I include my family in most of my experiences. If they don't involve themselves directly, they are usually there to watch. My youngest boy is my shadow
What I do, he does, so I always put some time aside for a slower workout that he can mimic, go on a shorter bike ride so he can tag along, or teach him different skills. I bought him a snowboard this Winter so we could shred together. He will sometimes sit in my "Zen Den" and stare at me meditate which in a way is his own version of sitting still and just "being". I have slung him over my shoulders in a child carrier and sumitted Mt. Carleton in New Brunswick, Canada. My Wife, Son "Hiker" and I do a lot of camping and back country canoeing as a family unit. Family is what drives me to be a better person and a role model for my kids. There is nothing better than family.
l love it. I think there's a disconnect for some people between doing things like OCR and doing things with your kids. If you, as an adult, are doing something like this, it's assumed you're not doing things with the family.
But the races have really made stuff so accessible to whole families now that it's too easy to just bring everyone along to have fun! Tough Mudder, Spartan, and Battlefrog (at least) have kids' races (so does our local Mud Ninja race that I've mentioned on many occasions) so there's no reason that everyone can't do this stuff together.
I'm a firm believer that we can have our own physical challenges in life without excluding our families from it - I work out with my kids, share ways to do just that, and encourage ways of working out that are inclusive and family friendly as much as possible for just that reason.
A lot of it just comes down to shifting your paradigm on this stuff. Getting exercise need not mean taking time away from family. In fact, it's more fun and effective when it's done together, I think.
You just need the techniques and the ideas.
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