Post-Dash Drive: Whistler – Home

Since I’m still working on my recap for Warrior Dash here are some pictures of the drive home.  I’m so blessed that all this is within a 2-1/2 hour drive from my house…

Black Tusk, Garibaldi Provincial Park
(my first hike ever with Colin was here – 8hrs and 32kms)

Mount Tantalus


Salish Sea, Squamish
(there were lots of kiteboarders here due to high winds off The Spit – can you find one?)

Stawamus Chief Provincial Park
(popular with climbers – left side – and hikers – right side)


Shannon Falls Provincial Park


Anvil Island

Sea to Sky Highway
(looking back toward Squamish)

I tried to get a great shot of Vancouver from the highway coming into town, but between the trees and the smog it wasn’t worth it…  Here’s what it would have looked like if I could have gotten the shot:


More Pictures: Dirte Dashes Some More

It’s amazing what a little investigating will get you.  I was bored looking at Warrior Dash results so I found the youngest female finisher in the results (14) and looked up her pictures.  What did I find, but my husband falling out of the mud pit!  

All photos © Sport Photo

Wordless Wednesday: Tipsy and Dirte Do The Dash

All photos © Sport Photo

Fill In The Blanks – Warrior Dash Whistler

This is originally from whistlerisawesome.com and I am blatantly stealing it!


The night before Whistler’s first Warrior Dash I felt energized.  I prepared for the task at hand by aimlessly driving around looking for cheap overnight parking and getting drunk with friends until 3am.

It was important to grab old runners and remember to pack my sunscreen before the big day, August 6. After I completed my preparations, I fell into bed and slept like the dead.  I was ready for action.

Saturday morning dawned bright and early – too early.   First I ate my oatmeal and moved the car to the free lot. Then it was off to the race.

When I got there I saw my friends Dirte, Rockstar, Shagger, Hanky, Panky, Sparkling, Awesome, Achy, Muddy Terror, Crampy, Sassy, Allstar, Special-T, Gina, Ruby, Dan, Bill, Dave and Christine.  I was glad I was wearing my Tipsy t-shirt. After I saw what they were wearing I knew I was going to need all the new costumes I could get.

We all gathered at the starting line and I noticed the host of the local morning news. Oh yes, this was going to be interesting. And then we were off!

Everyone around me was cheering for the winner of the first wave and gawking at the hill. I decided the only thing I could do was try not to pee myself.

When I came to the first obstacle I thought I was going to do okay.  It was so the right height.  Finishing that section was a relief but then I saw the bruise I gave myself.

I decided to try not to roll down the hill before I tackled this next obstacle.  The dark tunnel loomed large and in charge but I knew I just had to avoid crawling over another warrior.  That was tough but the hardest part of the race, by far, was the Hill of Character

The best part of the race was when I was running downhill!

Finally, it was all over and I could see the finish line.  I whooped I’m bleeding!” with mild bewilderment. I survived the Warrior Dash! And now, it was time to get my medal and warm fruit, let the mud dry, cheer on my friends and give Colin my free beer.  Off to results tent I skipped!

To anyone who asks, I will tell them the Warrior Dash is a great way to get to know your friends and a reason to party And next year I will bring my warrior hill-training for sure!

I Won The Prize…

… for best Warrior Dash inflicted injury*!    

I can’t wait to do it again next year!  Recap coming soon…

*in our group, that is.  Really glad I made it up the 21% grade 1km hill at the start and didn’t roll an ankle on the way down…

Whistler Warrior Weekend

Just a quick post before Colin and I (and 16 of our running friends) are off to Whistler, BC, for Warrior Dash!  2 nights of being adults as my parents are watching Spud.  There will definitely be a trip made to the liquor store before we head out of town… I’m sure it will be a gong show a fun time will be had by all.  There should be some awesome, and hopefully not too incriminating, pictures to post next week.  

Hope you have a great weekend too!