We first had Sophie on the Tough Girl Podcast in August 2015 and it is awesome to catch up with her at the start of 2017 to see what she’s been up to!
Sophie has cycled from London to Paris in 24 hours nine times, she’s a two-times Ironman Wales finisher, completed the 3 Peaks Cycle Challenge, run ultra marathons, climbed Mont Blanc and achieved a world-first expedition with the Alpine Coast to Coast by climbing the highest mountains in the eight alpine countries and cycling between them in 32 days. To achieve this she cycled 150kms a day, climbed eight mountains and covered 45,500 metres of ascent - nine times the height of Mount Everest!
You can listen to her first episode in 2015
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What has been most challenging for Sophie in 2016
Dealing with her most challenging year yet.
Why she wants to be “strong” not just in the physical sense.
Turning the corner in 2017 and she she feels so happy
How she copes with being in the public eye
Why she now knows who she really is
‘Who is Sophie’
Heading over to South America with LAN
Taking a job with Epic TV and feeling as though she was taking a step backwards
Mountain biking through Bolivia, heading down to Patagonia in Chile to do the W trek!
Trying to create something which is marketable
Why you have to create a name for yourself in the industry and no one else is going to do it for you
What is the biggest waste of time while growing an adventure brand
Why e-mail are the biggest waste of her time
Why the smaller challenges are some of her favourite ones!
Reconnecting with nature
Only have 2.5 weeks to train for the 24hour Tough Mudder Challenge!
Wanting to be fit for life
Doing 6 sessions of HIT in 1 day!
Dealing with the 35ft cliff jump
Why it never got easier..
London to Paris Cycle in 24 hours and dealing with the emotions
Building self belief and self confidence by doing challenges
Struggling to balance, training, work and life
How she funds her lifestyle
Working with sponsors
Getting to participate in ‘Race the World’ and being the captain of the team and how she dealt with the added pressure
Being able to lean on her teammates for support
Her plan for 2017 & why she’s taking herself off to Scotland
Get in contact with Sophie!
Thank you for the amazing questions from Sophie Thomas, Emily Pitts, Adelaide Goodeve, Ruth Blanco, Evie Akiens, Rae Red, Hannah Marie Attenburrow, and Mandy Dicksee all awesome members of the Tough Girl Tribe!
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