"The timorous may stay at home."
~ Murphy v. Steeplechase Amusement Co., 250 N.Y. 479, 483 (N.Y. 1929)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Death Race by the Numbers

Total time to finish: 60 hours, 23 minutes
Place: 2nd female
# people wearing non-black shirts: 1
Total approximate distance covered: 50-70 miles (depending on who you talk to)
Clif bars consumed: 8
Trees cut down to make a splint and stretcher: 3
Burpees completed: 575
Fires built: 1
Times we caught Andy sleeping on the trail: 2
Elapsed time spent in duck pond for cheating punishment: 54 minutes
Episodes of South Park watched: 1 (while in duck pond)
PB&J sandwiches consumed: 3
Pounds of concrete carried to top of mountain: 60
Times up and down the ravine: 3
Trips between Amee & Tweed over the mountain: 7
Minutes spent figuring out an origami crane: 45
Kanye songs sung: 3
Kayaks carried: 4
Times hit in head with slosh pipe: 5
Ping pong team number: 7
Times I threatened to quit: 3
Times I actually meant it: 1
Questions on the exam: 250
Exam questions that actually had legitimate answers: nowhere close to 250
5hr energy consumed: 5
Crying fits: 6? 7?
Bales of hay stacked: 15
Times I almost punched a child: 2
Hallucinations: 5
Laps rolled: 6
Logs carried: 23
Buckets of gravel carried: 13
Poptarts consumed: 5
Sock changes: 7
Bottles of Gold Bond used: 3
Times I uttered "this is the most retarded thing I've ever done": 100+
Swear words used: ad infinitum 
Death Race finishes: 2

[NOTE: My mind is still spinning and I'm trying to get a handle on everything that happened this past weekend, so a full post is forthcoming once I make sense of things]


  1. what hallucinations did you have? fascinating. (i was the volunteer that said "I read your blog!" when you were handing in your ID). Look forward to your full write up. Jane

    1. Thanks, Jane! I was pretty sure I was seeing mountain lions up there, and walking down to Riverside the last time, I thought I was walking through the clouds.

    2. oh wow! that is crazy! Look forward to introducing myself to you proper at the winter death race (I am not racing but would like to volunteer or spectate).

  2. This is freaking hilarious. I loved going down the list and just thinking "yup...yup... ... ... yup" as how I would totally be at that time. Awesome entry, please post more!!

    -Carlos Hernandez
    Tree Removal New York