Many of us know her as the woman who finished 2nd place in Worlds Toughest Mudder in 2018 (a shocking victory even to Erin), however, there is more to her story. She is a flight commander in the Airforce and has been on the Price is Right. Erin has proven that making choices and sacrifices towards your goals, in the end, is totally worth it.
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.
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!
Renee Larson's journey into the world of OCR is an interesting one. A couple of years back she found her fitness groove in Zumba, then realized she wanted more
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.
Aaron Singleton and I had been chatting online this summer quite a bit and decided it would be neat to collaborate on an article. I wanted to show how it felt to go from road runner to obstacle course racer, and how it felt to go from obstacle course racer to road runner.
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.