Over the weekend I took part in the 2nd annual ADM Recovery Challenge 5K. If you remember last year. This is a 3.1 mile obstacle course on the grounds of IBH Addiction & Recovery Center. Proceeds helps fund important aspects of my field. This year there wasn’t the huge push for employees to go, but I happily signed up a few months back and once again my Mom, sister and Deonna joined in on the fun.
This year the race upgraded to tech shirts and nicer race bags. The bag is made of the same materials as most fabric grocery bags, but it has one side which is actually a Velcro pocket! Not sure what I would do with it, but it seems like a great feature. I liked having the tech material shirts this year and the vibrant green was a nice touch.
Sadly, the rain came and tried to ruin most of the day. I was all set to grab everyone’s pictures during the event, but Mother Nature had other plans. The whole course was an “easy” walk with lots of sets of HIIT. To supplement what I’m missing I snagged some pictures from last year’s report.
Here’s a listing of the various obstacles.
Jumping over logs
Hop challenge (straw hurdles)
Straw bale climb
My favorite was probably the tire obstacle and the straw bale hurdles. I really thought I was going to clip my foot on the last bale. Need to work on my bounce/jump. The only major change I noticed was taking away the “crawl” and replacing it with a more family friendly version. Instead of crawling on the ground under a tarp, we ran under a parachute.
I still can’t believe I did the Slip-N-Slide at the end. I was soooo cold afterward! We went inside for some free food and then we all called it a day to rush back home for warm baths and naps.