Jane has travelling and lived all over the world, she is a qualified solicitor and would describe herself as a ‘soft’ adventurer. Her adventures have included hiking over 750 km along an old pilgrim trail from France and across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostella; rafting and canoeing for 17 days on the Zambesi River; and travelling across China by overland truck before heading down Pakistan’s Karakorum Highway to Islamabad.
During this podcast Jane shares more about her life growing up, losing her mother and Aunt to breast cancer at a young age and the impact that had on her. She shares more about wanting to do the Marathon des Sables and why it took her over 15 years to achieve her dream. She gives practical advice about how you can figure out what you want to do with your life and how you apply this to your next adventure.
Jane is a big supporter of women and has started AdventureShe a magazine, dedicated to empowering, educating and entertaining (predominantly) women of all ages, through sharing stories of adventure.
Where her accent is from
Believing in justice and becoming a solicitor
Growing up in Wales and coming from a large family
Going on a cycle adventure at 15
Going to university at Cardiff and having some fun
Wanting to move to London and why it was easy
Coping with the loss of her mother at 18, as well as losing her aunt and her grandfather
Travelling and taking a gap year and getting the bug for travelling
Working for 2 years while doing her training contact to qualify as a solicitor
White water rafting in Africa
Why she decided to do the Marathon des Sables in 2016
Giving herself 11 months to train and prepare
Getting a chest infection and having to postpone the race until 2017
Why she was most worried about the shame of not finishing
Why education was a way out of poverty
Mental preparation and splurging on a warm sleeping bag
Her most challenging moments during the MDS
Going step by step
What it was like crossing over the finish line
What she’s learnt from the experience
Doing her 2nd Half Ironman in 2017
Roll down and getting a slot in the Half Ironman World Championships!
Doing her Ted Talk - It takes a million small steps to achieve big dreams
Being a single female with no children
Making the time to achieve your dreams
Developing your mission statement and doing a SWOT Analysis
Adventure She - Website - www.adventureshe.com
Instagram - @adventure_she
Facebook - @AdventureShe
Twitter - @adventure_she
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