Leah, a mother of two and member of our Battle Corps race team is an inspiration to many. Her journey started when a worker at Disneyland mistakenly thought she was pregnant and told her she couldn’t board a ride with her family. This sparked her turning point. Leah changed her life and lost 50 pounds. Her transformation led her to a new love: obstacle course racing. Anyone who has met Leah would agree – her Battle Spirit and enthusiasm for the sport is contagious. She is also actively involved in St. Baldrick’s foundation to help cure childhood cancers. (Learn more here.)
What 3 words would your friends use to describe you?
Caring. Inspiring. Loud.
What is the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome in your life?
Losing 50 pounds and taking back control of my health and fitness: Transforming myself both inside and out and setting a positive example for my kids.
What does life’s better when battled mean to you?
“Life’s Better When Battled” is more than just a slogan, it’s an overall approach to life for me. It signifies the difference between letting life just pass by versus taking control of your future. There is always an easy way out, but to embrace the battle spirit means taking charge of your life and being accountable for your actions. Making good choices or changes requires an inner strength and confidence that only comes when you are willing to fight to make it happen. Obstacles and challenges will arise, but when you are prepared to fight for what you want to achieve your goals, success becomes far greater and meaningful.
What’s your favorite Battlegrounds obstacle and why?
The Gauntlet. No other race I’ve seen has anything like it! It’s fun and offers several choices to test yourself!
Is there anything else you would like to share?
I know what it’s like to struggle. I know how difficult it can be to balance a career, a family, and try to make time for yourself. Nothing is better though than setting a good example for your kids, achieving goals, and inspiring someone along the way!
Support Leah and help end childhood cancer
Leah is currently raising $1,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and will SHAVE HER HEAD when funds are reached. Click here to support Leah.