Running Scared – Another smart idea!

You guys know that I have these wonderfully awesome ideas and think they will be awesomely fun and how hard can it be at the end of the day right?


What could possibly go wrong?


I just forwarded onto my partner in crime, my wifey, that we should go do the Running Scared event for Halloween. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? We have months to train for this. MONTHS! I mean, it’s just 8 km of obstacles. There’s some wading, trudging and crawling through liquids. Please gods let it not be something that’s glow in the dark and filled with UST’s.

What’s a UST? Unidentifiable Slimy Thing – I coined that term when I went to a beach and couldn’t see the bottom. And slimy things were touching my legs causing me to shrilly squeal and swim for the nearest area I could climb out of water. Or onto surf board. Or boogie board. Or any board. Logically I know that it’s probably just seaweed. However fear doesn’t work on logic. I squeal and would win an Olympic medal with how fast I swim to shore. Annnnywayyyyyyyyyy…

And if they include clowns I’ll be running so fast they’ll nickname me speedy Gonzales. Because you know, clowns. I blame Stephen King for that phobia. Cheers mate!

I mean, look at the list of the obstacles, they sound fun… right?

Walk in the park. 8km of that? Sure. We’ll have fun. FUN!

You know that thing you do when your heart is beating so fast in your chest you can’t help but either cry or be in hysterical laughter on the floor with no noise coming out of your mouth as tears stream down your face as you hold your abs for they hurt so. Yeah. That.

Cern won’t stop laughing at me when I told him that I’m going to do this with wifey. I tried to get him to give me some support but all he can do is giggle at how epically I’m going to die during this.

I refuse to be bought down. I can do this. I will do this. Even if it kills me.

And at least there’s water. I can float in it and pretend I’m a prop if all goes to hell.

See, I have all areas covered.

I just had to share that this is how all my mishapsΒ adventures start.

How hard could it be? We’ll be right.


    • Sharn

      You only say that because you aren’t going to be running through goop at midnight squealing like hellhounds are on your tail because that’s exactly what will happen if there’s clowns πŸ˜›

      But I really hope it’s cool and not… well. Traumatic.

      Granted, it will probably be traumatic but then a week afterwards I’ll be laughing my arse off about it.

        • Sharn


          This makes me laugh. Only because I now know when I write about this after the fact and I have tears of laughter streaming down my face as I type you’ll totally get what I mean πŸ˜€

  • ramblingg0at

    OMG this sounds hilariously fun! Yes you can totally do it! If it gets too scary, hold on to wifey and cover your eyes!

    But if there’s clowns, hopefully they put them right before a water obstacle because daaaaamn there’s going to be some wet pants..

    Good to see you back giggling away in my reader again deary! πŸ™‚

    • Sharn


      You must have me confused with someone ethical. I’ll be throwing wifey at the scary people so I can run away safely. Sheesh woman πŸ˜›

      Oh wet pants, wet shirts, mud ladden shoes… I’m expecting to come out looking like a drowned rat. And here we’re trying to decide if we should get dressed up too.

      Oh I’ve been giggling, just haven’t had time to update here. Life has been a wee bit too interesting and I keep getting distracted πŸ˜€

      • ramblingg0at

        Hahaha does she know she’s going to be a sacrifice on a few occasions?

        Dressing up is fun but you have to be able to run away (screaming) from the crazy things too so make your costume choice very wisely πŸ˜›

        Aaack yeah my only excuse for not posting so much is that I’ve been drunk and lazy.. Probably should have made up something cool there but the ‘lazy’ part is totally in action right now πŸ˜€

        Hope you little lovebirds had a cute Val day! Xx

        • Sharn

          Of course. Although to be fair I’ve eaten more than enough spider webs in my effort to save her from going arse over tit so you know, it’s a two way street!

          We had a pretty quiet one, kids and all that meant I was pretty much ready to pass out on the couch by about 10pm. I’m such a romantic. Hope yours went swimmingly!! And your birthday celebrations too! I totes forgots!! Sorry πŸ™ UGH! #fail

          Ps. I just signed up to do a 26km bike ride 2nd weekend in March as an all woman’s event. You see, my stupidity today is astounding!

          • ramblingg0at

            Hahaha oh god yeah, the ‘its in my hair!!!!’ moments totally gives you leeway to sacrifice her.

            No don’t be sorry, I was totally giving you guys space πŸ™‚ You need the ‘lovey dovey, everyone else fuck off’ time just as much as the rest of us do when we start dating someone. I’m hiding in the wings! And I probably still would be if your giggling wasn’t so damn infectious πŸ˜›

            Wooo 26km?!?! Go girl! I’d be the one poor sod who goes off course and is cycling past cows.. :/ lol

            You’re not stupid, you’re being optimistic and determined. Definitely not a bad thing. I assume you’ll be on the floor saying plenty of expletives afterwards though hahaha but then you go to the pub and feel proud of your achievements so its all worth it in the end! πŸ˜€

          • Sharn

            Oh I don’t mind it being in my hair, at least it didn’t taste like crap πŸ˜› I wonder if spider webs have some kind of nutritional value?

            Yeah, 26km on a bike isn’t too bad. Did it last year for the Spring Cycle, actually I think we did over 30, so that isn’t going to be the problem. How to get to Cronulla before 7am is going to be… BEACH RIDEEEEEE! squeals

    • Sharn

      I’ll try to find a friend who can take pics. I may be covered in too much goop πŸ™‚

      But it definitely is happening! October. Watch this space!

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