Mieke Stones, is a 32-year old female living and working in London and the creator of Powered by Me, a year-long lifestyle adventure where she is only using human-powered transport to get to wherever she need to go.
She has been blogging, vlogging and fundraising along the way, hoping to raise as much money for different causes and to inspire others to see active travel as a viable and sustainable way to get to places.
Her story so far is one of physical and mental endurance, trial and error, with some key learnings thrown in. But most of all her story is about doing what she can with what she has, and doing her bit for the environment. Making better choices and growing her skills and experiences along the way.
Where the idea came from?
Deciding on what the next challenge was going to be?
Having a brain wave!
The planning stage
Starting on the 1st January and raising money for a different charity each month
Being able to commute to work
Battling the elements
Starting to tell friends and family
Starting a count down to the start
The question’s she was being asked
The start of the year - what it was like
Being terrified at the start
The mental challenge in the first week
When it all started to become normal!
What was the impact on her life
Starting to feel more productive
Having to change her nutrition needs
The biggest challenges she’s had to face - the big journey’s
Going through a divorce
Cycling over to France for a wedding
Looking for water in strange places!
Getting to the 6 month marker!
Starting to feel a little bit knackered
Plans for the rest of the year
Advice for women who want to integrate running and cycling into their everyday routine
Check out her website - here
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