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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.

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Nicole Fleming

By |February 13th, 2019|

Meet Nicole Fleming, a 45-year-old OCR Bad Ass who loves the camaraderie and the feeling of community in OCR. Nicole has fought her way back from a battle with Lupus and a broken heel to continue trail racing and OCR. Her story is inspiring, and I hope somewhere, she can inspire others to not give up and keep fighting.

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Carrie Brooks

By |February 6th, 2019|

Carrie Brooks is a 46-year-old momma who took control of her health at aged 40. She no longer wanted to feel unfit, so she quit smoking and started working out. The quest for her health lead her into the world of OCR, and she is now addicted to being fit, healthy and strong.

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Hillary Shusterman

By |January 30th, 2019|

Meet Hillary Shusterman. a 27-year-old Boston resident who works as a marketing consultant. By night/weekend, she is a bad-ass on course pushing herself past pre-conceived limits. I wanted to share her story, as I feel what makes Hillary bad-ass is that she can admit when things are outside of her comfort zone, but still finds a way to succeed. Being a Bad Ass woman of OCR doesn't mean you are 100% fearless, it means you do not let the fear cripple you!

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Kym Butcher

By |January 23rd, 2019|

Kym Butcher's inspiring comback embodies the inner strength, determination, and heart found in every single Bad Ass Woman of OCR.

Badass Women of OCR – Renee Larsen (BEASTS OCR)

By |December 19th, 2018|

Renee Larson's journey into the world of OCR is an interesting one. A couple of years back she found her fitness groove in Zumba, then realized she wanted more

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.

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