Well, so much for that goal.
One of the goals I had set for myself this year was a 5K run + obstacles + zombies: "Run for Your Lives" near Baltimore.
I didn't get to participate, and it wasn't my fault.
The short version: the event was staged as a series of "waves" throughout the day. Each wave had 300-400 runners setting out on a 5K course with obstacles (crawling through "sewer", climbing over fence, etc) as people in zombie make-up tried to steal the runners flag-football-style "life points". I was scheduled for the 3:30 wave. We were told to try to get there an hour early.
So my friends and I were about 5 miles away at 2:10, when the traffic just stopped. Turns out that the parking lot for the event was a grassy field, and all the cars going through the same entrance and exit had turned the approach into a mud-bog. Cars were getting stuck, blocking other traffic. We got to the parking lot at 4:30, then took the shuttle to the actual site of the event. By the time we got through with all of that, the organizers had closed down the event: it was getting too dark.
That's the short version -- the long version is quite a rant.
Anyway, moving on to my next goal: the Philadelphia half marathon in about 4 weeks. Eeep!