This weekend was pretty crazy let me tell you. It was full of popcorn, World War Z, cats and a dog, mud obstacles, zombies chasing us and my lovely team below saving the world.
Tyler and I headed to Milwaukee Friday night to visit some friends, JDog and Sam (they are getting married soon!! yayy!)
We had planned to run in the Zombie Mud Run for a while now but felt it was necessary to start Friday night with some popcorn and World War Z to figure out what we needed to do in order to get away from the Zombies…
We learned exactly what we needed to do to survive the run in the morning. JDog started the morning for us by making a killer Zombie breakfast.
Then off we went to save the world one zombie at a time. To be honest I had nooooo idea what I was getting myself into. We headed to Waukesha where the coarse was set up. When we got there I got very nervous. As you all know I love to run but had never done a Mud Run with so many obstacles and mud. Unfortunately the morning was very cold too, so that didn’t make things very exciting.
As we registered we learned some of the basic rules. Each runner was given a belt with flags. The zombies were spread across the coarse and were told to not let anyone through with a flag. So you go through the obstacles and then three or so zombies were waiting to chase you and steal your flags. It was soooo much fun! Only I had no idea what I had gotten myself into until we started the race and encountered the very first obstacle, the mud pit.
It was the longest obstacle and coldest mud you could ever imagine. I literally almost lost a shoe! The whole crawl everyone was screaming about how cold and disgusting it was! Then once we got out, we had to face these lovely things…
They literally would wait for you and then try and grab your flags. I had no idea there would be so much sprinting involved 🙂 Especially after I get out of a mud pit, my shoes were so slimy and gross so it was so hard to run away. The first group of zombies stole two of my three flags. I was close to being terminally ill!
We had so much fun sprinting from the zombies and being full of mud, slime and green powder. Even though I had no idea what I had gotten myself into I had a blast. To top things off, JDog ended the race with one flag left making him one of seven survivors!
After we were done saving the world we headed back to Sam and JDog’s house to get cleaned up. (It took forever might I add, I still think I have dirt in my hair) They took us downtown Milwaukee and let me tell you, if you have never been to downtown Milwaukee it’s a must see. They took us to a bunch of little bars and we sat outside by the canals. We went into this little bar called “The Newsroom” which was right up my ally since I love to write. But what we didn’t know at first, was that it is connected to another bar called “The Safehouse”. If you are ever in Milwaukee you must, I repeat, MUST GO TO “THE SAFEHOUSE.” You need a password in order to get into the bar or they will make you do something really embarrassing to get in without the password. Everyone at the bar can see you doing the embarrassing stunt and then once you enter the door they all clap and cheer for you. But…if you go through “The Newsroom” you can walk right into “The Safehouse” and they give you a scavenger hunt to find the password. It was so much fun and such a neat fun house for everyone.
P.S. we figured out the password 🙂
So that was my fun and crazy weekend. I enjoy being able to do the most random things with the people I love. When we got home on Sunday we thought it would be a perfect night for Honey Mustard Pork Chops and Veggie/Potato Kabobs on the grill:
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well and are ready to start this beautiful Monday morning off right. 🙂
Questions of the Day:
- Have you ever ran in a Zombie Mud Run?
- What fun and crazy things was your weekend full of?