Last Saturday James and I made the trek down to Santa Clara for the Wipeout Run with a bunch of James’ colleagues. It’s a non-timed run (most people walked) with a bunch of fun obstacles and a little bit of jogging between them. It was supposed to be 5k but it felt like less.
This was the first obstacle. You had to run across a beam and the the red bars at the top would slowly spin around and knock you off.
The next obstacle was just a wall to climb over – pretty easy and boring. The next one was called Big Balls, so of course I made James stop running to get a photo. It was fairly difficult – I saw hardly anyone made it all the way and James was the only one in our group who did (I was close though! I fell off on the third ball).
This is his stretch (or as James would probably call it, his “hero move”) for the final platform. The next one wasn’t so much an obstacle as a bouncy castle. Here is James psyching himself up to tackle it.And after that was a huge waterslide! The water was so refreshing after running in the heat (as long as you didn’t look too closely at how dirty it was). Some of us decided to do the waterslide twice – here are James and Josh on their second time around. Whee! Right afterwards was another, non-water slide. I think James ended up going on this one three times because the line was super short.I don’t know what happened between that photo and this next one. I wish I’d taken video because those two photos were one right after the other. There is a Missing Link between them that shall forever remain a mystery.
There was also a slip’n’slide with some really gross foam at the end. I accidentally got some in my mouth and spent the next few minutes spitting it out.
This next obstacle had two spinning balls that would knock people off the beams and into the water. A couple of people in our team – I think Kelly and one other person – made it but the rest of us fell and Sean lost his glasses in the pool. =( James did better than I did. I made it like … two steps but he got about halfway. Then there was one more waterslide and we were done.
Yay team Rage Skippers!Here James and I are at one of the photo stations afterwards. Afterwards we went to Red Robin for food. We all massively overate (bottomless fries!) and James ordered a giant onion ring tower.So yeah, that was our Saturday. It was really fun and the lines weren’t nearly as long as we had anticipated.
I don’t know about the others but James and I were wrecked the next day. We were supposed to go jet skiing with Eliot and Michelle but ended up cancelling and just flopping around the house. Also in between the Wipeout Run, Lake Tahoe and the waterpark we went to last weekend, James has a very strange three-tier tan going on (James: patent pending).