A few weekends ago, I went on a mud run that was held in Lake Elsinore called the Warrior Dash. This one is a little bit longer than a 5k since it is actually a 3.7 mile run...however it didn't feel like that much longer anyways. :) When we finish we received a medal and an awesome viking hat!! That was the inspiration behind this nail art.
|Warrior Dash nail art|
Red: China Glaze Revolution
Black: Nails Inc Black Taxi
White: Sally Hansen White On
Multiglitter (index & ring): Spoiled Shuffle The Deck
White glitter (middle): Windestine Asbestos
Black glitter (pinky): Windestine Carbon Copy
|Fluffy viking helmet!|
|Warrior Dash nail art post run|
|Viking hat is less fluffy|
I wanted something rugged and to utilize the Warrior Dash colors (red, white, and black). Since it's a mud run, I once again filed my nails down to very short...I highly recommend it. I started with a white base and sponged on the red and black and a little more white just to balance out the colors and then added the different types of glitter I had lying around that matched. My favorite is probably my middle finger. I like how it looks with Windestine Asbestos over it, the white glitter gives it a white noise static look. I really dislike my Spoiled Shuffle The Deck polish which is starting to bleed glitter and was just very goopy with not much glitter payoff. I freehanded the viking helmet on my thumb and added black flocking powder to make it fluffy. I wish the flocking powder didn't have glitter in it, but it was all I had so whatever!
The last 2 pictures are post-run nails, with me holding my medal! It was hard to get a picture holding the metal without it looking phallic...so that's the best picture you get. >.< You can see a little bit of wear and tear but I still wore this a few days after the run. The viking hat just gets less fluffy over time. Keep reading if you want to see pictures during the run!
|Before the run|
|Starting line shot out flames|
This was the first muddy obstacle I encountered! You walk through 3 waist deep pools of mud and in between each you have to be able to climb out and over muddy mounds. The volunteer there was all like "the last one is easy, you can run through it!"...he lied...it was the deepest one! Upper body strength was necessary to climb out on the slippery muddy mounds, and I'm proud to say I DID IT!
My camera got extremely muddy so the lense and LCD was hard to see so at this point I was just blindly pointing and shooting at things hoping to get decent pictures. This obstacle was the one that terrified our team the most. I think it was like 25 feet high and at a slight incline and you pull yourself up with the rope. It wasn't too bad for me, I got freaked out for a second...but I got stuck up there for a good 5 minutes because my friend got a little traumatized once at the top. I think that made me a little braver. The other side of the wall just had another rope to climb down, and it was awkward and high up. There was no reason to be scared though because if you fall, the most gorgeous man was down there to catch you! ;)
|Walk the plank|
|Crawling through mud|
|We're so muddy!|
|Tiny tank bandanna!|
|The whole group|
|Lunch for warriors|