* Name: Lauren Beichner
* Age: 47
* What is your day job, and do you have other hobbies?:
I am a part time meat wrapper for Stop and Shop. I’ve been with the company for 24 years. I am a New England Patriots football fanatic. I also love Nascar and am a big Tony stewart fan. I enjoy going to the gym and have a love/hate relationship with my personal trainer.
* When did you start obstacle course racing? Tell us about your first race
My first race is in Amesbury:)
* What was your biggest accomplishment at an obstacle course race? What made it your biggest accomplishment (overcame a fear, injury, disability etc?)
Finishing will be nice
* What attracts you to obstacle course races? Why do you keep coming back?
Let’s get through the first one and I’ll get back to you
* What are your training and/or diet routines? Do you have other athletic pursuits?
I work with a pesonal trainer once a week and try and hit the gym at least 3 times per week. I love TRX training and have a system at home which I try and do 30 minutes 3 to 4 times per week. I try and eat balnaced portioned controlled meals heavy on chicken and fresh veggies.
* Were you always athletic? If not, what athletic changes have you made to keep up the obstacle course race lifestyle?
I wan’t always althetic. In fact at one point in my life I weighed 355lbs. through diet and exercise I’ve manged to lose 120lbs to date. I’m not at my goal yet so I guess you would call me a work in progress.
* Who, alive or dead, would you invite to run an obstacle course race with you?
Without question…..Tedy Bruschi. The strength and determination that he should playing footbal after a stroke inspires me. I had the pleasure of meeting him and he is an amazingly nice man.
* Tell us a fun fact about yourself that we may not know!
I have a wicked sense of humor and if you follow my facebook page you’d notice I refer to myself in the third person alot. My nickname is Diva:)
* What are your goals? Next race, next season … what’s in your future?
My goals are to continue on my weight loss journey. I’m thinking about going to school to become a personal trainer. Who better to motivate others than someone who has walked a mile in their shoes. As far as racing goes……i have to see how this first one plays out.
** Editors note – she did amazing.