This year I was unable to do the Run for Your Lives Zombie 5K Run. I absolutely love this race and obstacle course. If you have never done it, I highly recommend you sign up for the one nearest you! This race is a ton of fun, and even more fun if you do it with a group of friends (unless your one friend throws you into a zombie in order to save herself).
At the beginning of this fun filled race you are given a belt with flags on it…just like in flag football. Your goal is to make it through the race with at least one flag left. The zombies will try to take your flags throughout the race, but there are “health bonuses” throughout the course with more flags for you to pick-up. There are also optional obstacle courses for you to do if you would like (be prepared to get muddy if you do). At the end you will receive a medal based on if you are “alive” or if you have joined the “undead.” Trust me when I say this is a race you must do. You will find yourself laughing and shrieking the whole way through. Plus there is a great party with vendors, food, and drinks after the race! I know for a fact that I will be at the one in Minnesota next year with at least one friend, and I’m really excited about doing this race again!
In the meantime, I’ve come up with an interval treadmill run based on my experiences at my previous Run for Your Lives Zombie 5K Run. First, you start out walking and looking around. Then, you hear something, so you start jogging. Finally, a zombie is coming for you, so you take off sprinting. This should burn quite a few calories off your bum and you could do it on an elliptical too! Enjoy!