Arizona based Phoenix Evolution hosted their second annual OCR Relay Race benefitting PTSD Veteran Athletes. This unique obstacle course event paired racers who competed to complete as man obstacles as they could in 4 hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The team of "Badass Women" I wanted to talk about today are Lisa Stroud and Debi Fish. Both women are badass momma's that have stepped outside of their comfort zone to face physical and mental challenges on course.
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.