Last Friday involved much dashing through the West Hartford Center, much superhero costumes, and many, many Hooker beers.
It’s as good a time as any for a doge meme
Not often does a Batman costume work for not, one, but two, events (outside of Halloween, obviously). But there was a nice intersection between the awesome Urban Challenge – hosted by our friends at Fleet Feet West Hartford, and Camp Courant’s Buddy Bash! Fleet Feet was kind enough to give me 50% off my team price when I told them I would be blogging about this event. Thanks you guys! Carolyn and I had an awesome time as team DANANANANAA Batman!
And now you have the song stuck in your head. You’re welcome
The Urban Challenge is a national obstacle course, and it involves problem solving and dashing around to finish interactive clues and beat the clock and competitors to the completion of at least ten challanges (for instance: a clue on Homewreckers led us to Moe’s, where the challenge was chugging hot sauce).
A great crowd turned out for the race!
Carolyn and I took the whole thing semi-seriously. Meaning we ran, we sprinted, we parkoured the hell out of some benches (much to the amusement of patio diners at Grants), but at points where like “nah” and we strolled. So not surprisingly, we finished in the middle of the pack (working so much in the West Hartford center was a definite advantage for solving the clues quickly – so that worked for us as much as our occasional laziness worked against us). BUT we won first place for “Most Badass,” which I believe is the most important of all the accolades which can be bestowed:
Oh this will be very useful after the Hartford Marathon (I’m running a 5 mile relay) and before the epic calorie fest of Thanksgiving and Christmas! Can’t wait to check out WIP
In addition to winning a glorious prize, we were fed delicious carbs – pizza from Luna Pizza and delicious beer from the aforementioned Hooker Beer Company.
Beer tastes better after a race
And then we were off in the Batmobile -errr – I mean the Prius – to Buddy Bash! Which is also super hero themed, in honor and recognition of all the generous sponsors who are super heroes to all the underprivileged kids they support, every summer, with a free camp in the beautiful Farmington countryside.
CEO of Camp Courant, Josh Reese, on stage in this fabulously dark and underdeveloped picture (sorry)
Josh’s wife Amanda and I. A classic Batman/Superman combo!
And yep! More Hooker Beer. What a wonderful night.
Sometimes the best part of going out is discovering a little surprise from the evening before the next day. Such as this note from the valet on my key chain:
We are the “girls with yellow capes (sic)” Could anything be better?