After an injury that left Megan unable to run, she struggled with an eating disorder and depression. Running was her identity and without it, she had trouble coping. She battled through, focused on personal growth, and found the inner strength to overcome these obstacles. This trial helped her find a self-confidence that she never knew was possible. Now, a member of our Battle Corps elite racing team, Megan has recovered from her injury and regained her passion for running. She uses this passion – and the battles that she has overcome – to fuel her on her journey to inspire others to live healthier, better lives.
What 3 words would your friends use to describe you?
Determined. Positive. Committed.
What is the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome in your life?
I had a running injury years ago that caused me to not be able to run. Running had always been my identity and how I coped with life stressors. As a result, I struggled with an eating disorder and depression. I worked on personal growth continuously and focused on a healthier plant-based lifestyle. I found my inner strength and healthier coping skills. After I healed from my injury, I became much more confident in myself. This confidence led me from bootcamp to boxing to CrossFit to eventually obstacle racing. Five years ago I never would have guessed I would be doing some of the things I am doing today. Back then, I was very shy but also content just being able to workout. Then one day, I decided I was meant for more than just complacency. I was meant for more. I decided to figure out what made me happy and to go for it. I decided to do something that would help develop me into somebody who I knew deep down I already was. While the journey of personal development is lifelong, I am truly blessed to have overcome my eating disorder and depression.
What does life’s better when battled mean to you?
You gain strength through the moments in life where you didn’t think you could overcome something. You become who you are today because of what you went through yesterday. Everything happens for a reason and through every storm comes a lesson learned.
What’s your favorite Battlegrounds obstacle?
The Torpedo Launcher. I have never done that obstacle without a HUGE smile on my face. The surge of adrenaline as you hit the cold water is priceless. You get to act like a kid again as you go down the slide at a fast speed. Plus, it’s great to get to wash the mud off of you from a previous obstacle.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Don’t be afraid to be who you are just because other people are watching you. Stay true to what you believe in and what matters to you, even if it means standing alone. Trust your gut. When you follow your passion and truly want to make a difference, you can’t be in the wrong. Be brave even when something involves stepping outside your comfort zone. You can make a difference and you need to be brave enough to let your light shine because others will be missing out on what you have to give if you dare to shrink your dreams.