|Post Viking Assault and one rinse!|
Viking Assault is a muddy obstacle course bringing you through a maze in cattle stalls, scrambling up a slippery hill, running through the woods filled with muddy trenches, going over a pit via monkey bars and ropes, climbing over your choice of a 4, 5 or 6 foot wall, hurdling along a gravel path, sloshing through waist deep murky water in one of those massive trash bins and then doing 75 meters of a muddy run or crawl to the finish line.
|The finish line|
Post rinsing off, you get to celebrate with a complimentary beverage, a pig roast, and a concert!
Neal and I liked that the Bud Light truck was parked next to the Swine Barn. Take out the S & N and it's my kind of fun - Wine Bar!
At the time of the race, we thought our only shortcomings were dirt everywhere including our ears (thank goodness for Q-tips!) a few scrapes and bruises, not a scratched eye.
So where exactly did my scratched eye come into play? At the end of the race towards the finish line, Neal and I decided to do a belly flop into some muddy water. Sounds fun, right? We thought so, until Sunday morning came around. My right eye was in so much pain, I could barely keep it open. I wasn't sure what was wrong, but even flushing my eye didn't help. I needed to see an eye doctor ASAP. On a Sunday, this made my choices slim until I recalled there was a LensCrafters in the mall! They took me in, found I had 'dug' parts of my eye out in 6-7 places and there was still a small particle they had to get out after numbing my eye. The doctor and staff were all amazing and got me feeling almost 100% in one day.
The conclusion on my eye: This was all the result of a piece of dirt, likely from our Viking Assault belly flop at the end of the race, they think may have gotten into a cavity in my eye and during sleep had moved. Gross.
So next year, if we do Viking Assault, I think I will wear goggles!
Have you ever done an adventure race? Ever wanted to try one?