course haha.
7. Barbed wire!
After the swim we had to get dirty because of this obstacle D: I tried crawling at first but then we realised rolling sideways (like a log) is so much more energy efficient lol and we rolled the entire course lolol. We had to do this TWICE. The only con to rolling is it makes me so damn dizzy.
I used rock tape for my knee (prevention purposes) and half of it came undone in this obstacle but thank god it did not hurt during the entire course.
8. Kettlebell Pull
HARDER THAN IT LOOKS!!! 20KG for women. 32KG for men. I can lift 20kg, I am certain of it. BUT I could only get this halfway off the ground ;_______; The guys had trouble even getting it off the ground even when they used their entire body weight to pull it. We think it's the massive friction at the top because they didn't use a pulley. Burpees for me!
9. Sandbag carry
This killed me. I needed so much mental strength to finish this. 15KG for the ladies and 20KG for the guys. This lasted for about 1KM and half of the track was up hill, a lot of people gave up halfway as we can see a lot of abandoned sand bags on the top of the hill. I needed a lot of lower back strength to keep it on me when going up hill and it made my lower back so sore. I threw the bag down in frustration so many times and had to trouble Shin to put it on my shoulders again ;____; It was hard but I completed it!!!
10. More weight carry
35KG for ladies, 55KG for men. The weight is in a form of a mushy ball (slightly bigger than basketball) and you have to carry it off the ground and walk for 10 meters. It sounds easy but getting 35kg off the ground was pretty hard especially when it is a mushy ball!! Nearly killed my back lol.
11. Upside down rope travel
We had cushioning at the bottom instead of water. The rope was higher up than my height, I couldn't even get my legs on top of the rope (poor core strength) let alone crossing the damn rope. BURPEES FOR ME!!!
12. Rope climb
Some of the other courses (from other parts of the world) had knots on the rope and sadly ours doesn't ;____; yeah burpees for me.
13. Rope cross over thingamajig
14. Weight dragging
15. Spear throw
16. Mud mud mud mud mud
17. AbsailingI can't find pictures of this anywhere but basically it's absailing down a very STEEP and muddy slope. This scared me shitless because we had only a rope to hold on to. No harness no protection no nothing. Halfway down my arms were so so so so tired from holding on to the rope. Plus I was wearing my very old shoes with little grip ;_____; so scared.
18. River walk ~500M?We had to walk in a river with varying depths. There were so many rocks hidden in the murky waters I tripped a thousand times lolol ;___; so many scratches and bruises.
19. Monkey bars + gymnastic rings
20. Slippery slope
21. 8ft wall!!!!!!
Ladies get a different wall with a plank on the wall 2ft off the ground but it was still hard because it was impossible to jump on the tiny ass plank anyway -___- a volunteer gave me a boost and I managed to get over with much difficulty (ie trying not to die or dislocate my knee while getting myself down). The guys mostly ran and did a pull up and then elbowed the top and got over. I gave Shin a tiny boost when he was stuck at the top :3
22. more barbed wireTore my nike pants ;____; it has tiny holes now.
23. Balance Planks
The plank was pretty long (with zig zag formations) and was located at a damn slope. Burpees hell yeahhhh.
24. Fire jumps
25. Fight off 'spartans'
We finished the course in 3 hours ;____; I'm glad that my legs can still handle 7K of rough terrain (legs are not particularly sore) after not doing any training on running. I should probably train up my cardio resistance again ;_;