I was given a great glimpse of what to expect from the group when I put out a feeler to see if I should consider the Hurricane Heat despite the fact that I had never done an obstacle course race. The responses ranged from "of course," "no one is going to discourage you," "yes," and every other positive response imaginable. I had looked into the Hurricane Heat but didn't really know what I was getting myself into.
Fast forward through the summer, some trail runs, tire dragging and the weekend was here. I didn't feel as prepared as I could, I was nervous, I was shaking. I got up at 2:15 in the morning to drive down with my friend Traci who offered to take photos and drive my ass home.
Upon pulling into the parking lot I saw lots of NE Spahtens shirts and after pulling my shit together, I walked over and introduced myself. It didn't take long before we were doing burpees, lining up, and counting off. At this point I couldn't tell you the name of anyone, I was too busy gasping for breath and feeling my muscles burn.
|Running after the truck.|
|Swapping out on the buddy carry.|
|We had to get our entire team over the 8' wall without ropes.|
|Lots of teamwork... This is just after climbing up and over the ladder contraption.|
|Planking... IT SUCKED!|