Tomorrow is the Warrior Dash in Manchester, TN. For those of you not in the know, it's a 5K obstacle course that includes mud pits, slides, pipe crawls and fire jumping. Oh...and horned warrior hats. You read that right. Horned. Warrior. Hats. You had me at "horned." To prepare myself for this race, I've considered wrestling alligators, swinging with gorillas and chasing my dog through the doggy park. This all seemed too 'soft' to me, so instead I decided to cut back on my mileage and weightlifting to run a couple miles with grade schoolers. I kid. Coaching the SBA cross country team has been surprisingly invigorating despite the logistics of managing a 100 + strong member team. Couple the nervous energy of herding small children about, my own over-flowing Joel-ness, and various hardcore rap tunes, and you get one super-pumped warrior-to-be. The trick of course will be to not do something incredibly stupid tomorrow to try to win. I promise you this is no easy feat for me. I can be INSANELY stupid when it comes to competition. Did I mention that winners get a horned warrior hat upgrade? Oh, yeah. IT. IS. SO. ON.