The world’s most stunning half IRONMAN races

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After completing my half Ironman in September, I noticed Red Bull sponsored the event and then wrote them this article! You can read the article on Red Bull or below.

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Want to dip your toe into the world of IRONMAN with a 70.3 race, but unsure where to start? Try one of these incredible events.

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With a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run, the IRONMAN 70.3 is surging in popularity right now.
Unlike its big brother, the 140.6, it’s less all-consuming and more achievable. Pick the right one and you may even have the chance to race in some sensational settings around the world – so whether you want to bust your guts in Germany, soak up the incredible community feel in South Africa, or take in the unbelievable sights in New Zealand, here’s a list of the best 70.3 races around.
Just remember your passport…

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1. IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney

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Voted by thousands of athletes as the world’s number one IRONMAN 70.3, this race is not to be missed. Take in all Sydney has to offer and more: swim in the iconic Penrith Lakes, cycle and run past winding rivers, and drink in the stunning views across the Blue Mountains – all while feeling your calves turn to jelly. What more could you want in a race? Hugh Jackman? He’s probably there, too.

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2. IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa, Buffalo City

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Want to combine your IRONMAN 70.3 with a spectacular adventure? This race offers a full-on Eastern Cape tourist experience and also some world class race infrastructure: fully closed national highway, enthusiastic spectator support, miles of stunning beach front, rich cultural history, calm warm ocean swim, tough cycle and a view of a flat ocean on the final run.

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3. IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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The rural charm and friendly community of Coeur d’Alene have been attracting triathletes for years. Held in early summer, and a key fixture on the circuit, the race takes you through one of Idaho’s most pristine areas as you whizz by a glacier-fed lake and thriving forest. But make no mistake, the tranquillity doesn’t extend to the racetrack, which is often packed with the steeliest of racegoers intent on smashing some personal bests.

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[Read about Andreas Mikkelsen’s insane journey from rally driver to top triathlete: When three-time rallying world champ Andreas Mikkelsen decided to race his first elite triathlon, he picked the toughest one on earth. Reliving the pain, he breaks down his epic Norseman challenge.]

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4. IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo, New Zealand

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How can you go wrong with an IRONMAN 70.3 set amid the film set from the Lord of The Rings trilogy? Answer: you can’t. A huge favourite with top triathletes, you’ll swim in a breathtaking freshwater lake, cycle through New Zealand’s splendid rural landscape and finish with an equally magnificent run around Hobbit country. Short of a hill climb up Mordor, it’s a brutal day’s racing.

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5. IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga, Tennessee

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If swimming isn’t your strongest discipline, you’ll love this race. A fast course with dramatic scenery, perfect weather and a downstream swim in the Tennessee River, the cycle and the run give you an ideal opportunity to enjoy Chattanooga’s best tourist sites, including dazzling views of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee Riverwalk and Riverfront Parkway. No wonder it hosted the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in 2017.

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[This year I chose the UK’s hardest half ironman distance race: The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon. It was one hell of a run up and down Ben Nevis! Read my race report here.]

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6. IRONMAN 70.3 Maceió, Alagoas Brazil

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There’s a reason Maceió is known as the ‘Water Paradise. It’s backdropped by a magnificent emerald sea and raved about by many a racer who’s been brave enough to take it on. If you’re keen to make a step up to IRONMAN, this is an absolutely brilliant place to start. The race kicks off with a one-lap swim at Pajuçara Beach. The two-loop bike course will treat athletes to an amazing landscape, including views of the Atlantic Ocean. The two-loop run across largely forgiving and flat terrain will take you along the water at Pajuçara Beach and onto a hell of a finish.

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7. IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau, South West Germany

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Nicknamed as ‘the land of the 1000 hills’, Kraichgau attracts thousands of triathletes from around the world each year. Aside from the leg-aching nature of the course, the race offers everything you could wish for, from spectacular scenery and a demanding race course to quaint towns packed full of entertainment. Lively crowds will push you on when you feel the burn.

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8. IRONMAN 70.3 Vichy, Auvergne, France

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This 70.3 is great for a first timer, because it’s a flat course across some exceptional rural French landscape, culminating with a crazy atmosphere at the finish line. Vichy, one of France’s most stunning cities, is also known as the ‘Queen of Spa Towns’ – and trust us, once you’ve finished you’ll be grateful for the spa access.

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9. IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada

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Dreaming of an Ironman 70.3 across enchanting landscapes? Look no further than this, a Canadian gem as easy on the eye as Justin Trudeau, but as hard on the limbs as an NHL bodycheck. You’ll fall in love with Mont-Tremblant’s ancient mountains, sparkling lakes and chocolate box ski village, and then you’ll fall apart and want to curl up in a ball and sleep by the final leg, which sees you climb into a ski village and race on cobbled roads to the finish.

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10. IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund, Norway

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The magnificence of this race is a well kept IRONMAN secret. Unlike other races on the circuit, Haugesund attracts a smaller number of triathletes who, more often than not, are looking to have a terrific day out as much as getting their competitive juices flowing. Nestled within picturesque fjords, wild Viking landscapes and gorgeous mountains, Haugesund is a no-brainer.

