Loren’s Badass Chick: Becca Pizzi

This week’s Badass Chick is Becca Pizzi of Belmont, a runner who has been making international headlines because she will be the first American woman to run the World Marathon Challenge, AKA running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

Becca is a 35-year-old mom of one who has been running since she was six years old. She has run 45 marathons (15 of them being the Boston Marathon), and also loves to travel. So that’s why, when she heard about the World Marathon Challenge in November of 2014, she knew she was destined to complete it. Becca asked for her 8-year-old daughter’s blessing, and once she got that, she began training.

In addition to managing an ice cream shop and owning her own daycare center, Becca has managed to find time to train by going on runs in the morning and then training in the gym at night. And, simply by gathering the courage to ask, she was able to secure herself three donors to fund her trip, which costs $36,000. (Check out Lyon-Waugh Auto Group, Dr. Cool and Ultima Replenisher.) Becca is on a mission to be a great role model for her daughter and everyone else in the world.

Becca flies out on Sunday, and will travel to and run a marathon in Antartica, Chile, Miami, Madrid, Morocco, Dubai and Sydney. And I repeat: she will be the first American woman to do so!

I love that Becca has taken on such a massive physical and mental challenge without skipping a beat, all while making history! For that, she is my Badass Chick of the Week!

Wish Becca luck and follow along with her journey on Instagram!

If YOU have a Badass Chick you want me to highlight, email me: Loren@1033ampradio.com

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