I first learned about Adriane Alvord on the World's Toughest Podcast. Listening to her story, I got emotional. Here was a survivor of domestic abuse who was able to use OCR and racing as a way to survive, and feels alive again in her own life. She was able to get out of a truly awful situation in life and has become an OCR force of nature.
I first heard about Heather Bode through the Overcome and Run Podcast I was listening to on the way to work one morning. As an OCR racer, I found it quite interesting to hear the take on everything OCR from a husband and wife team.
Candice McKnight is a Badass Woman in OCR as she has embraced change, constantly faces her fears, and is pushing herself to do more and be more. She has come so far in her health journey, and I am excited to share her story with you all.
Molly Kenneth, is a woman whose main is to ensure you get back on course as healthy as possible. I felt it was important to share her story, as there is a huge misconception that once you are in the medic tent your race is done.
Rachael George’s story is one of triumph and courage. She decided to make a huge life-changing decision and have weight loss surgery. From that point, she signed up for her first Tough Mudder in November of 2015 and hasn’t looked back since
Michelle Ford is a true inspiration to us all. I watched in November as she came in third place at World's Toughest Mudder. The entire time that I saw her on the live footage she was smiling, happy and looked like she was having a great time. It was her positive and genuine spirit that made me want to feature her in this article series - not to mention the fact that she is a genuine badass.
Lisa Nondorf had been brought to my attention before as someone that needed to be profiled for this series. She has a background in competitive gymnastics and diving, which provides her with a versatile skill set for the OCR (mental grit, discipline, and stamina). In this, her third season of OCR she has been able to podium 8 out of 10 races.
As the Director of people and culture at the PUR Company, Cerys Cook works hard to build and foster an amazing team of individuals. In fact, the PUR Company was recently awarded the 2017 Most Admired Corporate Culture in Canada award. Building the best corporate culture in Canada was not an easy task, and I am sure that Cerys is very proud of the team that she continues to develop.
What makes Jaclyn a Badass Woman in the OCR community, is that not only does she strive to work on her own OCR game, and helps those women around her strengthen their skills and ability through a free facebook challenge group she hosts.
Francesca Chiorando is quite the interesting gal. She is a blogger, an avid OCR enthusiast, and part of the Ghost Squad. She has a passionate giving spirit and truly cares about those wanting to push themselves and reach new personal goals. Having just had a baby recently, Francesca shares her struggles with getting fit again and keeps it real.