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The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon Race Report

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Last weekend I became a Braveheart! It was the race I’ve been working all year towards and accumulated in a 1.2 mile swim in a FREEZING loch, 56 miles on a hilly road through the Scottish highlands and a 15 mile run up and down Ben Nevis.

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MY THOUGHTS BEFORE THE RACE

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“I jumped into the loch yesterday for 10 minutes and it was a very long 10 minutes! A little bit of brain freeze was going on, but once my 3 swim hats (including a Neoprene hat) were properly placed it was much better!

They say not to try out new equipment on race day.. I am trying new equipment on race day. The neoprene booties and gloves are new and much needed, as the water temperature is around 13oC.

It’s now 7:34am and I’m chilling out in the car with my mum waiting for the race to start, as all of my stuff is racked in transition and I’m in my wetsuit ready to go!

I’m just going out to have a really good time and be the happiest person out there, training has been almost non-existent due to a health issue.

My plan is to go out there and have fun, enjoy my first ascent of Ben Nevis (never imagined I would be running up it!) and experience the Scottish Highlands!”

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MY THOUGHTS ON THE RACE

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I finished in 8 hours 57 minutes, so a sub-9 hour race, which I am really happy with, especially considering I haven’t’ been able to train properly in the lead up to Braveheart.

My amazing trainer, Mark Kleanthos, predicted I would complete the race between 8 and 9 hours, so I’m pleased with the result.

(Listen to Mark on my podcast talk about his incredible journey in triathlon and he drops some juicy knowledge bombs too that will help you perform at your next race!)

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The Swim

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The loch did not feel any warmer since my dip the previous morning. There’s no beating about the bush, it was cold. Scrap that.

It. Was. FREEZING.

Once over the initial cold shock, we all lined up and waited for someone to shout ‘GO’. When he did, the water around me suddenly became a washing machine of 150 swimmers. I’ve never experienced anything like it!

I held my ground and felt good. Frustratingly, I became sandwiched between everyone as we all amalgamated around the two buoys at the 500m mark. This slowed me down, but once everyone had spread out it was much better and I kept to the outside.

I finished the swim in 45 minutes which was a little slower than expected, but still good.

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The Bike

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My transition was 10 minutes, which I was really happy with and once on the bike, this is where the pain began.

A few weeks before the race I decided to get a bike fit as I wasn’t happy with the setup. Turns out that my new saddle was amazingly comfortable for the first 30 minutes and after that complete agony!

In the weeks preceding I had been out on my bike, but for no more than 30 minutes due to health reasons, so this amount of discomfort came as a shock.

The bike is usually my strongest disciple, but this ride was one of the most demoralising. I was overtaken by what felt like hundreds of cyclists over the course, but I just couldn’t speed up.

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The Run

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I usually look forward to the run the least, but I couldn’t wait to get off the bike!

On the run I was on a tight deadline, I had to get half way up Ben Nevis by 3:30pm which gave me just over 2 hours.

When I started running, it was uncomfortable. My legs were sore and there were SO many steps. I just went as quick as I could. I was completely self-sufficient with water and food, so I didn’t need to stop. My entire focus was on reaching the halfway cut-off time, which I did successfully.

At the halfway mark, I had a renewed amount of energy and even over took some competitions! I made it to the summit of Ben Nevis (which was also freezing!) with 10 minutes to spare.

I came down the mountain at an easy pace, taking care not to slip.

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Crossing the line

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It was pure relief to cross the line and know that I could stop. I could relax. It was underwhelming as the race crew had pretty much packed up. My bike was one of a handful left, I finished near last, but I finished.

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WHAT’S NEXT?

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I’m chilling out for a little while. I’m starting a new job this week and have lots planned for my business, so that’s my focus for October.

However, I cannot wait to meet with my trainer, Mark Kleanthos, and start planning my 3 year journey to becoming a Norseman!

(Want some help with your nutrition and hydration system for racing and training? Listen to Mark on Season 2 of my podcast to discover how you can enhance your performance.)

The Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon is the world’s ultimate triathlon. It’s an ironman-distance race stretched across the Norwegian landscape with 5000m and a finish line on top of a mountain. It was already at the back of mind, but since working at the race this summer, it’s now the race I’m gunning for.

(Watch my video to get a taster of the amazing race that is Norseman. You’ll soon see why I want to do it!)

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How I Learnt From Ironman Barcelona Mistakes

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Earlier this year, I reflected on my experience at Ironman Barcelona in October 2017 and wrote an article on the ‘10 Things I Would Do Differently For My Next Ironman‘. This weekend is The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon. Let’s see if I succeeded in doing things differently!

 

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1. Know how to change my bicycle tyre before 2 weeks to go – YES!

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I have practised several times this year, even just before the Surrey Spring Triathlon!

I’m still not the most skilled bicycle-wheel changer (it takes me soo long!), so my fingers are crossed that I won’t be needing to do this in the Scottish Highlands!

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2. Know my sweat rate – YES!

