I think birthdays are special and should always be celebrated in some way, big or small. I always try to plan something for mine, even if it is just a quiet night out with friends or dinner with the family. This year I decided to try something a little different and definitely outside of my comfort zone- I scraped together a team (which actually turned into two teams) to compete in the Urban Raid, a 5k obstacle course set in the Government Center/Faneuil Hall/Waterfront areas of Boston.
photos courtesy of my dad
We were all a little nervous about actually finishing- none of us have a lot (or any) experience with these kind of races- but I'm happy to say we all crossed the finish line AND had times that we were impressed with. Combined with gorgeous weather and an afterparty at Ned Devine's with Shipyard Brewing Company (we earned those beers!), I really couldn't have asked for a better birthday celebration. We're already looking forward to next year!
Thanks to SurThrival for the action shots throughout the race and getting this one with me and my brother!