Do something with your kids that will challenge you both! Get out of your comfort zone! This past weekend, my eight-year-old son and I did a three and half mile obstacle race called “The Crusher Race.”
A Race will Get You Out of Your Comfort Zone
Let me preface this before anyone gets crazy and worries if this is “safe.” The Crusher is not a Spartan Race and not a even a Tough Mudder. It’s a family friendly event. It will challenge the participants, but not to the point of anything extreme. The obstacles are no joke and the run is not easy when you are covered in mud and water.
My son and I signed up for this because we wanted to do it for fun. However, we got more than we bargained for. Below are some unexpected highlights from our experience.
The Race got us out of our comfort zone
Doing an obstacle race and being covered from head to toe in mud will definitely get you out of your comfort zone. When we push out of our comfort zones and we do it with our kids, we get to grow together. We also have the opportunity to inspire each other and pour words of encouragement into each other. Throughout the race, I kept telling my son how much he was inspiring me. He took on each challenge with grit. He ran fast between obstacles. He never hesitated. Here is what shocked me the most…those inspiring words were reciprocated back to me. My son kept telling me how much he was inspired by me and how much I was helping him be his best. It shocked me to hear an eight-year-old speak these words even in the face of extreme challenges.
Memories for a lifetime
I have no doubt that my son and I will remember the day we dominated the Crusher Race together. It will be something we will remember for the rest of our lives.
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