The Warrior Dash

The Warrior Dash is coming up in just over three weeks! Strangely enough, I’m more looking forward to it than I am nervous about it. I feel no pressure for time, I just want to finish the damned thing.

Training has been going well, though, and I’m confident I’ll make it. My lifting program has been going great, and I’m at the point on the track that I can put in a full 5K with more running than walking. I’ve not cut much weight, but my pants fit better so I must be doing something right.

Shureido Self Portrait

Bring it on.

I’m also trying to raise some funds for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The Warrior Dash is a big partner with St Jude, and I decided as long as I’ll be running in the Dash anyway, I may as well make it worthwhile for more than just myself.

St Jude offers a tremendous service to children with chronic illnesses, including the daughters of two of my co-workers. If anyone out there would like to help with a donation, I’d greatly appreciate it. Just click over to My St Jude Event page and it’ll help you through the rest. They recommend a $25.00 minimum donation, but donors can choose any amount. Every little bit counts!

I’m running at 1pm on Father’s Day, June 17th. I plan to have the Wife shoot some photos and maybe some video of me slogging through the mud or some of the obstacles. 12 obstacles in three miles? I can do this!

I just hope they don’t have to drag me across the finish line on a stretcher.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.


  1. Awesome, Mike!!! You Sir, are a Good, and Tough Man!!!

  2. Troy says:

    Good luck, Mike!

    I know you can do it!

    Oh…had a “Waterboy” moment there.


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