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I Survived The Zombie Apocalypse…Almost.

Last weekend, I reminded myself how much I hated running, especially after a 3 mile run on the treadmill (blech!). My knee hurt, the side of my foot was sore and I threw out my shoulder –why was I subjecting myself to this torture when I didn’t even remotely like running? So, I vowed that after this last weekend’s 5k (my third this year), I would be done with running as a form of exercise forever.

Until now.

As I limped my way across the finish line, covered in mud, zombie guts, cuts and bruises, I turned to my friend and said, “I could totally run this again right now.” And on the way home we started researching our next run.

I guess something about getting chased by zombies, crawling through mud, climbing over obstacles and squeezing through houses of live electrical wire really gets the adrenaline pumping and shorts out the brain to make you believe that you’re having fun. We survived – almost – the Run For Your Lives 5k Zombie Race (we had to keep at least one of our three flags to remain human…I failed just a bit from the finish line). And I got a medal. Now I’m addicted to getting medals and running apparently.





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Nannette Ricaforte - October 24, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Hanssie!!!! Do the Electric Run on November 30! My friends and I have signed up! I hated running, had asthma, blah blah blah, then after a bad breakup in 2001 I got into running and have fun 5Ks, 10Ks, and Half-Marathons! I planned on doing this Zombie Run but couldn’t as it got closer. Here’s the link to the Electric Run!

electricrun.com/

P.S. My old A$$ and friends will be wearing tutus and glow crap!

michelle - October 23, 2012 - 3:59 pm

that is so flipping cool! If more exercise was actually FUN like that, I might be convinced to work out a bit more. maybe.

Katie - October 23, 2012 - 9:58 am

I LOVE that you are smiling in EVERY Photo no matter how dirty you are.. HA!!

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