ROC Race Recap
Ridiculous Obstacle Course Race…. Yeah! I’m going to have to try that. The ROC Race rolled into DC in August 2013. After watching years of game shows, I figured it was about time to see if had what it takes to be a contestant on GUTS, American Gladiator, or even American Ninja Warrior. Turns out I do not have what it takes, like at all… not even close. This race kicked my butt!
Our time was at 3:30pm. HUGE MISTAKE! I have a friend who ran it at 11am and loved every second. It wasn’t hot, there were no lines and lots of water. What a difference 4.5 hrs makes?!? We didn’t actually start till 4:30pm. For those of you familiar with August in DC it’s like walking on the face of the sun. They also had no water for us at the start :(. Usually that’s okay but for a race in DC in August when you know you’re running late… poor show!
So we finally started! The obstacles were largely meant for those with upper body strength but I did all except 2! I passed on the gorilla bars due to my lack of strength and freakishly small hands (no really it’s embarrassing). And I passed on the wall that should be scaled, I really just got up to the top and chickened out.
But overall, it was unbearably hot! My only critique of this race would be more, cold water! But the obstacles were great! And it was definitely out of my comfort zone in a good way!
AND… Congrats Juliet on YOUR FIRST EVER 5K! I’m still so proud of you!