Until triathlete coach Mark Kleanthouse, founder of IronMate Coaching and competitor of over 1,000 worldwide events – including some seriously insane events – started training me last year, I had no idea about sweat rate and how important it was.

Listen to my episode with Mark on how to work out even more on how much you need to drink during race day and training.

Did you know that a 2% drop in body weight from fluid loss can result in a 10% decline in your performance?

And dehydration during long training sessions, especially rides, can weaken your immune system and cause you to become sick.

I now know approximately how much I need to drink per hour during training and racing, which has allowed me to optimise my performance and recovery rate.

I’ve been practising all year and feel I have this pretty nailed.

You also need to be aware of sodium loss through sweating. You must replace this sodium loss with electrolyte drinks and salty foods to prevent cramp.

During training and on race day, you don’t want to drink too much plain water as this can result in hyponatremia, which means you’ve diluted your the sodium levels in your body by too much.

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3. Calculate how many calories I need to consume every hour – YES!

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By calculating how many calories you burn in an hour you can calculate how many calories you need to replace, as Mark explains in his blog here.

We dive into on my podcast how to work out how much you need to eat during race day and training.

I prefer to get my calories from natural sources, but this is challenging when you’re going abroad for your race (and our kitchen has only just been renovated!)

During training, I either eat Nakd Crunch Bars or dried fruit like dates or apricots.

My race nutrition is still an area for improvement, but for the moment this is all I can stomach and it keeps my energy levels up!

Here’s an insight into Mark’s A-Z of Sport Nutrition and there’s so much on his site!

I also found Brendan Brazier’s book Thrive very helpful and Rich Roll’s Plantpower Way cookbook is my go-to for delicious recipes packed with nutrient-dense food.

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4. Order your kit months, not weeks, before your race – YES (AND NO)

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Ok. So this hasn’t been quite executed to plan….

It was at the forefront of my mind for the entire season, but due to various reasons, I’ve only done this half as well as I should have done.

Months in advance, I either bought or had the key pieces of kit, like a wetsuit, goggles, trainers etc.

However, other pieces of kit were ordered last week, such as arm warmers, leg knee warmers and a neoprene swim hat.

This wasn’t the plan, but due to working at the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon and getting sick. It is what it is. Have I practised with all of my kit as much as I wanted to? No. A pesky urine infection got in the way of this, so it’s going to be an adventure.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]

5. Practice taking snacks/drinks from people while cycling – YES!

Mark suggested this last year, so a week or so before the race, my dad and I practised on the road outside our house. I would cycle past him and take bottles and snacks from him!

This boosted my confidence for Ironman Barcelona and as my cycling confidence has increased over the year, I’m feeling really good about this in the Braveheart race too.

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6. Really understand what the morning of the Ironman entails – YES AND NO!

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I knew roughly what to expect for Ironman Barcelona…

I had racked my bike the evening before and walked through the swim to the transition area to my bike and then from my bike to transition area.

This meant that when it came to race day, I knew the quickest path to my bike and didn’t become confused as to where I was going.

I wasn’t 100% sure what else the morning entailed, apart from checking my bike, adding final touches such as my Garmin, changing into my wetsuit, dumping my street bag etc.

We were going to do everything as a group, but when we got there we all dispersed to do final checks and handle race nerves in different ways.

I was feeling slightly nervous at this point because it was passed the agreed time, no one was here, I didn’t know what to do and race time was approaching!

Luckily one of the guys was very tall and I spotted him in the crowd, so we put our wetsuits on together and headed to the water to warm up – I don’t think he realised how much this meant to me!

Again, I wasn’t 100% sure what I should do for a warm up so relied on the others.

For the Braveheart Triathlon, again, I know roughly what to do, but until I have received my race info from Braveheart and listened to the briefing I won’t be 100%. Come race day, I will be.

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7. Woman with a plan – NO!

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For Ironman Barcelona, I fastidiously worked out my pace for each leg based on my estimated pace and also the minimum pace I would have to do as to not miss the cut off times. So if the worst happened, I knew what I would have to do to become an Ironman!

I laminated and taped this to my handle bars, as this is the leg I was most concerned about regarding making cut off times and I places a copy in each transition bag and my run food pouch.

This helped me to really relax about race day, as I could see that my training had really paid off and that if all went to plan, I could walk the marathon and still finish!

I can’t believe I did the above! It sounds so anal! But it gave me the confidence I needed to have fun in the race and finish!

I’m not racing Braveheart like that for 2 reasons:

  1. I’m much fitter than I was and am fully confident that I will finish each leg well within the cut off times
  2. As I’ve briefly mentioned, I have been sick with a urinary tract infection for the last month and so I will not be racing Braveheart. It’s a training race for next year’s Ironman and so I’m just going to relax, take in the views and have fun. It’s going to be an adventure!

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8. Quicker Run Time – YES AND NO!

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From Barcelona: The run was my weakest element of the Ironman, so this time around I’m working on improving my core strength, endurance and speed, so my pace quickens.

