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About Charity Fick

Charity Fick is a distance runner who currently resides in beautiful Surrey BC Canada with her husband and partner in Mud Ryan, and her daughter Sierra and step daughters Brandi and Samantha.Although running was and still is her first passion, she is an avid OCR enthusiast. Charity has participated in a number of different road / trail and family oriented runs and OCRS within the past few years and is always up for a new challenge. She has successfully completed multiple runs ranging in distance from the fast 5km up to the 42 km marathon distance. Charity Fick is an active participant in the online running and OCR communities, and continues to write articles, race reviews, and human interest pieces exclusively for Mud Run Guide.com. She is currently a member of several communities including the Mud Run Crew, the Canadian Mudd Queens, her local OCR training group – VanCity OCR, and runs frequently with the We Run Surrey Crew. Charity is also passionate about talking to others within the OCR community and sharing their stories.Her interest in OCR was born after reading Brett Stewart’s book – Ultimate Obstacle Race Training, and after completing her first solo Spartan race, she was hooked.In her spare time, Charity enjoys writing, blogging, digital photography, running, working out and Obstacle Course racing. As a proud wife and mother, it is her hopes that others will hear her stores about the mud, barbed wire, friendships, bruises and fire and be inspired to make a change in their lives by trying something new. You can often hear Charity on course laughing, and making jokes about how much she loves getting dirty and how OCR is good for the Soul.

Badass Women of OCR – Toni Hessen (Beasts OCR)

By |December 12th, 2018|

Let's talk about my latest Badass Woman in this series - Toni Hessen. She is a strong bad ass momma that comes from a meat cutting career. Like most of us, she did her first OCR and was hooked.

Badass Women of OCR – Tessa Turnbull (Beasts OCR)

By |December 5th, 2018|

Allow me to introduce to you, Tessa Turnbull. This woman thrives on adventure, and on doing as many endurace events as time / her body will allow. She truly pushes herself at every event, and is not afraid to decide the night before to make the trek to an event.

Badass Women of OCR – JahLisa James

By |November 28th, 2018|

Next up in my Badass Women of OCR article series, meet JahLisa James. She is a 30-year-old badass who has done multiple obstacle course races and ran her 41st Tough Mudder event when she competed in the 2018 World's Toughest Mudder event in Atlanta.

Badass Women of OCR – Jessica Martin (BEASTS OCR)

By |November 21st, 2018|

I had the absolute honor of meeting Jessica Martin for the first time this summer, at the Spartan Hurricane Heat in Washougal, Washington. During these events, you don't get a lot of time to talk, but I could sense that she was a powerful force, and I needed to know more about her.

Part 3 – Trying to Find Balance between life and OCR – Daniel Ludwig

By |November 19th, 2018|

This is Part 3 in my mini-series regarding finding Balance between life and OCR. I know that this is something most of us work on, most often on a day to day basis. It's not easy to find a one size fits all approach to and balance things out, and I am hoping by sharing Daniel's story, it might help someone figure out a plan on how to make it all work.

Badass Women of OCR – Lisa Lindley (BEASTS OCR)

By |November 14th, 2018|

Lisa Lindley is a 38-year badass a momma has embraced the sport of OCR with a passion. She is hardworking, strong, determined but proves anyone can overcome fears one steps at a time.

Part 2- Trying to Find Balance between life and OCR – Julie Palamar

By |November 12th, 2018|

Next up in my three-part mini-series on how to find a balance between life and OCR, I would like to introduce to you Julie Palamar. Not only is she the nanny to triplet girls, but she also has her own child that she is raising.

How Road Racing Relates to OCR (Obstacle Course Racing)

By |November 8th, 2018|

Aaron Singleton and I had been chatting online this summer quite a bit and decided it would be neat to collaborate on an article. I wanted to show how it felt to go from road runner to obstacle course racer, and how it felt to go from obstacle course racer to road runner.

Badass Women of OCR – Jessica Hudnutt (Beasts OCR)

By |November 7th, 2018|

Jessica Hudnutt proves that a single mom can be strong for her kids, but get out on course, try new things and push her own pre-conceived limits. Read on to learn more about this Badass Woman!

Part 1 – Trying to Find Balance between life and OCR – Hillary Greene

By |November 5th, 2018|

Everyone understands how tough it is to find balance within our lives for general "adulting" (paying bills, going to work) and being able to train to be our best in the Obstacle Course World. I don't want to say anyone person has more challenges in achieving balance than another, however, I find being a parent adds an extra level of difficulty to this equation.

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