A rather extreme day planned ..

Only one more sleep until I participate in the first running of "The Stampede" in Brisbane.  You may note that I said "participate".  I will in no way be "competing" in this event.  Oh no, I will not be breaking any records here.  There will be fun, there will be muddy but there will be no records here!

Don't I sound excited?!  Well, I am! I think ... I'm not sure ... I'll get back to you ...

I have running around all afternoon like a crazy person trying to make sure I have everything done.  Here's my list ..

Clothes to wear ... old-ish, able to be disposed of thoughtfully ...

Clothes to change into after the event ...

Towels ... lots as they will get really dirty after cleaning me off!

The big plastic drop sheets for the back of the car where I can put all the filthy clothes / shoes ... oh and we might sit on some for the drive home ...

OMG, my shoes!  Where are those old, old running shoes? Should I tape them on?

Food / water ... I don't think the beer at the end will cut it right?

Soccer uniform, socks, shin pads, boots for Mr 6's last game of soccer ... that I will miss!  Please do not hold this against me!  It was not my fault they extended the season 2 weeks to make up for rained out matches! Clearly they did not consult MY calendar.
Birthday present, card, clothes for Mr 6 to wear to his mate's birthday party .. it's a disco party.  For a 7 year old. 

Oh dear, I nearly forgot the Participant Waiver that I must sign in order to take part in the event.  I would like to share with you an excerpt from the first clause ...

"I acknowledge and accept that participating in The Stampede is an inherently dangerous activity that includes all manner of extreme obstacles and activities both natural and man made and may include, but is not limited to climbing, rope swings, running, swimming, mud and water activities, running amongst cows, being exposed to electric shocks and other various unspecified activities and these constitute a dangerous recreational activity ... "
And it's only now that I'm wondering what the hell I've signed up for!!

PS .. I thinking about cashing in on a Sugar Free September credit so I can have a glass of champagne with the team on Saturday night at dinner ...



Deb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm a bit behind with my blog reading so reading this AFTER seeing the photos on Twitter/FB etc. It helps provide some context.

It looks like you had a great time and I feel (just slightly) guilty about my own very-lazy weekend!


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Just popped over to your blog after seeing it on your twitter page.
We did the stampede - did you enjoy it ??? We did - so much so we have signed up for Stampede 2013 as well as Warrior Dash at Kilcoy on 10 November !!!!
If you read my post about it you will see that I don't do dirty but it was so much fun - I can't wait for the next one !!!
Have the best day !

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Me Hi Me! So glad you dropped by! Totally enjoyed the Stampede though I don't think I'm that keen to be backing it up with the Dash! Vic x