For Braveheart: I’ve been working on this ALOT with Mark, sadly an injury to the foot (I chipped one of the Sesamoids – like knee caps in your feet – during the Surrey Sprint Tri in July) meant I was off running for 6 weeks and then I caught the urinary tract infection. So run training has been stalled for a while.

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9. Practice transitions – YES!

So last year I didn’t really practice this and in Transition 2 (when you change from cycle to run gear) I took TWENTY MINUTES!!!!!

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10. Kit list for each bag and packing list – YES!

For Barcelona, I had an excel sheet with individual columns for general packing, street bag, swim, run bag and bike bag.

As I packed my suitcase for going to Barcelona, I put a tick next to each item and as I packed my kit bags the day before the race, I put a tick next to each item and took a photo of the kit I would place in each bag.

This put my mind at ease, as I knew I had packed everything I needed and that I was 100% ready to race and become an Ironman!

I said I would do it again and I have!

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Well, overall I’m happy with my success! I learnt from my mistakes and haven’t made the same mistakes (on the whole) which is great! Now all I have to do is the race!

Follow me on Instagram (@adelaidegoodeve) for live updates! 

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5 ways adventure transformed my life

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Have you ever hit rock bottom? I have. When I hit rock bottom 5 years ago as a result of severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I was told by doctors that I would never recover. If it wasn’t for the desire to embark on remarkable adventures, I’m not sure if I would have had the strength, resolve or perseverance to fully recover. Thankfully I did. Now, I strive to live my best life and adventure is a big part of that. Here are 5 ways adventure has transformed my life.

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1. ADVENTURE GAVE ME AN EXCITING LIFE TO AIM FOR

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Between 2009 and 2013 my health deteriorated to such an extent that I had to withdraw from studying a BSc Geography degree at University College of London. Most days I spent in bed, in a darkened and silent room, too exhausted to move.

Explorers Connect, an organisation leading an adventure revolution, and adventurers gave me a glimpse into a whole new world, one bursting with adventure, passion, wildness and exploration. I knew I wanted to slice of the action.

During the days when I felt low, the wonderfully exciting adventures that were continuously posted on Explorers Connect filled me with determination and ambition to recover.

Reading about other people’s adventures also tantalised my tastebuds for my very own journey, Alastair Humphrey’s blog was an endless source of inspiration.

It’s adventurers such as Alastair Humphrey, Frank Wild and Scott of the Antarctic, that gave me the courage to keep moving forward, to face my fears and challenge conventional wisdom.

[Listen to Angie Butler on my podcast Season 1 Episode 9 to hear about the fascinating life of Frank Wild – he’s spent more time in Antarctica than Scott or Shackleton!]

I spent countless days imagining my life as an adventurer and what it would be like to travel the world by bike or pull a sled across the Arctic’s snow.

I knew I had to find a way to get over my illness no matter what. I wanted a slice of that action.

[Listen to one of my most popular episodes about how I fulfilled my dream of pulling a sled across the Arctic, tune into Season 1 Episode 13 Svalbard: An Icy Wilderness Adventure]

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2. SMALL ADVENTURES OPENED THE DOORS TO BIG ADVENTURES

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I remember my first two British adventures like it was yesterday…

It was my first summer in which I had totally regained my health and I felt ready to try my first microadventure. Having never done anything like this before, not knowing if I would enjoy it or not and with the lack of adventurous friends to advise, I decided to go on a fully organised microadventure with Explorers Connect.

When booking my first trip I felt akin to a small child in a sweet shop, being completely overwhelmed by the amount of sweets on display and having to choose just one, when all of them looking utterly delightful!

My very first microadventure was in Gower, Wales…

The weather was glorious and the people were fantastic. I remember watching Anton’s pop up tent blow away and Belinda’s ripping in two!

We hiked, dived into a tidal pool, ate ice cream by the beach, drank beer and stand up paddle boarded in the harbour.

I felt alive and full of energy. I loved every second of it. The tales of people’s adventures had me on the edge of my seat and I came away buzzing.

That weekend sparked my love affair with adventure. I felt very intrepid and booked my second trip a few days later…Wild Camping in the Brecon Beacons.

Forecasted for torrential rain, my parents were worried and the guy I was dating at the time thought I was crazy, but I was too excited for words.

It was my first time in the Brecon Beacons and wild camping. And I LOVED it! We hiked up a ridge to the most spectacular views of quintessential Welsh countryside.

A patchwork of green hues, rolling hills, wild hedgerows and dense forests spread out before us. We watched grumbling purple clouds move across the horizon as we basked in blue skies and sunshine!

We hiked off the ridge and into the untamed land, where we explored a magical damp wood and discovered an enchanted pool with a tumbling waterfall — perfect for a quick morning dip to wake you up.

I felt very daring wild camping in the Welsh countryside and as I slipped into the enchanted pool, with the water’s cold shock forcing me to catch my breathe, I also felt rather adventurous.

The time has gone when I was too scared to jump into glacial waters (circa school trip 2008). These microadventures have proven to be the stepping stones to my bigger adventures and with each one, my courage grows and comfort zone stretches.

[Read My Ultimate Adventure Guide To Mongolia: 11 Reasons To Visit which I created after traveling and working solo in Mongolia for 3 months!]

