The Zombie Apocalypse: 5Ks and Running Through The Woods In The Dark
We ran our first 5K this weekend.
Good news: neither of us is dead.
We participated in Kalamazoo’s “Zombie Dash”, a 5K at night around a lake. It started at 9PM and ran us up and down hills and through the woods. There are a few “safe zones” but for the most part the path was infested with “zombies”, AKA people who didn’t feel like running. You are given two flag-football-esque “life strips” to tuck into your waistband, and the zombies try to take them from you as you run past them. In a perfect world, the zombies are supposed to actually stay true to zombie form and move slowly, but of course there are always people who like to cheat and we had a couple of world class sprinter zombies out and about.
Geoff and I both lost both our strips, but that’s just fine by us. Geoff gets major props for running the whole thing. I apparently did not allow enough time between dinner and the race, because I didn’t do so well…I’ll say “I had to walk a bit” and leave it at that. But, despite having to walk a little, I managed to catch back up to Geoff, and even passed him before I decided to be nice and hang back so we could finish together. He may or may not have been a jerk and tried to sprint past me at the finish line, and I may or may not have still beat him by 0.3 seconds. We both finished 15th in our age groups with a 27:33, which we think is pretty good for our first go at a 5K!
Did you guys do anything awesome this weekend?