Catherine Wallis is a 43 year old, mother of 3 who is a plus-size adventurer.
In her later 30s after realising she leads a very boring life, Cathy wanted to make some changes. She signed up for her first 100k ultra and has been doing challenges and adventures ever since.
Along the way Cathy has shared more of her journey via instagram (@plus_size_adventurer ) and in the process has been inspiring other women to get out and see the world – regardless of their body type.
In March 2019 Cath took part in the Rat Race Adventure Sports Mongol 100, a 100 mile long, four-day challenge across a frozen lake in northern Mongolia, in which temperatures plunged to minus -25 degrees celsius.
Cathy has also completed numerous other adventures from the; The Canberra 100, The Big Red Run, The Oman Desert Marathon, Hellespont Race (swimming from Europe to Asia) and Race to the Wreck in Nambia!
During this episode Cathy shares more about her life and the different challenges she has undertaken, she shares what she has learned and gives you advice and top tips on how you can get more adventure in your life.
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Leading a boring life and wanting to make a change
Growing up in the 1980s
Realising that she needed to make a change
The first step to making a change
100km hike in a loop
Starting off by making some little changes
Being completely underprepared for the 100K walk
The key lesson from this experience
Starting to do 1 big event per year
Doing The Big Red Run
“How hard could it be?”
Training for endurance walking
Noticing improvements in your life
The first multi stage endurance race
Meeting the supportive ultra running community
Finding day 3 to be the hardest
Changing her mental mindset during a race
“How lucky I am I to be here on my own two feet”
Starting to share more of her journey on social media
Training to run across a frozen lake in Mongolia!
Dealing with extreme cold
Being able to adapt to different challenges
Deciding to swim from Europe to Asia!
Challenges in 2019 and plans for 2020
Rest and recovery and dealing with post adventure blues
Doing a multi stage running event with her 12 year old daughter in Kenya
Testing out a new challenge in Russia
Final words of advice
Website - https://www.findyouradventure.online
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