Sabrina a 42 year young mum of 4 and grandmother of 2, comes on the Tough Girl Podcast to share more about her early life, dealing with racism from a young age, suffering from anxiety and post natal depression after her first child at 18.
Sabrina, shares more about her reasons for wanting to take on the Marathon des Sables, a challenging 250km, multi-day ultra race across the Sahara desert.
Sabrina goes into detail about planning and preparation, making the commitment to the race, dealing with anxiety during training and takes us back to the emotional moment of crossing the finish line and achieving her goal.
Sabrina also shares more on the challenges of being a mixed race woman, racialized as Black, living in a rural community and why diversifying the outdoors, and specifically the ultra running community, is so important.
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Who is Sabrina
Growing up in Stroud
Not growing up sporty
Putting on 4 stone while pregnant
Getting into the gym after her first child
Suffering with post natal depression
How exercise helped
Depression and anxiety
Her goal to help 1 Million people to use their anxiety to accomplish
Discovering the Marathon des Sables
Creating a 10 step program for herself to help achieve a life changing goal
Celebrating her 40th birthday!!
Becoming very focused on her goal
Developing personal strategies to help manage her anxiety
The power of research
Being coached by Elisabet Barnes (Winner of MDS 2015 & 2017)
Getting focused and immersed in what you want to do
Committing to the challenge & paying money
Having a good support network in place
Choosing who is part of the inner circle
Anxiety and mental resilience
Feeling uncomfortable in her own skin
Training to run in sand
What finishing the race was like
The importance of having focus
Rural racism and Black lives matter
Diversifying the outdoors
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