They got their numbers written in permanent marker on their faces and legs. I was worried that it would be hard to get off of their faces, but it was gone by the end of the race!
And they are off! The race is 12 miles long, with 24 obstacles designed by British special forces, or something. I wanted to see as much as I could, but there is a lot of the course that isn't visible for spectators so I tried to kill some time.
I ate french fries and read for a while. That was pretty much their vegetarian option. Well, they had soggy boca burgers and a gross looking veggie wrap too. Can you tell what I'm reading? The illustration is your clue!
Here is a silly picture of me FREEZING. It was around 45 degrees and cloudy and windy! I'm so glad I brought a blanket. Which I had expected to lay on and take a nap in the sun. I can't imagine how cold they were running the race, the were soaking wet after the second obstacle.
I tried to make small talk to pass some time but it didn't work. I really didn't fit in, with my knit afghan, kitty phone, and Portlandia tote. But I kept reminding myself that this event wasn't made for me. Travis is such a good sport and does pretty much whatever I want, so I could make it through this one thing i wasn't really into for him. Of course afterward I'm going to come complain about it on the internet! It was actually fun by the end, just you wait.
Can you see that little line of people? I kind of zoned out and watch the racers run by for awhile. I overheard someone say that the average time was around 3 hours, so after 2 hours I took the spectator trail to try and catch up with Austin and Travis and see them do some of the obstacles.