However, I still LOVE the microadventures and am fully enlisted into the weekend warrior philosophy, although now you’ll more often find me clipped into my road bike or running on the trails than strapped into my hiking boots.

[Ever listened to a podcast that was recorded in an igloo? No? Nows your chance! My best friend and I went with Much Better Adventures to learn how to build an igloo in Switzerland for the weekend! Listen here.]

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3. ADVENTURE IS A MINDSET

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Over the years I’ve come to discover and learn that adventure isn’t a one-off event or journey that involves exploring an unfamiliar culture or landscape.

Adventure is a mindset that you live by and it is unique to everyone.

For me, adventure means embarking on a journey of transformation by taking that one giant leap of faith and trusting that the universe will catch you. It can be building a business, growing a brand, changing careers, starting a family or venturing into nature. It can be anything you want.

The people who take these leaps are those that inspire me to grow, take risks and make a difference to this world.

[Want more adventure in your life or thinking of changing direction in your life? Listen to Season 1 Episode 12: How To Live A Life Of Adventure to find out how others have achieved living an adventurous life.]

The people on my first Explorers Connect microadventure squashed any doubts I had about my solo travel plans, they boosted my confidence about traveling solo and told me tales of their bygone journeys which topped up my excitement, motivation and inspiration to just go!

I have since traveled down a trajectory I never thought existed and my path continues to change, but always down the more adventurous option!

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4. ADVENTURE HAS PUSHED ME

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By surrounding myself with inspirational adventurers who are continuously pushing their limits and enjoying life’s journey, I have been motivated to push myself further, be better, set higher goals and be the best that I can be.

Jim Rohn’s belief rings true to me…

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” — Jim Rohn

If you had told me when I was 17 or 18 that I would be wild camping in a field, in a bivvy bag, I would have laughed and thought you mad. Now this is one of the things that I live for!

Belinda Kirk, founder of Explorers Connect, and her incredible community were the first to help me learn new skills in the outdoors, increase my self-confidence, stretch my comfort zone and encourage me to overcome my fears.

When I was 11, I cried for hours after spending a short few minutes on Disneyland’s Rocky Mountain rollercoaster.

While adventuring in an old Victorian slate mine last year, I jumped off a ledge to free fall 50m for fun (attached to a rope) AND with adventurer Laura Kennington we completed the Via Ferrata Xtreme at Honister, Lake District.

I really dislike heights but these small feats bolster my confidence and show me that I am the master of my mind.

Adventure has facilitated me to stretch myself that little bit further, take greater risks and it has taught me to live in the moment.

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5. IF IT WASN’T FOR DISCOVERING ADVENTURE, I WOULDN’T BE WHERE I AM TODAY

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If I hadn’t picked up Scott Of The Antarctic’s diary, read Rich Roll’s book, sat at the back of the Royal Geographical’s auditorium listening to the tale of Frank Wild, or never come across Explorers Connect, then I hate to think where I would be today. Adventure truly has transformed and changed my life.

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If you want to be inspired and motivated to embark on an adventure or push your limits, then check out my podcast.

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I recommend listening to my most popular podcast episode first: Season 2 Episode 16 with Megan Hine on How To Influence Your Mind To Thrive.

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Meg is a survival expert and expedition leader Megan Hine, and I guarantee she will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and planning your adventure in next to no time!

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Andreas Mikkelsen’s insane journey from rally driver to top triathlete

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Header Image Photo Credit: Andreas Mikkelsen

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I visited the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlete Camp with Red Bull, where I interviewed their athlete, three times car rally world champion Andreas Mikkelsen. Read the article on Red Bull or below.

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When three-time rallying world champ Andreas Mikkelsen decided to race his first elite triathlon, he picked the toughest one on earth. Reliving the pain, he breaks down his epic Norseman challenge.

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Andreas Mikkelsen was always destined for greatness. After knee injuries brought a promising skiing career to an end, the Norwegian turned his hand to motor racing at 16 years old, and has been competing on the rallying world stage ever since, winning three World Championships to date. And now he’s got another incredible racing achievement under his belt – but one that didn’t require an engine.
The 29-year-old and his co-driver and navigator, Anders Jaeger, have always dreamed of racing in a full triathlon event. So, naturally, they signed up for the toughest triathlon in the world: Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon. Held in their native Norway, it requires athletes to swim 3.8km, cycle 180km, run 42.2km and ascend more than 5235m of Norway’s exquisite landscape. From jumping off a ferry at 5am into a freezing fjord, to a leg-sappingly steep mountain climb, called Zombie Hill, it’s hours of never-ending pain.
It’s the kind of race where you’ll find yourself alone on your bike in the middle of a big mountain plateau or looking marooned in a wasteland, only suited for reindeer and rocks. Often, it’s just you and your sheer determination to make it to the finish line and claim the world’s most coveted black tee on the summit of a mountain – a mountain so high that you can see one sixth of Norway’s mainland. And, you won’t be surprised to know, it’s seen many an experienced triathlete fail.
With no experience in open water, and very little experience on the bike, even an elite sportsman like Andreas had his work cut out. Here, the Red Bull athlete breaks down exactly what it takes to race in the world’s ultimate triathlon…

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The Preparation

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I cycled any chance I got

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My full-time job is rallying, so we – Anders and I – can’t train like the proper triathletes. Fitting in the really long elite triathlon training sessions was difficult, because we have to use as little energy as possible, as our main focus is rallying.
To counteract our lack of triathlon training time, we prioritised cycling as we needed to get the milage in on the bike. We also practised the entire Norseman cycle route before the summer, but even then we couldn’t fit in enough training! So I took my bike on my summer vacation in Ibiza, to get some miles in before the start of the race.

