The Beast Report: November 2020

The Beast Report: November 2020
Meet James Lapine! "In the beginning of 2013 I was tormented by post traumatic stress and depression. Anxiety was getting the best of me and I weighed 260+ lbs. I had allowed my wounds from combat to hinder me for far too long, a battle damaged left shoulder, pinched sciatica, and arthritis in my hands and knees. In Feb of 2013, my family came together and we set out on a journey to transform ourselves. A year later I had done that exact thing; weighing 183 lbs, off of 7 different meds, which I had been on for 8 years, I felt renewed and finally in control of the wickedness within. It was then that I heard about the race in Washougal and I accepted the challenge. I continued to feed my mind and body healthy nutrition and began to train. I was amazed I could run again, lift again, things I had not been able to do in quite some time. By August I had regained 12 lbs of lean muscle at 195 lbs and became a Spartan race finisher."

The Beast Report: October 2020

The Beast Report: October 2020
Meet Marilou Ubungen! "I was born in the Philippines and my family immigrated to the U.S. when I was 3 years old. I turned 50 this year and have a 24-year-old son. I’ve always been pretty athletic, but I’m fairly new to OCR races. I also had no desire to run races until a few years ago. My brother made me run my first Turkey Trot 5k in 2014, but I didn’t start signing up for races until 2015. In fact, I remember telling my cousins once that I would never run farther than a 5k. I never imagined that I would complete my first full marathon by 2018."

The Beast Report: August 2020

The Beast Report: August 2020
Meet Kelly Cole! For someone who claims to hate running, Kelly is very involved within the running community. She started a local running group to get people involved and motivated (Puget Sound Runners), and ran 52 races in 2019 (23 OCR)! She works full time as a Director of Operations for a restaurant, and what she misses most about live Spartan races is seeing all her Beasts OCR teammates!

The Beast Report: May 2020

The Beast Report: May 2020
Michael Lee is one of the Beast Pro Team members and has been racing OCR for over three years, mostly Spartan. He spent 2017 running the open division and the last two years running age group, with several podium finishes. He is a man of many talents as he used to be a professional yo-yo demonstrator for over 12 years as well. He's just as nice as he is fierce on the course. Meet Michael Lee!

The Beast Report: February 2020

The Beast Report: February 2020
Meet Taylor Overmiller, one of our 2020 Beasts OCR Pro Team members. He is a Coach and Owner at Portland Outdoor Athletics. Taylor completed a full collegiate athletics career in Track and Field, and Cross Country, and earned his commission as a military Officer through the Army's Simultaneous Membership Program. He enjoys the fast pace and demands of the short courses and is thrilled to represent the Beasts OCR Pro Team in 2020!