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Dirt in Your Skirt - The Podcast

Margaret Schlachter - author, journalist, and creator of the award-winning website Dirt in Your Skirt brings the stories of women to your ears. Each episode features the story of a strong and inspiring woman. Many of the guests are related to the obstacle racing, endurance racing, and health and nutrition world. We also like to mix in authors and industry experts. Each guest shares their story, expertise, and wisdom with the audience in an educational, informational, and entertaining manner. Each episode we try to get to the "why" that drives these women to continue to explore a new idea, conquer old fears, and inspire those around them through their actions and work. Episodes are released weekly on Tuesdays.
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Aug 30, 2016
This week on the podcast we have a special guest to mark the 10th episode of the show, Vanessa Runs. Vanessa and I have been friends for years and in 2012 she was one of the people who helped me to gather the courage to quit my day job and jump into Dirt in Your Skirt and Obstacle Racing full time, so it was special to have her on the podcast, to say the least! Vanessa is a modern day nomad living in a small RV with her husband and pets. In 2012, she and her now husband sold all their belongings, got rid of the house, car, and everything else to move into an RV. Here they are 4 years later still on the road. They have traveled North America exploring the world. In the process, Vanessa has written two books, The Summit Seeker and Daughters of Distance. She is currently working on her third book as they spend the summer in Leadville, Colorado. Vanessa joined us via skype through her phone this week to talk about her books, life on the road and the future. Listen in to this special episode. Episode Sponsored by: Four Sigmatic Foods http://www.us.foursigmatic.com/#_a_DIYS Use link above for your purchase and save 10% on your order. JOIN THE NEW FACEBOOK GROUP HERE https://www.facebook.com/groups/dirtinyourskirt/ Have a question you want answered on the show? Email us at feedback@dirtinyourskirt.com -------------------------------- Show Notes: Introduction and Sponsor Notes It's the 10th Episode! Vanessa Runs - Author, Runner, and Modern Nomad Vanessa talks about growing up in Toronto then moving to San Diego for work at Active.com Talks about writing The Summit Seeker Currently working on her third book about life on the road and living within a budget of $1,500 a month Vanessa talks about outfitting their RV with solar panels from a guy in Slab City, USA She talks about her inspiration to get on the road. Offers her tips for life on the road. Finally tells us about freecampsites.com Find Vanessa on: Her Website: http://vanessaruns.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vanessaruns Twitter: @vanessaruns Instagram: @vanessaruns Get her books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vanessa-Runs/e/B00C0DBINI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1472515531&sr=8-2 Episode Sponsored by: JOIN THE NEW FACEBOOK GROUP HERE Have a question you want answered on the show? Email us at feedback@dirtinyourskirt.com
Aug 23, 2016
This week's episode of the podcast we jump into new territory for many in the world of sports. A very old sport it making a resurgence these days which has people swinging swords and gearing up in chain metal armor. That sport is Medieval Armored Combat. Hannah Hudson joins the show this week to talk about what Medieval Armored Combat is as well as how this librarian got into such a unique sport. She is one of the few women in the sport today and owes it all to the CrossFit Games. She also talks about how her love for fantasy, superheroes, and more prompted her to start a new fitness movement in Salt Lake City called The Refinery which incorporates fitness and fantasy making for a unique exercise experience open for all promoting a body positive space. Finally, Hudson fills us in on her other hobby Scottish Highland Games and how having PCOS and a non-traditional body type has actually been an asset in her competing in this other traditional sport. All this and more on this episode of the podcast! -------- Show Notes: Introduction and Sponsor Message Hannah Explains Medieval Armored Combat and how a trip to the CrossFit Games to watch Ute CrossFit compete sparked her interest in this sport. Amy "Valryrie" Graham - Mentor Armored Combat Fighter for Hannah Started in the sport to research the young adult books she was writing How to train for Armored Combat? Creating The Refinery in Salt Lake City HEMA - Historical European Martial Arts Hannah talks about becoming a trainer and her certification from Gym Jones The Refinery Fitness created - Geek Games, Battlestar Gallactica themed workouts, and other themed workouts. Hannah Talks about PCOS and how she has created a body positive workout space because of her own experiences. Scottish Highland Games Hannah talks about her coach and mentor Bobbie Jo Benegas of Drive Fitness. Find Hannah on: Hannah's Website: https://hannahcheriehudson.wordpress.com Hannah on Instagram: @thelibrarianbarbarian The Refinery Gym: http://refinery.fitness Learn More about Amored Combat -------- Dirt in Your Skirt is now an affiliate with Four Sigmatic Foods. The makers of mushroom coffee, mushroom extracts and more. Use code DIYS for 10% off your order or follow the link below. http://www.us.foursigmatic.com/#_a_DIYS
Aug 16, 2016
We are back with episode #008 of Dirt in Your Skirt - The Podcast. Tune in each Tuesday for a new episode of the podcast. On this week's episode, we feature Amie Booth. Amie Booth joins the podcast this week. Amie is a former researcher turned educator these days who taking the term "long run" to the next level. Over the summer she recently attempted to run across the United Kingdom as just one of her endurance endeavors this summer alone. Support the show by visiting: Four Sigmatic Foods - www.us.foursigmatic.com/#_a_DIYS Use code DIYS for 10% off your next purchase. For Full show notes visit: www.dirtinyourskirt.com/podcast
Aug 9, 2016
We are back with episode #007 of Dirt in Your Skirt - The Podcast. Tune in each Tuesday for a new episode fo the podcast. On this week's episode, we feature Nicki Bruckmann. Nicki founded the women's only adventure travel company Explorer Chick. She talks about how she went from the finance world to running her own company in this episode as well as how she lived out of her car for a month hiking and traveling and her favorite road snack. Support the show by visiting: Four Sigmatic Foods - http://www.us.foursigmatic.com/#_a_DIYS Use code DIYS for 10% off your next purchase. For Full show notes visit: www.dirtinyourskirt.com/podcast
Aug 4, 2016
We are back for episode #006 of Dirt in Your Skirt - The Podcast. Tune in each Tuesday for a new episode fo the podcast. On this week's episode, we feature Lauren Casavant. Lauren is a trainer and accomplished obstacle racer who has recently shifted her focus to a new kids only obstacle course race series she has developed. She joins us to talk about the shift and her journey to becoming a race director. As well we talk about one of her sponsors Fitvine. Support the show by visiting: Four Sigmatic Foods - http://www.us.foursigmatic.com/#_l_9m For Full show notes visit: www.dirtinyourskirt.com/podcast
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