Monday, January 27, 2014

Blizzard Blast!!!

Last year when I did the Spartan Race, my brother was really sad that he didn't get to do it with me.  So we found the "Blizzard Blast" and I offered to do it with him as a birthday present.  So here we were!

Always so  happy and energetic-looking before the race!

It was fun to people-watch while we waited for our heat to start

John was prepared to video the race, even though we brought along my Hubby - the official race photographer.

The race was held at the Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut, MA

Naturally the official race photographer couldn't get onto most parts of the course, but basically it was a 5K course up and down the hilly terrain of the golf course.  There weren't an awful lot of obstacles but walking up and down the hills in loose snow and boots was very tiring.   The obstacles we did encounter included walking long the tops of stone walls, 

using flying saucers to sled down a couple of hills, (fun!!), 
(wish we had photos or video of that!)

climbing over some walls:

Navigating some tires

Throwing marshmallows into paper cups....although John managed to get his to stick to the window!

As we neared the end of the race, we saw a sign saying "Good News - 1/4 mile until the end of the race."  "Bad News - it's the Christmas Tree Carry!" 

or in my case, the Christmas Tree Drag

And then throw it over the wall

Then through the tubes - once you got in there, there was no traction!

Finally climb a few snow hills

John is the King of the  Hill!

Some bling at the end

And adrenaline rush over......two tired people had some chili and chowder.

It was a fun and unusual way to spend my brother's birthday.  Next year I'll probably just give him chiropractor treatments!

1 comment:

elizasmom said...

OMG that looks fun/hard. I have got to find something like it around here.