Dirty Dash June 2012
Last year I ran the Dirty Dash with two of my very good friends. We were super excited to run it again this year but, when we went to sign up, the race was SOLD OUT! I am sure that we all cried a little, but we moved on and got over it. Then, miracle of miracles, I got a phone call about a week before the race. It was Mindy from Gold's Gym. My first thought was that she was going to try to sell me something. She asked if I was Jennica and then asked if I had entered to win a team for the Dirty Dash. I HAD! I won 5 entries into the race! Not only did we get in, but we got in for free and got to bring 2 more friends along! We laughed, we cried, we danced for joy! Gold's hooked us up with some sweet tops and we ran like the excessively awesome team that we are. We took on the 10k again this year and had a blast. My most spectacular moment of triumph was when I took on the monkey bars. I haven't faced those bars since 3rd grade. Well, my friends, I took them on at mile 5, dirty, tired...and triumphant! BAM! There is nothing like proving that you may actually have an ounce of upper arm strength to make you feel like a rock star.
I really do love this race. I love all of the costumes that people wear, I love the energy, and I love that there is no pressure to finish within any time limit! We just took our time and got as dirty as possible and loved every minute of it!
Thanks to my best mates for getting dirty with me and thanks to Gold's Gym for hooking us up!