Why do we do it? Michael Makar August 31, 2013 Mud Run & Obstacle Race News SHARETWEETPLUS1 Maybe thatâ€™s it. Maybe modern life is too easy, too boring, too many rules and regulations as to how to act appropriately in a controlled settingâ€¦ with too much political correctness.When it comes down to it we are still animals you know. It’s survival of the fittest. Fight or flight. It wasn’t so long ago that our ancestors were hunting animals in the bush and determining who leads their group by brute force. Persistence hunting is what they called it.What do we have now a day? Most of us have cubicles where we hang our work documents. How things â€śneed to be doneâ€ť. Everything determined by some predetermined process somehow, just donâ€™t ask me how. I really donâ€™t know. Follow the â€śprocessâ€ť and you may succeeded. Itâ€™s no wonder why some people have all this bound up aggression.So what have we found to bring the â€śanimalâ€ť back out of us? Maybe it’s obstacle course racing? Some peopleâ€™s philosophy on diets has changed back too.Â I feel this boom in OCR has a direct link to our primal urges as a human. To run, jump, climb, get dirty, all while assisting our fellow man/woman in the process. Itâ€™s a great feeling to get out there on the weekend and let it all out. It gives me a new perspective on how our minds and bodies are capable of so much more than just working a 9 to 5 job. To some extent, it makes me feel free from the rigors of modern society. Obstacle course racing makes me feel good. I wonder how many others share this viewpoint on the matter? From the numbers showing up at races every weekend, Iâ€™m sure quite a few. The article above may contain affiliate links. We receive small commissions from our partners when you register or purchase a product from the partner site. This helps us keep the lights on, the site free for you and event organizers who want to list their events. Â Adventure is one click away Subscribe to our newsletter for breaking obstacle race news, exclusive event discounts, a 10% coupon off your first M+A gear purchase and more.