Warrior Dash & a Birthday :)

What a ridiculously fun weekend!!!20130520-091322.jpg

A group of us did Warrior Dash in Inola, OK. I have only done 1 other obstacle race and it was freezing cold and super duper cow poopy. If you are a serious runner/racer for time, then these types of races just aren’t really for you.

So we donned out SheepDog shirts, kilts and skirts, and hit the mud πŸ™‚20130520-091341.jpg

The obstacles were pretty easy compared to the horror stories I’ve heard from friends who have done the Tough Mudder. We crawled through mud, walked across boards, and carefully crawled across slick planks. (Okay lots of people walked but I pretty much scooted down on my butt). The most intense part was where we jumped over fire toward the end πŸ™‚ hopefully I will find photos of that and post them.

After the race, we rinsed off in a muddy pond and then drank and danced in the sun for hours. I have a tan lineΒ sunburn across my forehead and the best farmer’s tan in the universe.

Here are some eats form the weekend:

I had leftover blueberry stuffed sweet potatoes and we used them to make “epic breakfast”.20130520-091404.jpg

I’m really not that great at making poached eggs, but it worked.20130520-091421.jpg

For a pre-race dinner we made spaghetti squash with a super delicious avocado pesto sauce from the nom nom paleo iPad app. I can’t find the recipe anywhere online, so if you don’t have the app you should go get it πŸ™‚20130520-091412.jpg

It was super simple. We just threw together some skillet chicken, spaghetti squash, and topped it with pesto sauce. I’m pretty could eat that every day for a week without getting sick of it.

For Brad’s Birthday we decided to go to wheelin’ worldΒ in Eurka Springs. So we made a pit stop for cobbled at War Eagle Mill on the way there. We picked up some no-sugar-added goodies. I got Raspberry jam and he got strawberry and a jar of apple butter. Holy deliciousness, I can’t wait to try them.

This is what we did for lunch:

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That one showcases my gorgeous sunburn lines. And my extremely photogenic no-makeup face…20130520-091441.jpg

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Yeah. Apple cobbler and blackberry cobbler. My brain started begging me to stop when I was about half way through eating those… Good for that!

And of course you can’t visit Eureka without a trip to see Jesus over the Ozarks. Of the Ozarks? Milk carton Jesus…

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I pretty much thought this was something that someone decided to build real quick last year just to be ostentatious and raise awareness about the Passion Play. Nope. It was built in 1966. A finger was repaired in 2007 and cost over 16,000 to fix. This giant Jesus statue is actually taken seriously?! I don’t mean to offend anyone, but what the heck is the purpose of the Jesus mascot? Even when I was a big time Bible thumper, the WASP Jesus always kind of bothered me. A historically accurate depiction of Jesus probably looked a lot like Osama Bin Laden…

So now that that rant is over. Brad’s birthday was great! I made these oreo cheesecake cupcakes.

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I halved the recipe and it still made like 15 of them… So yeah… between that and cobbler and catfish hole, I’m pretty sure this whole30 is completely obliterated. I was going to start over today but then I realized I have not been grocery shopping and it will just have to “make do”.

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I gave him a leopard legion t-shirt and 70-lb kettlebell. That monster was nearly impossible for me to lug my the stairs to my apartment, but I made it happen. πŸ™‚ I set it in my bed which looked hilarious. My mattress was all hardcore sunken in. Redonkulousness.

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Happy Monday!!!

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5 thoughts on “Warrior Dash & a Birthday :)

  1. polkadotrunner May 20, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    Congrats on running the WD and I LOVE your group’s costumes! You are so cool πŸ™‚

  2. njpaleo May 20, 2013 / 8:34 pm

    That Warrior Dash sounds like a ton of fun! Love the costumes…..and all that food looks fabulous as usual. Interesting Jesus statue….kind of like the one in Brazil…..

    • fabulousinfayetteville May 21, 2013 / 9:47 am

      yes! i think it was inspired by the one in Brazil, only this one is super creepy…. whereas that one is more like the statue of liberty.

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