20 years ago, if you told me I would be standing on stage in front of a group of people teaching group fitness, I would have said you’re crazy. Shy and introvert – there was no way. But somehow, I did it. And I did it with passion, dedication, and enthusiasm.
Only a few years ago, if you told me I would be travelling to Africa by myself and summit the tallest free standing mountain in the world, I would have said you’re crazy. But somehow, I did it. In January 2013, I summited Mount Kilimanjaro, with its peak standing at 19,341 feet above sea level, without the aid of oxygen or medication. During my stay in Africa, I also enjoyed a private safari and visited an orphanage, where I personally delivered a load of groceries and spent some time with the children. This adventure would mark the beginning of a new chapter.
Only a short while ago, if you told me I would be coached by some of the best in the industry of ultra running, I would have said you’re crazy. But somehow, here I am, under the guidance of the amazing Ray Zahab and his brother John, along with many other inspiring ultra runners in the industry, which I can proudly call friends.
In the early part of 2014, if you told me I would be travelling to Nepal for a 27-day white water kayaking adventure, I would have said you are completely out of your mind!!! I fear white waters. But, somehow, it’s happening. After spending some time on the rivers over here this summer, I am grateful to take my white water kayaking a notch further and will be travelling to Nepal for a 5 week adventure, including 27 days of white water kayaking on 4 rivers, to be followed a few months later by a 150km trail race, for which I will be dedicated the next 8 months raising money for impossible2Possible.
Wow. What a great year ahead I say!
In the process of these incredible experiences, I have met incredible people, learned incredible lessons and lived incredible moments.