Armageddon Ambush

Not too extreme, but still tons of fun, Armageddon Ambush welcomes newcomers and veteran runners with plenty of fun-filled stories.
– review of the event at Amelia Earhart Park (Hialeah).

Unfortunately, this story is not one about overcoming obstacles, but instead a short story about a runner falling victim to an area on the course not meant to push the limits. Suffice to say, my group and I have been running through quite a number of obstacle courses for a few years, but sometimes when you least expect things that’s in fact the time when something bad may surface. In this case, after successfully climbing over walls, swinging across several rings, balancing across beams and crawling through mud and ice, a simple trail absent of obstacles proved to do the damage. The scenario unfolded much like any other run on a course where people approached from behind so as always the people in front scurried to the side to let them by. However, this time one person from my group’s minimally evasive move resulted in an awkward twist after she stepped on the smallest of rocks. The end result, three torn ligaments, a torn tendon and a fractured ankle. A story indeed.

Thankfully though, while her journey ended, she made it clear for the rest of us to continue on, so we did, and maybe with a little more pep in our step since we didn’t want to keep her waiting. As our run continued, we encountered ambushers who got a little too carried away by launching powdered paint directly at our faces…really an immature move if you ask me, but there was still a plethora of other obstacles. Our biggest obstacle (literally) was a large ramp close to the finish line, which is pretty common at the end of most obstacle courses. Still, unlike many of the courses we ran before, we couldn’t make it to the top. Maybe we were just too gassed (myself having a 102-degree fever) or maybe it was just too hard. Either way, we had enough…even enough to bypass the fan-favorite slide from the ramp’s peak.

So in the end our story was far different than we could’ve imagined, but even in the harshness of it all there’s something about the uncanny bond an event like this manifests.

For more on the event visit HERE.

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