Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Zombie Run

You’ll have to excuse my lack of DIY posts.  I’ve been busy.  Running from zombies.

I learned two things this week-end.  I might survive day 1 of a zombie apocalypse.  I probably wouldn’t survive day 2 because I wouldn’t be able to move.

Two of my favorite pharmacy school friends and I ran the Zombie Run this past Saturday.

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The Zombie Run was a 5K Cross Country run with proceeds going to the Special Olympics.  Did I mention that I hadn’t ran since October?  It was also freezing cold and spitting snow.  Good work, Iowa.  Good work, silly blogger.

We started the race with 8 flags. The goal was to “survive” the race with at least one flag. If all of your flags were removed, you were infected with the zombie virus.

The race was on Credit Island.  It was a super gloomy day.  The island is creepy and full of old military buildings.  The setting was quite perfect for a zombie apocalypse. It has been raining for the past two weeks which made the entire course a giant puddle of mud.

Because running a cross country race through mud away from zombies wasn’t enough, they also added obstacles.  Like hay bales covered in plastic.

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And plywood slides that were super hard to climb with muddy shoes.

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Luckily the zombies left us alone on the obstacles but we were zombie fair game after we got off.



I made it to the last obstacle with two flags.  And then a zombie kid took both of them at the very end.  Note to self, avoid children during a zombie apocalypse.  Darn zombie kid.

Anna and I became zombies. 

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Megan was still a human but was nice enough to drive us home.

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Are you into the zombie hype?  Do you think you’d survive an apocalypse? Who wants to bring me some ibuprofen for my sore muscles?


  1. This was fun and you look like you had a blast. I love "the walking dead" but I can't see myself running from them ;) LOL. The photos are awesome. How did you have the time to snap them all ;)

    1. Busted! Actually, we took most of them at the obstacles...where the zombies weren't allowed to get us.

  2. i think that looks like SO much fun!!!!! i would love to do one!

  3. I've always wanted to be in shape enough to do one of these. But I'd probably get freaked out, hide under an obstacle and pee my pants. If we're being honest. ;)

  4. This looks way more fun than the zombie race Jeff did last year, which just involved half of the runners dressing up in Halloween costumes (think witch in tutu and knee high green socks, not zombie makeup), and the course being so poorly plotted that they ended up running like 2 miles longer than necessary. Fun times! Your race looks way better. Maybe he'll fly out to do it with you next year ;-)

  5. How fun! Looks like it was a good time :) xo Kristin

  6. So funny story - when Joe and I started dating, he was always talking about zombies (ie he and his friends would say things like "that hill would be perfect in case of a zombie apocalypse"). It got to the point where I would dream about zombie attacks but they were never scary - I was totally calm and prepared during the dreams.

    This race looks like a ton of fun! I wish we had something like that near us (although, to be fair, I probably wouldn't run).

  7. Such a great idea! Looks like tons of fun!

  8. haha that is funny i like that run out of all of the "trendy runs" that they have lately!

  9. That is such a fun idea. I'd probably get really freaked out by it though. I was just telling Andy that I would probably not survive anything, ever. I would just decide "eh, it's not worth it," and give up.

  10. Looks like you had a really good time there! Your pictures look great!

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  15. I can't believe I'm about to say this, but that actually looks fun!!!

  16. This sounds fun! What a perfect way to get a fun workout!

  17. Haha, what a brilliant idea, and for such a good cause too. In the U.K., there is an annual 'Zombie Walk' day, where everyone dresses up as zombies, and then as a pack crawl through town in character. It's pretty fun!
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  18. I knew there was something different about you. Must be the zombie thing.

  19. That's such an awesome themed run.

  20. bahaha I want to be the person who steals flags. They probably don't run but ride around on a scooter or something, right? I hope. You do a great zombie impression.

  21. Looked like you guys had a blast! I would love to do something like that, except I would probably be hidding instead of running. Love the walking dead, and cannot wait till!

  22. Looks like a fun run! Great job!
    I was supposed to run a 5K last weekend, but it was raining and super baby and I stayed in. yep. I'm kinda lazy like that.


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