Wikipedia cites the Random House Dictionary to define the term warrior, saying a warrior is “a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics or athletics.”
Tomorrow, May 1, many of the iGo staff will go where no iGosian has gone before; we will become WARRIORS! We will face a 3.51-mile course with 14 obstacles standing in the way of VICTORY. Some of these obstacles include running through gale force winds, running down a river, climbing up a muddy incline, climbing over a giant mountain of hay bales, climbing up and over cargo nets, crawling through the mud under barbed wire, and jumping over fire. That’s right - I said FIRE.
Why, you might ask? Well that response would be different for everyone competing. My reasons:
Letter 1 – Have you ever met the people I work with? I decided to participate mostly for the opportunity to see some of them participate (sadly I am signed up in a different wave and will not get to do the challenge with them). There are some positives to not being in the same heat as everyone else - I can get some really good/embarrassing pictures of the rest of them competing.
Number e – I like a good challenge and it is going to be crazy, ridiculous, fun, and if the Lord wills it we might just make it through the craziness.
So I decided to ask everyone participating to give me their reasons on why they want to become a warrior.
Ky – “I have a (what’s the word I’m looking for) a great need for affirmation, what could be more affirming than achieving the status of warrior, and having a fuzzy helmet with horns to prove it.”
Crystal – “I want to be a Warrior because I shouldn’t be able to do this. 2 years ago I would have never even attempted anything that involved running or obstacles. But with God’s grace I plan to enjoy every minute of the challenge.”
Lance – “I am a warrior and I have been looking for an opportunity to make that information public. I’m also looking forward to using all of my knowledge from The Unit and putting that into action.”
Brad – “I’m a warrior because I’m not going to be a part of your system. I will throw the Warrior Dash on the ground.”
Kent – “I already am a warrior, I just have to prove it to a few of you.”
Elizabeth – “Why not?”
Look for a future post with pictures of us all becoming WARRIORS!