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About Kya Michelle

Kya Michelle made headlines in the OCR community after losing 130 lbs and completing World's Toughest Mudder in 2014. She is an avid marathoner, ultra marathoner, trail runner, Spartan junkie, Tough Mudder enthusiast and health coach. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cliff jumping, traveling the world and writing for Mud Run Guide.

Inside OCR gyms: King’s Camps and Fitness – San Carlos, CA

By |July 4th, 2018|

Obstacle Course Racing has been one of the most exhilarating new fitness trends of the twenty-first century; making headlines in not just North America, but globally. Nearly 80% of adults 18-25 are familiar with the craze, and even my grandparents are coloring themselves intrigued. Noticeably, Crossfit gyms and boot camps are expanding their services to offer OCR training and profit off this new fitness craze.

Race Recap: Gladiator Rock n’ Run at Angel Stadium California

By |April 18th, 2018|

This year, Gladiator Rock n' Run Race decided it was time to evolve with the future, so the company vocalized their intrigue in organizing a stadium run. Spartan was the first to introduce it in 2012, and now many of the leading obstacle course racing brands are becoming fascinated with the idea of racing in their favorite arenas and ballparks.

Race Recap: GRIT OCR

By |February 21st, 2018|

I had the pleasure of experiencing the inaugural Grit OCR event in beautiful Santa Clarita, California. Previously Grit OCR was planning to develop an OCR fitness center, however after participating in the spectacular SPACEROCK Trail Race organized by New Global Adventures, an organization that specializes in trail running and endurance event including the VALENCIA Trail Race and Silver Moon Race.

The High Costs of Escaping your Bubble

By |January 19th, 2018|

The great thing about OCR  is that there is an abundance of dedicated runners (and walkers!) who have come together because of a struggle. I can't even begin to guess how many thousands of people have transformed their bodies, minds, and souls because of these events. I'm not just talking about weight loss and muscle gain, but amazing people who have overcome drugs addictions, alcohol dependencies, bulimia, anorexia, cancer, and other major health concerns.

Race Recap: San Diego Epic Race Series

By |January 12th, 2018|

I'll admit it: I had heard from a friend that Epic Series was an easy beginner race, so I was prepared to deal with an unorganized chaotic mess, as often times the new or beginner race companies are still learning the tricks of the trade. But as I embarked on my very first Epic Series Race this past Saturday, I was pleased to see that I was wrong. Epic Race was truly EPIC in deliverance.

Training Tuesday: Unconventional Training in an Unconventional Sport

By |November 28th, 2017|

This got me thinking about all the crazy things I've done in preparation for a race and how endless the possibilities were for this sport. With all the chaotic surprises and dilemmas involved, she couldn't be the only one training in "unconventional” ways, right?

Race Recap: Tough Mudder Half SoCal

By |November 9th, 2017|

Over the weekend I embarked on a journey known as the Tough Mudder. Many are familiar with this race brand and continue to associate it with pain, torment, toughness and sheer badassery. I will start by saying that this may be the case with most Tough Mudder's/ Toughest Mudders and World's Toughest Mudders, but today I was pleasantly surprised with - dare I say it - how easy and laid back the Tough Mudder Half was.

Spartan Race: Building bladder strength and stamina. Do YOU have what it takes?

By |October 16th, 2017|

Spartan Race is a magical experience. You truly get to channel your inner-warrior and put your limits to the test. I love Spartan Race for this and have done nearly 40 events with them.  But what if “putting your limits to the test” was also a test of your bladder strength? Is this acceptable?

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