Dirt in Your Skirt Ambassador – Minna Urrey
Over the next two weeks are introducing the 2013 Dirt in Your Skirt Athlete Ambassadors. We received over 50 applications and narrowed it down to a team of eight amazing women. It was incredibly challenging and every applicant men and women would have been a great representation for Dirt in Your Skirt. Today we welcome the fifth Dirt in Your Skirt Ambassador, Minna Urrey.
Hometown: New York, NY
Sports of Choice: Obstacle Course Racing, and Road Running
About Minna in her own words: Monday through Friday I am the Senior Compliance Officer for a financial firm in NYC. But after the long work hours are done, I let my hair down (and then tie it up again) for the gym, skiing, soccer, a bit of jet setting, singing, and of course OCR. I ran my first obstacle race in late 2011, and I’ve been hooked ever since; I already have more than a dozen races on my 2013 calendar!”
Minna’s love for obstacle course racing is undeniable. She has used obstacle course racing to help her regain her own health back losing thirty pounds so far in her quest to get fit and healthy. Her quest extends well beyond her own health. In 2012, she got her office to sponsor the registration for a team of office workers to take on a Warrior Dash. She recruited eighteen people, spanning two decades to take on the race. Not only did she arrange for team shirts and transportation for the group she also was able to raise over $1,800 dollars in a week for St. Jude’s charity at the same time. She is truly already an ambassador for the sport and we are excited to have her on our team.
Minna, lives by a mantra “Spectamur Agendo” which means “Let us be judged by our actions”. Her actions continue to speak volumes about her. She plans to continue your fitness journey in 2013 with the goal to lose the last 20lbs and maintain a healthy weight and fitness level.
This year Minna will be tackling a bunch of races including, three Reebok Spartan Races, Kiss Me Dirty Mud Run, Run For Your Lives, Get Dirty Mud Run, Rugged Maniac, Warrior Dash, Hero Rush, Civilian Military Combine, ABF Mud Run, and Tough Mudder. We are excited to watch Minna take on these incredible races and continue on her journey of health and fitness.