40 Reasons Why Obstacle Racing Is Like Kinky Sex

I came across the following on the SOLO Performance blog written by obstacle racer Ekaterina Solovieva and had to re-post on my blog (reprinted with permission). Check out her awesome blog! Enjoy!!

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Solo is a Toronto-based obstacle racer, health coach and college professor. She writes about the sport of obstacle racing, awesome gear and all things extreme at www.solovieva.com

40 Reasons Why Obstacle Racing Is Like Kinky Sex

by Ekaterina Solovieva (reprinted with permission)

Together. In the woods. Decked out in spandex. Breathing heavily. Glistening with sweat. Upright. On your stomach. On your back. On your side. Hanging off various fixtures. Exchanging exhausted, but happy smiles at the end.

You will never look at obstacle racing the same way again…

Here are 40 reasons why obstacle racing is like kinky sex:

1. safety first

2. warm up (aka foreplay) is important

3. you will get dirty

4. swearing is often involved

5. the more, the merrier

6. it’s messy

7. coming first or last does not really matter as long as you finish

8. wetter is better

9. it’s a good way to meet people

10. pain is not necessarily a bad thing

11. if you are not tired at the finish, you are not doing it right

12. breathing and moaning are encouraged

13. it relieves stress

14. you are starving in the end

15. you get better with practice

16. you quickly bond with strangers

17. faster is not necessarily better

18. anyone can do it, but not everyone will

19. there may be tears

20. it’s full of surprises

21. sometimes things get pretty technical

22. you never know what’s coming next

23. swinging may be involved

24. you either love it or hate it

25. you may start together, but at the end it’s ultimately a solo performance

26. you go at your own pace

27. best teammates will ensure you make it to the finish

28. you may get dizzy

29. you may slip and slide

30. you may get a cramp in a random body part

31. you may end up with cuts and bruises

32. eventually you get into gear and paraphernalia

33. sharp objects may be involved

34. there is certain risk of injury, but the fun is worth it

35. It may not be a daily thing, but you need it fairly regularly to take the edge off

36. in the wild, your true nature comes out

37. yes, the barbed wire is real

38. others simply do not understand

39. it hurts, but feels sooo good

40. flexibility helps

41. it’s all about who you do it with

YOUR TURN:

What’s your favorite from the list above? What did I miss?

Signing off,

Solo

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Ruck On. Stay Muddy.

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