Charity Fick takes a look each week at the women who help shape the obstacle racing industry both publicly and behind the scenes. This series publishes a new profile every Wednesday on Mud Run Guide. Some of the women are the most public figures in the sport and others work tirelessly behind the scenes promoting and working in the industry.
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.
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.
Fontaine Rittelmann is someone who is new to our sport but that doesn't mean she hasn't accomplished a lot of things. I am happy to share with you her story, in hopes that she inspires others to take a chance on themselves and try something new.
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!
Tracy Murillo has quite the story to tell. Previously she was a distance runner but found that running wasn't lighting her fitness fire. After completing her first OCR race she was hooked and the rest is history.
Earlier this year, I had what felt like a chance in a lifetime to interview Mariane Lirio. Me reaching out had a lot to do with how impressed I was with Mariane Lirio in the OCR circuit. Do any of you know of a Mariane Lirio? Or, better question, how many of us sleep on the prowess most women have in the OCR industry?
Christy Van Vliet is one of the hardest working women I know. She is the proud mother of 3 boys, a super active fitness instructor and is always pushing herself to reach her goals. She uses fitness and health to inspire others and is not afraid to back down from a challenge.
Every OCR athlete's story has a beginning. When getting into the sport of OCR, some embrace the suck while others run with friends for fun. Petra Belvins is someone who has embraced the sport of OCR, constantly pushes her limits, and was once an Olympic hopeful.
Amber Myers is a passionate mother who uses food to keep her family healthy, and exercise to build her own fitness and strength. I reached out to Amber for this article series, as I wanted a different perspective in regards to being a "Badass".
On a team, there are many moving parts that need to mesh well in order for the team to succeed. It's not one person that makes or breaks a team, but the collective spirit and drive of its members, such as Jenna Ravenscraft.