since i wasn't going to be breaking any landspeed records, i wanted to somewhat dress the part, which explains my ridiculous get-up, including an ill-fitting dress shirt and a 2011 glee concert tour tie i picked up for 99 cents.
this year's battleground varied greatly from last year's, as they introduced a host of new obstacles and made previous years' more difficult. for instance, i actually had to use the rope to scale the rope wall instead of using my parkour skills to reach the top of last year's. bummer indeed.
after getting swamped from neck to toe in the barbed wire/mud pit, we gleefully crossed the tape as a foursome in about 47 minutes. even though our time wasn't a factor, it was good enough for the top 15% of the nearly 10,000 entrants this year.
and as always, free beer awaited our accomplishments...