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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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Nov 29, 2016

This week on the episode Ami Sawran joins the podcast. Ami has become the face of UK obstacle racing for many as the on-air personality for the popular Mudstacle - Obstacle Racing Website. She anchors nearly all their videos under the Mudstacle TV banner. 

Sawran talks about growing up as a child model until age seven and what that was like. Sawran grew up to be a large animal veterinarian and spends most of her time traveling the English countryside visiting various farms.

In the podcast, she talks about how she found obstacle course racing, her website http://www.thisgirldid.com, and finally how she became part of Mudstacle HQ. We close out the show talking about her dog Remy and how he became a famous dog with his own agent. 

Follow Ami: 
Twitter: @Thisgirldid

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/this.girl.did

Website: http://www.thisgirldid.com

 

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Nov 22, 2016

Stefanie Bishop always grew up active from the time she could crawl. She competed in a number of different sports growing up, but it wasn't until 2009 when she read a New York Times article that would really spark something new in her life. 

That New York Times article was about the Death Race. In this week's episode of the podcast, Bishop talks about growing up, being recruited to gymnastics from a birthday party, how winning the Death Race turned into a job in finance, and more. She talks about why she prefers adventure racing and other extreme endurance events to short distance courses. Finally, talks about the importance of community in long events. 

Bishop recently won the 2016 World's Toughest Mudder and to many this was their first introduction to the endurance athlete. In our podcast, she talks about how she got into the obstacle racing world in 2010 then took a break for a few years but always had WTM on her radar. 

Check out this week's episode, coming out on Bishop's 34th birthday!

 

 

FOLLOW STEF: 

Website – www.stefaniebishop.com

Instagram – www.instagram.com/stefadventures/

YouTube - Stef Adventures

 

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Nov 8, 2016

Orla "Vermonster" Walsh joins the podcast this week. Orla is a member of the Spartan Race Pro Team, a nurse/paramedic in Vermont, and spends her weekends in the winter ski patrolling. She joins the podcast this week to talk about her past, present, and future. 

During the podcast, Walsh talks about losing her mother to breast cancer just before her high school graduation and how she dealt with the loss in college. She opens up about struggles faced in life and how for a time she turned to the bottle to numb out emotions. We dive into her decision to go into nursing and bring a paramedic. She talks about how ski patrolling is a big part of her life in the winter. 

We also talk about her experience at Burning Man as a volunteer nurse/paramedic and she talks about how it was similar in some ways to her time as a nurse in Haiti. Finally, we chat about how she got into Spartan Race and how it was a woman named Lynn Lena that pushed her into the sport and how it's given her a second chance at athletics. She recently became an ambassador for the For Those Who Would Charity. All this and more this week on the Dirt in Your Skirt Podcast.

 

Follow Orla: 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Orla-Walsh-Vermontster-1493630530920379/

Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/owalsh1

 

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Nov 1, 2016

Sarah Williams joins the podcast this week. She is the founder of the successful Tough Girl Podcast, showcasing women conquering extreme challenging around the world. Sarah was kind enough to join us from her home in the United Kingdom to talk about her journey from a career in the banking industry to becoming a podcast host, author, speaker and entrepreneur.

Sarah quit her job in the banking industry in 2013 and took the next year and a half to travel the world and figure out what her next step would be. In the process, she biked some of the most dangerous roads in the world, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and spent a winter as a chalet host (innkeeper). She joins the podcast this week to talk about some of those adventures and her process of creating the Tough Girl Podcast. 

Sarah has written two books about her experience on Kilimanjaro and Chalet hosting. She recently finished Marathon des Sables in 2016 and has just finished a book with all the do's and don'ts for those interested in running the event. 

 

Follow Sarah: 

Website: http://toughgirlchallenges.com

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/toughgirlchallenges

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/_tough_girl

Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/toughgirlschallenges

 

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