I think I may have discovered an alternative to traditional couples therapy.
Obstacle Course Racing / Mud Runs.
Yep, you heard me right. If you and your significant other aren’t getting along I would recommend that you get down and dirty with them at a mud run or OCR to help you work out your differences. I am not an expert in couples therapy BUT I have a story that may just open your mind to the idea.
On the drive from the D to Indianapolis for the Spartan Race the bf and I were NOT getting along. At. All. We spent the 5 hour drive half in silence and half in bickering mode. At this point I don’t even know what I was upset about but I am sure it was something legitimate. (Although I am sure the bf will tell you that it wasn’t. Ha!)
When we woke up the next day at the hotel we were both still a bit on edge from the night before but we had a race to do so with that focus in mind we set out on yet another drive to get to the Spartan Race.
During the Spartan Race we were able to forget about our argument completely. We were totally immersed in the running, the obstacles and most importantly experiencing it all together. There was something about tackling that challenge together as a team that allowed us to put aside our petty differences and just enjoy each other’s company.
When we crossed that finish line together we both took great satisfaction in knowing that we could overcome any and all obstacles together if we just worked as a team!
Cheesy, I know but true nonetheless.
So what do you think?
Do you think OCRs and mud runs could be the next couples therapy?