Resource Guide to Awesome Women Athletes
In the book “I Thought You’d Be Faster: The Quest To Become An Athlete” I had the opportunity to talk with some amazing women doing amazing things in all kinds of athletic endeavors. Here’s where to find them and follow along with their incredible journeys:
Rebecca Rusch, Mountain Biker, Adventure Racer, and the Queen of Pain. Her latest project is the film “Blood Road” documenting the emotional journey she took in 2015 when she pedaled 1,200 miles of the Ho Chi Minh trail in search of the crash site that claimed the life of her father during the Vietnam War. Also the author of the book “Rusch To Glory.” You can find her on Twitter and Instagram
Kirssy Moehl, Ultrarunner with more than 50 wins on her racing resume. She is the author of the book “Running Your First Ultra.” Krissy is also the race director for the Chuckanut 50K held in March in Washington State. Check her out on Twitter and on Instagram.
Heather Anderson, also known as “Anish” set the record for Self-Supported Fastest Known Time hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013), the Appalachian Trail (2016) and the Arizona Trail (2016). She shares her adventures, tips, and gear suggestions on Facebook. You can also find her on Instagram. Check out her TedX talk from 2015 where she explains how she decided to first hike the Appalachian Trail, when she weighted 200 pounds and had never gone backpacking. But the call was too strong to ignore.
Women’s Quest hosts fitness and yoga adventure retreats around the world designed to energize body, mind and spirit. Run by Colleen Cannon, a former professional triathlete, the retreats are geared to women of all athletic abilities. Find them on Instagram.