This is a little different blog than my typical posts. Obstacle Course Racing is a very physically demanding sport. It takes a lot of discipline and training. I have a 16 year old who has found this as an outlet to relieve stress. She was introduced to the sport when my best friend and her family showed her a course a year ago and had the privilege of going with them last year to be a spectator at World Championships in Canada. Since then she has completely involved her life in the sport. Training at a gym here in Nashua, Train180 3-4 days a week and 1 day a one on one session with her coach.
Since her first race Spartan Fenway Sprint last November she was determined to make it to 2017 OCR World Championships again in Canada. She worked hard and at her first (and each race following) she qualified for World Championships.
She worked hard and put everything she had into training for these races and maintained perfect grades throughout the year. She also made time to maintain her status with the Nashua YMCA Leaders Program and doing multiple volunteer events for them.
The deal we came to throughout the year was that the only way she could race was if she volunteered at each race to receive a free race credit. She did with enthusiasm. She recently received her trifecta which is a Beast (she completed in 7 hours and blew our socks off at her time), a Super (again, against the worst conditions completed and still qualified for world championships) and a sprint (which she came in 1st for her age group and finish in 39 minutes).
In the Sprint that she just completed she qualified for 2018 World Championships in London, England!! I originally told her that she was going to have to forego that because I am a single mom with 2 teenage kids and love my job but don't make enough to get us to the UK in October 2018. She informed me she was going and she was going to everything she could to go! She has started a gofundme account. She is applying everywhere she can to get a job. She has also started making friendship bracelets that she is selling for $2. Along with that to help her 50% of all of Purple Zen sales (products and services) will be going to her fund.
Both her brother and I are incredibly proud of her and everything she has accomplished and now she is doing everything she can to tackle 2018 OCR World Championships in London, England, UK!
We would greatly appreciate any help to get her there and to see her dream become reality!
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Hi there! I am new to the blogging thing so bare with me. I have had a long path at life and this year I decided to change that. The Law Of Attraction right? Positive thinking brings positve action. This blog is about the research I have done on making my life better.