Last year, I heard about something new, the Liquid Run. But it was scheduled for the same weekend that I did the Irvine Lake Mud Run last year, and I was already signed up for that one. When they announced the dates this year, and it was the weekend after the Irvine Lake Mud Run, I signed up.
So June 24th, I drove down to Newport Beach to try something new.
This isn’t like the runs I normally do. The course was only a quarter mile, and it was all on floating platforms in a little cove. There were things for us to climb over and go around and even slide down. It looked like fun.
However, the experience wasn’t nearly as fun as I wanted it to be. While there didn’t appear to be crowds early, they were backed up by the time I went to run it, so I started late. Not that it helped. For the first third of the course, we were stuck in a traffic jam and just barely inching forward. Things did get better after that, fortunately. I might have baled if it didn’t get better.
Even when we started to get moving, I didn’t have that much fun with it. I mentioned the floating platforms, right? The made standing very difficult, especially if you have no sense of balance like I do. Plus the platforms were slippery when wet. And I had a hard time getting over some of the obstacles since I couldn’t push off since my feet were slipping.
I wound up being out there much longer than I thought I would be. The lockers I had to rent from were looking to move on by that time, but they waited, fortunately. And I was meeting Joy for lunch, and I was much later than I told her I would be.
So, I won’t be signing up for this one again. Other people seemed to really enjoy it, but it wasn’t my thing. I don’t regret it, however, since I wanted to try it out and see what I thought.