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This Is What Happens When You Conqueror The Warrior Dash In 45 Minutes

Hey Cuties,

It warmed my heart to write this post. I was smiling so hard, my heart was full and I even got a little teary.  The father and son dynamic is so freaking important to me and I love that Babe is such an incredible hands on father.  This was an incredible bonding experience for them.

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Walking the long mile to the venue.  LittleCuteLips bust up the moment for a little brother love.

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Welcome Warriors!

They were walking so fast they didn’t really want to stop for a picture. Play along guys, just do what I ask.

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#Mood

We had to get up early and LittleCuteLips was not feeling it. She uninterested in the entire day. She loves to play outside but she isn’t about getting dirty and such. No idea where she got that from…

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Treasured moment…

Yes, this is a tough and muddy type of event and this post is hella mushy. Deal! This picture reminds me of the first time Babe showed him how to tie his tie.

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The crew…

We had to be there to cheer and support the boys.

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Stretching it out…

A good athlete always stretches before they work out.

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Before…

The boys are stretched and ready to go, next step bag drop.

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Manchild…

I call him the Manchild because that is the perfect way to summarize him. He is only 12 but he has turned into a young man before my eyes.  I had to capture this moment because I know it won’t last.

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Father & Son

The father and son dynamic is such a big deal. The black father and son dynamic is an even bigger deal.  Babe is a hands on Dad and parenting isn’t easy and we don’t always get it right but I’m so thankful that he is invested in our children.

He trained the manchild for about a month, so they could be ready for this race. They would run 3 miles together and monitor their pace and improve where they could. After running they would do push ups and sit ups. They did an amazing job doing the obstacles and at the end, the Manchild helped pull Babe out of the water. I’m so proud of them and I’m so proud they had this moment together.

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The Crew

They started out as a foursome but within the first mile, Babe and the Manchild became a duo. We did stick around at the end to make sure Babe’s friends finished as well.

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St. Jude is everywhere…

I’m a proud St. Jude Ambassador and I was so happy to see them represented.

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Photo Finish

I caught them on the last three obstacles so I was able to capture video of them finishing up. LittleCuteLips and I met them at the finish line. It took them 45 minutes to go 3.1 miles and do obstacles along the way.

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Done!

They did it!

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The reward…

Instead of the obligatory medal, they received these wooden 3D cubes. I tried to capture each side.

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Conquered!

They are conquerors for sure!

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  1. Sheena Steward

    I so love their bond and you’re right the father son bond is important in our community. I also like that they practiced together. This only strengthen their bond. The girls were there to cheer on their guys too. A great family bonding event. Way to finish in 45 minutes guys!!!

  2. Donna

    I did the Warrior Dash a couple years ago. So much fun but I woke up the next day with SEVERAL bruises. I may do it again next year. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Stacie

    Nice job! Looks like you all had a good time for a worthy cause. Sidebar – okay, your son looks just you and baby girl looks like just like daddy.

  4. Tonia

    This looks like such a fun event. What a great way to get in some father and son time. Moments like those are important. It’s nice the entire family went along for support.

  5. LeShelle, host of MRTV

    Black Family is so important. I almost teared up! Cherish these bonding moments.

  6. Kenya

    This seems so fun ! I wanna try this out in place of the color run ! I’m going to have to keep up with this ! Thanks for sharing

    • MimiCuteLips

      Kenya this is more work than the color run. I’ve done both and enjoyed them. There is something about getting dirty and feeling strong.

  7. Shabree

    So happy that hubby and the man child was able to further their bond. The father son dynamic is so important. Looks like they had a great time!

  8. Kita

    Sweet bonding moment and for a great cause. I’m glad my son has his god father and “uncle” to fill in since his dad passed. The father and son bond is so important.

  9. Jeanette

    It is absolutely impressive that you’re able to do this in 45 minutes! That should be a goal for me. Your daughter is adorable even if she did not have any fun that day.

  10. Sarah Bailey

    Wow what an absolutely amazing thing to have taken part in! It sounds like you completed the cause in such a quick time and for such a great cause as well.

  11. lisa

    I love the Warrior Dash! It’s always so much fun! These are great pictures. It looks like you guys had a great time.

  12. candy

    At my age not something I would be participating in but my son would be all about trying this out. I would be a wonderful spectator and cheerleader and take tons of photos.

  13. Tomi C

    Congratulations! We participate in a lot of charity runs and would probably participate in the Warrior Dash if held near us. This year we are signed up for the Bubble Run. It’s a 5k filled with foam and my kids are super excited.

  14. Paula Bendfeldt Diaz

    Sounds like such a great event and such a wonderful opportunity for father and son bonding and for such a great cause!

  15. Tiffany H.

    It is so important to have that father/son relationship. Not only is important to have around but that his an active participant in yours sons life. Many fathers are around but don’t communicate, or show bonding activities. Kudos to them for finishing the race in a significant amount of time.

  16. Jenny Finney

    Wow! This looks as if it could have been an intense race! I don’t care about getting dirty, but if it involves running or an obstacle course…I’m out! Looks like they had fun and I love the photo of Little Cute Lips!

  17. Eva

    That looks like a fun day! I’m not big on mud and things, but I’ll try anything once. I wonder if I can get my oldest to do this with me…

  18. Kim

    Yesssss!! And you were still smiling when you finished!!! I did a foam run several years ago and I LOVED it

  19. Pam Wattenbarger

    Wow! I have been looking at races like the Warrior Dash and I really want to do one. IT looks so fun.

  20. JoAnna

    Love that they were able to bond. It’s not something super kiddy, but it’s not a very difficult challenge either. Definitely something memorable for the whole family

  21. Catvills

    My boys would love this! They want to push themselves to their limits and more. I hope they do more Warrior Dash events in other places so we can also participate.

  22. Kim

    The Warrior Dash is a great bonding experience for your husband and son. Your daughter’s facial expression is priceless. I can see why she wanted no parts of it… the pic of them at the end lol

  23. Liz Mays

    It’s awesome that your husband and son have been training together for this dash! Completing the course in 45 minutes sounds pretty quick!

  24. sara

    I LOVE this post! The father son bond is so important. It must have been so amazing watching them beat this race together as a team. Hopefully they are a lifelong pair and help each other through thick and thin.

  25. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    That’s great that the two of them did the event together, that will make for quite a memory. Boy it sure does look like people got dirty!

  26. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This looks like such a fun event. I love that it was great bonding time for you both. The cause is so worthwhile too!

  27. Sandy N Vyjay

    Loved reading about the father and son bonding. Shared experiences and activities are the foundation for strong relationships.

  28. Dhemz

    wow, how fun was that! The father and son duo did a great job. What a great cause too! I can’t believe your son is only 12, my daughter is 11 and she still acts like a baby…lol!

  29. adriana

    WOW! Congrats! This course does NOT look easy, so props for completing it! I’ve always wanted to try something like this but I’ve been nervous to actually do it haha!

    • MimiCuteLips

      It wasn’t which is why I’ve never done this race. Mud obstacle runs are a lot of fun. You should try one at least once.

  30. Kita Bryant

    That’s so fast! I couldn’t do it anywhere near that quick. Congrats on taking part!

  31. Jenny

    This has been on my bucket list for a while. It looks like so much fun. It’s so exciting that you got to do this with your family. I’m sure it was a great experience.

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