Meet Elliot Nickelson. Elliot finds that her gymnastic conditioning training helps her stay strong and accomplish obstacles on course and has even started her own program to help kids with disabilities.
After watching her dad push his limits, break barriers and accomplish some truly amazing goals, Hanah Zamko decided to join him in the mud and ran her first obstacle course race. Like most of us, she was hooked.
Meet Nate Jones. At the age of 17, keeps his sights on his goals and trains hard to achieve them. He wants to show OCR race directors that kids are capable of more, and should be given the chance to prove it.
Meet Kai To, a 10-year-old kid that loves to run, play and get dirty. At 7 years oldm Kai finished the full adult version of the Dooms Day Dash and has big plans for the future.
Carrie Brooks is a 46-year-old momma who took control of her health at aged 40. She no longer wanted to feel unfit, so she quit smoking and started working out. The quest for her health lead her into the world of OCR, and she is now addicted to being fit, healthy and strong.
Meet Hillary Shusterman. a 27-year-old Boston resident who works as a marketing consultant. By night/weekend, she is a bad-ass on course pushing herself past pre-conceived limits. I wanted to share her story, as I feel what makes Hillary bad-ass is that she can admit when things are outside of her comfort zone, but still finds a way to succeed. Being a Bad Ass woman of OCR doesn't mean you are 100% fearless, it means you do not let the fear cripple you!
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.
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.
The Terrain Race in Chandler, Arizona was 3.2 miles of pure mud! This race was held on the grounds of Raw Hide, a special event venue located about 20 miles south of Phoenix. Terrain has changed a few things up over the last few months and one of the first things that I noticed was that the starting line no longer took place in the infamous pools.
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.