I'm not completely sure what I was thinking when I signed up for this death race. But it's done, and I've got to face the consequences of my actions.
Hammer Race is a 5+ mile obstacle mud run. There are 20 obstacles featuring various torturous tasks. Yeah, easy, right? You're wrong. There's a catch. To be considered a finisher, you must complete the race carrying a sledge hammer that weighs a minimum of 8lbs.
Still think it's easy? Take your ass down to Lowe's and walk around with a sledge hammer for a bit. Then come back and tell me how easy that was.
'Rhino' is a 9lb Kobalt sledge hammer and my partner for the next 3 months.
He likes to ride shot gun.
Surprisingly, Rhino has altered my running style in such a way that prevents injury. I used to suffer from shin splints and other pains in my legs when I ran. But I've been running 2 miles at a time carrying Rhino and I've not felt any pain, except for one day after our first run where my hip flexors were a little pissed about the extra 9lbs I was carrying. But that has since passed as well.
I jazzed Rhino up a bit. He was looking a little plain.
Thankfully, my friend Erika has opted to join in on the death fun with her hammer, 'Wilder'. At least if we're going to kill ourselves, we'll be together!