Obstacle Racing a Form of Privilege? Why That’s Good

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The conversation on privilege throws the word around like profanity, as if those in the privileged ranks by birth and circumstance are somehow infected with a social form of original sin. The privileged are led to feel guilt, but not offered a solution. Now, some might ague, that list of elitism includes the Obstacle Course […]

5 Reasons to Avoid Mud Runs and OCR

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Each year millions of otherwise normal, well-adjusted humans lapse into temporary insanity and participate in a phenomenon called “mud runs” (as well as “obstacle races”). What is a mud run you ask? According to Mud Run HQ: A mud run is usually a course or trail of between 5 to 10 kilometer’s in distance with […]

4 Lessons this OCR Athlete Learned at Gunny’s Boot Camp (CrossFit) Challenge

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Back when reading books was still in vogue, my father taught me the art of research and exploration, that magical, unexpected gems existed in the straight line between question and answer: serendipity. Serendipity paid me a visit this past weekend when my wife and I researched information about one race and discovered another event by […]

How Obstacle Course Racing Changed my Life

  Athleticism was never a foreign concept in the Bowen household. My father was a Ranger in the U.S. Army who frequently participated in running and hiking events, my mother was captain of her high school cheer squad, and I was a third generation All-Conference goal keeper for my high school soccer team. Something happened […]