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My rally training counted for zero

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To be a competitive rally driver, you have to be in good shape. The training isn’t as extreme as Norseman, or even regular triathlon training, and usually requires hard workouts between 5-25 minutes, be it running or strength training, whatever it takes for you to be fit and maintain concentration during really warm and very long days. More often than not, you’re sitting in a car that’s between sixty and seventy degrees for long periods. It’s tough and requires a lot of focus, but training is done in small doses.
Triathlon training is the opposite of this. More often than not, it requires long periods of time in the saddle, pool or on your feet and there is no one temperature to worry about. Unfortunately, time was not a luxury we were afforded, as our schedule didn’t allow it. But, along with the cycle route, we were able to squeeze in the first 25km of the run and we swam in the fjord – it was freezing in the springtime, I’d never swam in such cold water before, it was a little bit of a shock!

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It really was sink or swim

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My training for rally driving has never involved swimming. I’ve come a long way since my first ever open-water swimming lesson, which was only two months before the race! My initial thoughts after my debut open-water session was that it was much harder than I expected. I was having trouble with the breathing and swallowed a little water. We were advised to get an expert in to give us some open-water swimming tips, to improve our efficiency and performance in the water.
Subsequently, we enlisted the help of fellow Red Bull athlete Kristian Blummenfelt, bronze winner of the Triathlon World Cup, ranked number 3 in the World Triathlon Series 2017, and somebody who swims between 4000m and 6000m every day. Kristian gave us some great tips on how to use less energy in the water and swim faster, such as a steeper hand entry into the water.

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Kristian was a great instructor. Anders was always faster than me during the training sessions but, on race day, I was first out of the water which surprised me!

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My support crew were key

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My support crew were two of my friends; one had raced in Norseman previously and his past experience was really important to our success, and my other friend was a very serious guy.
We had a lot of meetings before Norseman to go through the athlete guide and cover every potential problem. They joined me on lots of my training sessions before the summer, during which those who had already raced Norseman gave us lots of tips, good ideas and told us what to expect.

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The race

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I had no real expectations – just to finish

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I was not feeling nervous before the race, as I knew I had done the training and was just racing to have a really good time.
I thought, ‘Okay, if I don’t get the black tee, what’s the worst that will happen?’ Nothing. I am just racing Norseman for myself, whereas in rallying, if I don’t perform, then I let down a lot of people and manufacturers.
Having said that, I was a little nervous about opening too hard on the swim, which I managed to do anyway! When we were on the ferry, I was really looking forward to starting Norseman. It was fun.

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My swim was surprisingly strong

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This year, Norseman experienced unusually warm weather. In past events, the fjord’s water temperature has been around 13 degrees, but, this year, it was 18 degrees. So we knew the water was warmer and it was going to be okay. Before we jumped off the ferry, we said goodbye to each other. Everyone is dressed exactly the same and we all resemble seals in the water, so it’s impossible to see and even recognise each other during a swim, particularly at dawn. It just felt nice to get going.

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Cycling had its ups and downs

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During the 180km cycle I was pushing hard on the downhill, as it was so much more exciting. No-one passed me on the downhill! I conserved energy on the uphill and that’s where a few athletes passed me.
Only would I later realise that I had started way too hard on the swim. Just before halfway on the cycling, my legs started to cramp. I eventually managed to overcome the cramps by eating well, drinking a lot and getting enough salt throughout the entire event. My support crew did a really great job in preparing everything for me.
My cramps were still giving me a little trouble and I struggled a bit during the run, but thankfully it did get much better over time.

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Zombie Hill lived up to its name

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After cycling 180km, I had to run 25km – it’s pretty much flat terrain, but I was struggling with a lot of lower-back pain as my body was not used to sitting in the aero position on the bike for such a long period of time.
By the time I reached Zombie Hill, an 8km section of switchbacks that mark the start of the 1650m ascent to the top of Gaustatoppen, where you can claim the black tee shirt, my muscles were finished. My back still ached a lot.
I expected it would be an easy walk up to the top of Gaustatoppen. I have no trouble running 20/30km, however, after swimming and cycling so much, it was a very, very different experience. Walking was really tough. It was so steep, I was in so much pain, I was exhausted. My legs simply had no energy. To run up the hill was unthinkable.
On race day, nothing really worked! I was really exhausted and never thought: ‘This is going really well!’ But I did it – I made it to the top.

