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Dec 13, 2016

Amelia Boone is 33 years old, working as an attorney in California while also competing as pretty much a full time OCR athlete (Obstacle Course Racer). Since the sport's inception, she’s arguably the world's most decorated obstacle racer amassing more than 30 victories and 50 podiums! 

Career highlights include:

  • 3x winner of the World's Toughest Mudder (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Spartan Race World Champion 2013
  • Spartan Race Points Series Champion (2013 & 2015)
  • 3x Death Race Finisher (Winter 2012, Summer 2012, Summer 2013)

“I’m not the strongest. I’m not the fastest. But I’m really good at suffering.” – Amelia Boone

Show notes

  • Moving from Chicago to California and the benefits which came from it
  • Getting Amelia to introduce herself 
  • Being a full time attorney and also a full time obstacle course racer
  • Being sporty at school, but not being a typical runner
  • Getting to spend time outside, playing team sports such as softball, and soccer
  • Being good at everything but not the best at anything
  • Why she thinks she's successful at endurance events
  • Using the gym while at college and at law school to help deal with stress
  • Learning about Tough Mudder and deciding to give it a go
  • Her first Tough Mudder - going back and reliving the memories!
  • Why she loved it and why she decided to do another one
  • Trying to do her pull up and why the “funky money obstacle” was her big challenge
  • Why you have to go after your first pull up!!
  • Her most impulsive decision in her life and why she signing up for a 24hr Tough Mudder  - The Worlds First!
  • Looking for meaning and try to find a new challenge
  • Using cross fit to develop strength
  • Being one of the 13th finishers to finish the race out of 900 people
  • Having to break through the ice & being the coldest she’d ever been and why this low point was also a high point and life changing for her!
  • Why it’s a race but it’s still about the community
  • Learning mental resilience and why it can be easy to get over whelmed by the size and length of the race
  • Mental tips and tricks to get through the tough times
  • Her favourite song which got her around the 2012 Tough Mudder Race!
  • How the number of women entering races has changed over the years and why women should enter the longer races
  • What’s she learned from running races and how she’s been able to apply it to her life
  • Trying to get balance in her life!
  • Waking up at 4 - 4.30 am!!!
  • Coping with injury over the past year
  • Why you have to find a new normal
  • Losing her identity and going through a period of trying to work out who she was
  • What she would like to see happen in 2017
  • Dealing with the pressure she places on herself
  • Words of advice & top tips

Learn more about Amelia by visiting her website!

Say hi to Amelia once you've listened to this episode on twitter! @ameliaboone I'm @_TOUGH_GIRL

 

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