Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TOTR: Novelty Races

Novelty Runs....

When I think of Novelty, I think of fun.

I mean, there's a Novelty store in our town that has cut outs of Star Wars Characters, super hero costumes, fun things for parties, fake snot... things you wouldn't fine in most places.  But a store I can go in & look in for hours & envision what I want to be for Halloween.

... the answer is always Belle though.... always.

AALLLWWWAAAYYYYSSSS!!!!

But Novelty races have taken a turn to me.

Now, they require full body skills that make me see what the race is & requires & I'm like, "I'm outta here"



With a bum shoulder, 2 busted knees & a slipped disc in my low back, odds are you won't find me at the new modern day Novelty Runs.

You know the ones... Spartan... Warrior Dash....Tough Mudder

Even those names scare me.


The answer would be NO... never...
Rope climbing?  Aint gonna happen....never could do it in gym class when I was young.
Wall scaling?... I never applied to Ninja Warrior for a reason
Fire Jumping? ... The hubs doesn't even like when I light candles because I'm so careless with fire.

Let me stick to races where pretty colors are thrown on you... or neon lights are lining a path at night & you glow in lights that make me think back to the 70's roller rink...

Those types of novelty races are my speed.






The ones where times don't matter.

Families do them together & I can get passed up by a 5 yr old (which happens WAY too often)

The ones where I leave with smiles & not bruises.... & definitely not having mud in my socks & shoes.  I pay way too much money to get mud in my shoes.

I will give you all TOUGH PEEPS out there that do these races some credit.... you are amazing.  I love reading about your experiences because I know its not something I could ever do.... so keep posting your pics & your experience. I'm sitting here clapping for you

... while I sit in my Belle dress.

What about you?
 
Do you like the rough & tough races?
 
Or are you just about the novelty FUN?


10 comments:

  1. I'm with you! I cannot and will not do an obstacle run. I don't really like color runs either because I don't want that stuff in my face. But, I have glowed before. Yes, I will glow.

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  2. A while back someone asked me if I would ever do an obstacle run. Although I think they look like a lot of fun, and I would love to say heck ya I ran across fire and climbed through barbed wire.... But the risk of injury is so high in them that I am not sure they are for me, (yet.)
    Although I have a couple of friends who do them quite often, and have never been injured other than scraped knee's, but they train like crazy so I think they train and build muscle mass to bounce back quick if anything does happen.
    For now I am am with you, just a watcher! But I have learned to never say never with things so who knows what the future will bring:)

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  3. I'm a scaredy cat! :( I would like to challenge myself on an obstacle course but not with mud and all, Eeeek! I just can't get past that part. Honestly the whole reason why I can't bring myself to even try a TrI is because of the water. Not swimming, I could do that part out in the open, it's squishing through the mud to get to the open part.I also have a phobia of fish hooks. Crazy I know.... So I like the run runs. Will I ever get over my fear? Maybe but maybe not.

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  4. I'm a scaredy cat! :( I would like to challenge myself on an obstacle course but not with mud and all, Eeeek! I just can't get past that part. Honestly the whole reason why I can't bring myself to even try a TrI is because of the water. Not swimming, I could do that part out in the open, it's squishing through the mud to get to the open part.I also have a phobia of fish hooks. Crazy I know.... So I like the run runs. Will I ever get over my fear? Maybe but maybe not.

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    1. I never thought of fish hooks... but now I'll add that to my list!!!!... I've always heard of the germs & infections waiting in the mud... no thank you - not for this germaphobe!

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  5. I'm definitely about fun but I really want to try a Warrior Dash!

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    1. You're young. you would kill that course :)

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  6. I'm not a novelty runner...obstacle courser...I just want to run.

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