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I finished 90th out of 238 triathletes

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I made it across the line in 14hrs and 5 minutes. I am really pleased with the result. Despite being very tired, I was well within the cut-off time for the black tee, which you get for finishing on top of Gaustatoppen. Next time I will start the swim much calmer, so I have more energy towards the end.
Everything up to the last 5km was great, but those final 5km were tough. I was feeling pain in my ankles, knees and lower back, but luckily I had my crew with me and they really helped me on.

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It was encouraging to have so many spectators cheering you on, while my crew had a car with a big music player so, while running, I was able to listen to my playlists.
Right now, I’m feeling very happy and feel like I have done my first and last Norseman, although give me a week and I might be telling you differently!

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Competing in Norseman will make me become a better rally driver

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I have been competing in sport my entire life and love it. I know that I’m fit enough to be a really good rally driver, but Norseman gave me a new motivation to be even better.
Norseman pushed me to train more, and pushed me to search for my mental and physical limits. I need other goals along with rallying that will drive me to train harder and become better and, this year, it was Norseman.
You have to be very focused while rallying, but I don’t think being a rally driver helped me that much in Norseman. What I’m actually really hoping for, is that racing Norseman will help me become a better rally driver and take our performance as a team to the next level.

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Watch Andreas’ vlog of the race below. And follow him on Instagram here.

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Queen and King of the world’s ultimate triathlon: a smashed course record and triple winner

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Discover how the Norweigan triathlete, Mette Petterson was crowned Queen of the 2018 Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, despite never racing a full distance triathlon before (oh, and she absolutely smashed the female course record too)!

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The crowned King of Norseman became not a one time winner or even a double winner of Norseman, but a TRIPLE winner of the world’s toughest Ironman distance triathlon. *sharp intake of breath and mouthing wow*

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Photo credit: Agurtxane Concellon

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This was the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon’s 16th year in which 238 of the world’s most daring triathletes representing 35 countries swam 3.8km, cycled 180km, ran 42.2km and ascended more than 5235m in Norway’s exquisite landscape.

To be clear… that’s a swim in cold-is fjord waters, a bike through mountains and a marathon run up another mountain to the finish. Did I mention this starts at 5am by the athletes jumping off a ferry?

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An unusually warm day greeted these daring triathletes in Eidfjord, Norway on Saturday 4th August. They all converged on the back of the ferry at 4am in the morning, ready to plunge into the deep black waters below and start their journey to the top of Mount Gaustatoppen, as soon as the horn was sounded.

Three times Norseman winner Allan Hovda and course record holder Lars Christian Vold had a friendly race rivalry and were the men’s favourites to win. The female athletes tipped for podium finishers were training partners Mette Petterson and Heini Hartikainen, a 2017 Ironman world champion podium finisher.

Hovda and Vold made for a very fast and very exciting race, as they were neck and neck until deep into the race, having held around the top 5 throughout the swim and bike section. However, shortly after starting the run, Hovda had really taken the lead and maintained a significant gap of 10 minutes. After 10 hours 5 minutes of racing, Hovda climbed the last steps to the summit of Gaustatoppen, the race’s epic finishing line and was clearly ecstatic to have won for the third time.

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Mette Petterson’s performance was jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring, she proved the course was no match for her and destroyed last years female record by a whopping 48 minutes, with an impressive time of 11:16:10. Mette was the fifth athlete out of the water and the first woman, she continued this fast pace throughout the race and held at least a lead of 6 minutes throughout the entire race.

During the run, Hartikainen closed the gap and was hot on Mette’s heels, she crossed the finish line soon after Mette and both became the first women to achieve a sub-12 hour Norseman race.

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Who knows what next years race will bring, but one thing is for certain, the triathletes are getting stronger and faster, making for a more exhilarating race each year.

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Watch the race summary video below ⬇️

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Behind The Scenes: Taking Over 2018 Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon’s Instagram Stories

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After running down Dag Oliver, Managing Director of the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon a.k.a. the world’s toughest triathlon, at The London Triathlon Show in February, I was given the very enjoyable task of taking over Norseman’s Instagram Stories (@nxtri) over the 4-day race period. Want to know what it takes to compete in the world’s ultimate triathlon and become a Norseman? Then read below and watch the video.

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This year the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon turned 16 and saw 238 of the world’s most daring triathletes, representing 35 countries swim 3.8km, cycle 180km, run 42.2km and ascend more than 5235m in Norway’s exquisite landscape.

To be clear… that’s a swim in cold-is fjord waters, a bike through mountains and a marathon run up another mountain to the finish. Did I mention this starts at 5am by the athletes jumping off a ferry?

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Wow! What an amazing day! It’s over. I’m feeling exhausted but also charged and wide awake. As I was putting the press release together on Saturday evening, my brain was in over drive and my body exhausted – and I hadn’t even raced!

This is what my amazing day was like, I didn’t race, but working with Norseman was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had and I’m already looking forward to next year!

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3:25am: I was out with the athletes and their support crew. As the athletes racked their bikes and ensured they had everything ready for their first transition, the atmosphere was filled with tension, anxiety, pre-race nerves, joy and anticipation. You could hear the rustling of the athletes’ equipment and the hushed murmurs as athletes and crew members talked to each other. The final preparations were coming to an end.

