This week, we talk to 48-year old Deanna Blegg from Melbourne, Australia. Deanna is the definition of tough. She is a mother, HIV and AIDS survivor, breast cancer survivor and an adventure racer, obstacle racer, Crossfitter, and by all accounts, all around awesome athlete. Deanna won the overall women’s title in the 2013 World’s Toughest Mudder, a 24-hour obstacle racing event where competitors run continuous 5-mile loops in an attempt to complete as many miles as possible. Just last month, she took 4th place overall in the women’s division of that same race after taking the previous year off to fight breast cancer. As we mentioned...definition of tough. Deanna is also the creator of the BleggMit, a lightweight neoprene glove designed for cold weather races. And she help others prep for endurance events with her BleggFit training programs.
SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - DEANNA BLEGG
Sport: Adventure racing, obstacle racing, Crossfit
Quote: "Look forward - don't look back."
EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE - REGINA ANDLER
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 obstacle racer Regina Andler.
EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - REGINA ANDLER
Sport: Obstacle racing
Quote: "There's not just one cookie-cutter way to get over obstacles."