On September 7th, my 7 year-old daughter, Olivia, completed her 2nd obstacle race of the year. If I had known she was so eager to do them, I would have entered her into more.
With all the races she’s done, Olivia prefers the obstacle races instead of just straight running. I think I’m raising a little Spartan.
This race was held in Staten Island.
Yes, I said Staten Island. Don’t even start. I lived there for several years. It’s not THAT bad. Really, it’s not.
This is a real obstacle race. Climbing, crawling, running, and hoping you don’t fall. Lots of kids were falling. Lots of kids were crying. But as long as they finished, that was the important thing. Too bad there was no mud.
Olivia loves this type of event so as long as I can I’m going to enter her into these races. When you find something your child enjoys, take advantage of it. Especially if its something that will keep them active and healthy. That’s how you promote a fit lifestyle.