July 31, 2018

I want to ensure that my mind is filled with positivity and that I’m leaning new things all the time. I want to be growing and develop as a persona and I want Tough Girl Challenges to continue to grow. I want to learn and develop new skills and I want to ensure I’m doing everything I can to ensure I am creating the best version of me. I have big goals and big ambitions, and the work ethic and drive t...

July 31, 2018

By the end of this month I needed a lot of stuff completed, I need my dissertation finished, I need all my podcast episodes for the rest of the year to be uploaded. I need to make money so I have emergency funds for just in case and also to buy any last pieces of equipment.

July 31, 2018

Life over the past few weeks has been hectic to say the least! Dissertation work, physical training, long cycle rides, planning the next challenge, figuring out what equipment to buy, buying equipment, working 2 part time jobs, working with coaching clients, podcasting, blogging, social media, e-mails and so on. It has been full on, but I knew what I was getting myself into when I said yes to all th...

July 31, 2018

In 2013, Pip cycled home from Malaysia to London, a journey of 10,000 miles through 26 countries! Once back in London she started to work for Red Bull as their Adventure Editor. In 2016 Pip headed off on a 3,000 mile cycle, boat and plane journey exploring Brazil and Peru to raise awareness of the environmental issues in the region, Pip documented the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest with adve...

July 27, 2018

Mirna Valerio, known as ‘The Mirnavator’, is an author and runner representing plus-size women as she takes on ultramarathon running. Mile by mile, Mirna went from running 5Ks to 10Ks to marathons and so much more. On her blog, Fat Girl Running, Mirna shares her training routines, race experiences and obstacles she faces as ‘an active larger girl in a thinner world’. Today, Mirna isn’t afraid to tak...

July 24, 2018

Paula McGuire's world was shrinking. Bullied as a child and plagued by excessive social anxiety, she had become a recluse. Unable to even go into a shop on her own, Paula's life was effectively over before she hit thirty. But then something changed. She isn't even quite sure what. But after years of running away from life, Paula decided to make a change, and decided to face up to her fears...

July 20, 2018

Full-time mom, mountain runner, adventure racer, and author Moire O’Sullivan has plenty of experience juggling an impressive number of roles and interests. Since discovering mountain racing in her 30s, nothing could keep her from pushing her limits and taking on new challenges. Through her journey getting into extreme sport and having two children, Moire has learned valuable lessons on the art of jug...

July 19, 2018

Hannah, is a 34-year-old creator, minimalist and adventurer living in Manchester, UK. Last year she got rid of everything she owned except what would fit in a carry on backpack. She travelled overland from the UK to Bhutan through eighteen countries with her partner Phil to document and discover what makes people happy.  Hannah has scoliosis and deals with chronic pain, although she wears a permanent...

July 17, 2018

Hannah, is a 34-year-old creator, minimalist and adventurer living in Manchester, UK. Last year she got rid of everything she owned except what would fit in a carry on backpack. She travelled overland from the UK to Bhutan through eighteen countries with her partner Phil to document and discover what makes people happy. Hannah has scoliosis and deals with chronic pain, although she wears a permanent...

July 13, 2018

Rekindling a sense of adventure is one transformational experience. It was a highlight for city girl Helen Croydon who joined a running club and completely changed her lifestyle. Going from a glamorous world of cocktail parties and designer fashion to cross country races and cycling gear showed Helen just how strong she really is. Helen’s mission is to inspire more women to get into sports, regardles...

July 10, 2018

Rachel Ann experiences the reality of mental health issues from a young age- she grows up in a dysfunctional home with a mother who suffers with bipolar disorder and disordered eating. Rachel Ann isn’t naturally athletic and from a young age, feels the pressure of being compared to her graceful ballerina sister Jane. She finds comfort in food and rapidly gains weight throughout childhood and into her...

July 8, 2018

A few days ago I really didn’t feel as though I was making any progress at all in anything - not in my dissertation, not in podcasting and not in the planning for the PCH and Baja Divide. To be honest, I was getting very overwhelmed by everything that I had going on, so much so, I just stopped. I didn’t know where to start, or what to start on. I just kept going round and round in circles. Which obvio...

July 6, 2018

Going on an adventure will undoubtedly lead you to see amazing sights and undergo changes in your fitness and physical capabilities, but it can also lead to life-changing inner transformations. This was the reality for Susan Conrad as she took on the Inside Passage, an extraordinary coastal route in North America. For 66 days, Susan kayaked the Inside Passage amidst drenching rains, fierce winds, an...

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