Swimming pool or mud pit—it’s all in the name of fitness for Olympian-turned-TV host Summer Sanders. She’s a veteran of the Warrior Dash (the crazy-fun mud run loaded with obstacles like mudslides and fire-hopping), and now she’s partnering with us to host five races. We caught up with her before the mud slingin’ begins.
I actually didn’t keep track of my time the first time I raced it. Funny ... I guess I was having too much fun getting muddy and jumping fire to notice a clock!
I think the climbing wall is pretty difficult because I have a bit of a fear of heights. It’s not debilitating, but it’s enough to make me want to get up and over as fast as possible without looking down!
Jumping over fire! It made for such an awesome photo! Funny enough, I was right behind a firefighter when I did it!
It was ooey and gooey and gross and awesome! At one point I was swimming through it and touched a random leg ... that was a little freaky and funny!
Well, one has some super-awesome and unpredictable obstacles and the other has a black line at the bottom if the pool ... both are quite rewarding in their own way!
A good, powerful shower head and some patience! Like an epic day at the beach, the mud sticks with you for a while; it gets everywhere. It’s kind of like your badge of honor! Some races just have a medal; Warrior Dash has mud and medals!
Cooking with the kiddos! I have to just let my clean freak go and enjoy the kid cooking that takes place in my kitchen. A dropped egg, some errant flour … it all gets clean in the end. When the kids cook, they learn about what goes into making good, flavorful, healthy, real food, and how much fun the process can be!