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About Julie Palamar

I am a 32 year old mother of a special needs toddler who recently started running obstacle course races after setting it as a new years resolution for myself after loosing almost 75lbs. I work full time as a nanny of 3 preteen girls. My life outside of OCR is pretty much my family and my daughter.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Ocean City Maryland

By |October 9th, 2019|

Spartan Race branches out, hosting a Urban Sprint race in Ocean City, Maryland. The course combined the best of a Stadion race and a traditional Sprint course.

Race Recap: Bonefrog Challenge, New Jersey

By |June 18th, 2019|

The Bonefrog Trident is earned by completing all three distances over a calendar year. See what it's like to attempt this feat in one day!

Race Recap: Your First Mud Run – Bethlehem, PA

By |June 11th, 2019|

Looking for a low key, family friendly race that is open to kids as young as 5? Your First Mud Run may be the race for you!

“You Plan to do What?” Honest First Time Runners Tell All

By |June 3rd, 2019|

Fear and worry seem to be one of the biggest reasons people are hesitant to sign up for an OCR. When I asked what they feared the most, it seemed pretty consistent: Worry about being able to do the obstacles, how long the race would take, would they even be able to finish or keep up with friends who had run before. Would people laugh at them when they failed an obstacle or had to walk? What if you need help over the starting wall?

Race Recap: Savage Race Maryland Spring

By |May 15th, 2019|

If you like your OCR with extra mud, this year's Savage Race Maryland was for you.

Race Recap: New Jersey Ultra and Beast

By |May 10th, 2019|

How did nasty weather impact the Spartan Tri-State New Jersey Ultra and Beast?

Spartan Stadiums vs Mountains: What is the Difference and How to Train

By |March 5th, 2019|

Stadion or Mountain? Which do you prefer? Find out more about how these races differ and how to train for each.

Race Recap: Fall FIT Challenge XI

By |November 29th, 2018|

Twice a year F.I.T. Challenge hosts a small race in Rhode Island. November 17th at Diamond Hill State Park  I had the pleasure of attending my 1st F.I.T. Challenge race. F.I.T. has won and been a top contender for many Mud Run Guide best of awards the last few years which made me very excited to see what all the talk was about.

How Racing Helped My Special Needs Daughter

By |November 15th, 2018|

When you find out your child has special needs as a parent your mind goes all over. What did you do wrong, how can you help them? As a parent, these thoughts never really go away, or at least they have not for me. My daughter has multiple diagnoses. Autism, a speech delay called Apraxia, Anxiety, and ADHD.

Savage Race Maryland Fall 2018

By |September 13th, 2018|

Savage Race's fall Maryland event for 2018 was at the Hopkins Game Farm in Kennedyville, Maryland. They have been consistently using this location now for their spring and fall events in the last few years. The weather was very dreary and overcast throughout the day with periods of ran off and on. However, the race still offered smiles and enjoyment.

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