July 23, 2006
Todd rose, Ed and I did one of Justin Rudd’s Sand Challenges. The obstacles were absolutely brutal.
The worse part for me was the Wall Climb. This involved jumping up from sand to a 6 foot high wall. For someone like myself who cannot do pull-ups, this was quite impossible. There is one redeeming possibility – The Wimp Chair. We are lectured at the start about how we shouldn’t use the Wimp Chair; however, there’s no way for me to get up the wall without the Wimp Chair.
And of course, the race has several belly crawls (for me, at least), a trek into the ocean and 100% running on the sand (not my favorite). I do 35-odd minutes (faster than Ed’s 50+) and don’t figure into the awards. Go figure.