This week, we talk to 42-year old Karen Porter, a Registered Dietitian and Adaptive Obstacle Racing Athlete and U.S. Army Veteran living in Atlanta, Georgia. This year, she qualified for the pro round of the U.S. OCR Championships, the Spartan Race World Championships as well as the OCR World Championships. She is the only known adaptive athlete to qualify pro for each of these events. She regularly competes against the best of the best in the elite or pro divisions of obstacle course races, and most of her fellow racers have no idea the challenges she faces to compete side by side with them. In this episode, we talk about how an adaptive athlete is defined and what that means for her as an obstacle racer, the role nutrition plays for endurance athletes, and how to live a life with limitations but no limits.
SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - KAREN PORTER
Sport: Obstacle racing, trail racing, road racing, bodybuilding competitor
Quote: "Accept no limits."
Website: Roswell Nutrition
EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE - SONYA ELIAS
Each week, we start our show with our featured EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE. In this segment, we shine the spotlight on athletes over age 40 from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels.. Our Everyday Seasoned Athletes will be sharing why they do what they do and what they’ve learned along the way – all in their own words. This week, we feature Calgary-based obstacle racer Sonya Elias.
EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - SONYA ELIAS
Sport: Obstacle racing
Quote: "Surround yourself with really badass women who don't accept no as an answer."