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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Sep 27, 2016

This week on the show we are joined by author, senior editor of, ultrarunner, and record holder Meghan M. Hicks. Meghan has a talent not only for the written word but also as an ultrarunner constantly tackling new challenges. She recently set the women's record Nolan's 14 in Colorado after running up and over fourteen of Colorado's 14er's in 59 hours and 36 minutes.

She joins us on the podcast today to talk about her experience running Nolan's 14, her new book - Where the Road Ends, and talks about her win at Marathon des Sables in 2013 in Morocco. Meghan joins the show to talk about running long distances, covering ultrarunning events for, we chat about her new book, and finally talk about her record-breaking run of Nolan's 14 recently and running in Morocco. Join us this week for the full episode. 

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Sep 20, 2016

Lindsay Webster, the Canadian professional obstacle racer, has become a dominant force on the race circuit for the past few years. She is the reigning OCR World Champion for women and recently won the Spartan Race U.S. Championship Series last month. In 2014, she emerged from out of nowhere to finish 4th in the Spartan Race World Championships. Since that time she has been a force to be reckoned with on the course. All the while training, racing, and exploring life with her now husband Ryan Atkins. 

Webster joins the podcast this week to talk about growing up and her early athletic pursuits. She talks about her family and sister (who happens to be an Olympian). We get into her obstacle racing career, balancing family life with racing, how she gets over a tough training day, and finally how culinary school and sports fit into her dream job. 

Join the podcast this week to get an inside look at what makes Lindsay Webster a champion on and off the course. 

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Sep 13, 2016

Maggi Thorne has been part of the obstacle racing scene for years. She has competed in top events like OCR World Championships, World's Toughest Mudder, multiple Spartan Races and everything in-between. All the while also competing in beauty pageants winning the prestigious Mrs. International in 2014.  

Since that time she has been on a roll, competing in American Ninja Warrior, the Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge show on NBC, and Team Ninja Warrior with Lance Pekus and Kevin Bull. She joins the podcast this week to talk about her journey, how she got into pageants, waiting at the walk-on line for three weeks for American Ninja Warrior and her college roommate Jessie Graff who has taken the American Ninja Warrior world by storm.

Maggi has done all this while also working with charities Soles4Souls collecting thousands of shoes for those in need, a board member of SelfID Self Image Defined and raising three strong independent children with her husband. Tune into the episode this week to hear all about Maggi Thorne and her journey. 


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Facebook: Maggi Thorne's Official Page

Instagram: @nvr_gvup

Twitter: @nvr_gvup


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Sep 6, 2016

This week on the podcast we are joined by True North Retreats founder Liz Patnode. On this episode Liz talks about how she ended up in Pittsfield, Vermont running a health retreat center a far cry from her days a an national level rower and international model. Liz shares her background and story and shares all the exciting retreats she has planned for True North in the coming months including a retreat in Hawaii. This is an episode you do not want to miss! Episode Sponsored by: Four Sigmatic Foods Use link above for your purchase and save 10% on your order. JOIN THE NEW FACEBOOK GROUP HERE Have a question you want answered on the show? Email us at --------------------------------