In 2013 Obstacle Course Racing changed my life! Shortly after moving to Florida from Wisconsin, I was invited to participate in a Warrior Dash by some friends from the University of Central Florida!
My first race could have also been my last OCR... When the starting gun went off with the Warrior Dash flames I started my sprint to the front of the pack. Less than a 1/4 of a mile in, before we had even reached the first obstacle, my left foot sunk deep into some mud and came out shoe-less! My shoe was several feet deep in the mud and hundreds of people were storming towards me. I had to make a tough decision. End my race there... or keep going despite the setback. So I decided to start running with one shoe. It was extremely uncomfortable so I took off my other shoe and threw it into the woods.
I was going to finish the remaining 3 miles BAREFOOT! Nothing would stop me! The decision to keep going when I had a setback has made a huge difference in my life and my performance as an OCR athlete! I've lived my life since then with the lesson that I learned that day at heart "No obstacle can stop you without your consent!" Thanks to that decision I'm in the best shape of my life and I've learned about the life changing power that obstacle course racing has!
Hence The OCR Project! We are on a mission to "End the Trend of Obesity” and make fitness fun by introducing the world to the sport of Obstacle Course Racing! OCR changed our lives and we want to pay it forward!
In 2016 we are aiming to help 100 people complete their FIRST obstacle course race! Additionally, we plan to help many other OCR addicts like us improve their performance and impact! Our coaches and OCR training services will help grow the sport and change thousands of lives! Whether you want to train for your first race or want to pay OCR forward and become a coach we invite you to explore the site to find out more!
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