4am: We were on the ferry. Most of the athletes made a beeline for the inside viewing area to chill out, talk with friends, take on final nutrition and hydration, get suited up and drop their bags off. Others remained on the ferry floor. Some sat with their backs against the floor or perched against the barrels, their faces etched with tension.

4.15am: Supporters cheered as the ferry departed. Eidfjord’s lights grew smaller as the ferry made waves across the black silk-like water. The air and water was unusually warm, so no one opted for the cold water showers.

4:45am: The ferry blew its horn signaling it was time. This was it. The infamous 4m plunge into the fjords usually icy waters. Some athletes backflipped, others held their nose and goggles and went for a pencil jump and a few needed a lot of encouragement to make that jump.

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5am: Another horn signalled it was time for the athletes to swim the 3.8km back to shore. They looked like small fish making splashes along the water’s surface. Two elite males, Eirik Ravnan and Harry Wiltshire made a break and held their lead, leaving the pack behind.

5:50am: Ravnan and Wiltshire were out of the water within 48 mins, soon followed by Allan Hovda, Lars Chrsitan Vold and Mette Petterson. The swim set the exciting tone for the race, who was going to be crowned King and Queen of Norseman?

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6.20am: Erik Jungeling, Media Director of Norseman, and I quickly drove out of Eidjford, keen to get ahead of the traffic and catch up with the leaders. The sun was out, the temperatures still warm and the excitement building. Who was in the lead? Would they hold their position? And how long for? We passed cyclist after cyclist, each embodying a look of dogged determination and absolute focus.

7am: The support crew, made up of one to two individuals, were only allowed to stop at certain places along the bike route. We caught up with a few of the crew to find out how their athlete was doing and what they would be giving their athlete.

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7.30am: We stopped at Dyranut, the entrance to the Hardangvidda Plateau, where there was a much welcomed tailwind for the athletes, something I’m sure that appeared in their dreams, but is unheard of in Norseman. Usually athletes are having to battle a headwind!

While the athletes made friends with the elements, we found some of their support crews taking refuge in the cosy cafe and tucking into breakfast!

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8:30am: When you wake up at 2:55am, 8:30am breakfast becomes lunch according to Eirik! We stopped at Geilo, the foot of Kikut, one of the first big climbs from Eidfjord and here we saw the top 20 athletes cycle passed us in a blur.

We also caught up with the Huub support crew for Mette Petterson and Heini Hartikainen:

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9am: As we descended Kikut, which is a long smooth descent and where athletes can pick up speed in the aero position, we stayed behind an athlete going at 84km/h!! That’s seriously fast!!!

9:30am:  We finally caught up with the ongoing battle between Allan Hovda and Lars Christian Vold, Allan was in front and Lars just 9 seconds behind him. Lars smashed Norseman’s record last year with an impressive time of 9 hours 52 minutes, but Allan has won Norseman twice and has been training all year to beat Lars.

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9:40am: We ascended the infamous Mount Iming, a notorious mountain that Eirik described as a  “super villain in an ’80 Hollywood action movie.” It’s a false flat, so once you’ve climbed the steep hundreds of meters up and you think you’re going to be rewarded with some respite.

You’re wrong.

Mount Iming fools you by looking flat, but you actually have another several kilometers of climbing to go. As we drove along this stretch, I was truly blown away by the landscape it was absolutely stunning.

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10:10am: At the top of Mount Iming we caught up with the two leaders’ support crews:

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12pmWe arrived at T2. The gateway to the finish line at Gaustatoppen, where all of our triathletes dream of finishing, but only 160 of the 238 athletes would be able to, due to the time cut-offs.

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Here, with the help of their support crew, the athletes quickly changed out of their cycling gear and into their running gear, before running off into the mountains.

Some came off their bikes looking fresh and changed speedily with little care who saw them naked. While others dismounted with stiff legs and pain, looking like the next 42km could be unpleasant.

In true Norseman style, the location was stunning. I couldn’t decide if T1 or T2 was more beautiful, but you guys said T2 and I think I would have to agree.

The sun was out, the crowds lined the transition area, upbeat music was playing and all with a backdrop of the most stunning lake.

We caught up with some of the crowd:

Idda, Theresa and Modum, 3 members of Oslo’s Triathlon Club, had cycled here to cheer for 17 of their team members!

As well as a couple of the triathletes crew members:

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12:30pm: The first 25km of the run is pancake flat, however this only lulls you into a false sense of relief, as Gautatoppen suddenly looms into view. It’s there to intimidate the triathletes. To tease them and to taunt them, ‘Do you think you can really run and climb 1400m to my summit?’

As Gaustatoppen grew larger and larger, we passed Hovda who looked phenomenally strong considering how far he had already swam and cycled and his pace! Wow! His pace would be a quick sprint for me during a training session!

12:45pm: Oh My Gosh! Zombie Hill is insane!! It’s seriously steep for a LONG time! My mind cannot comprehend how some of our athletes can wind up that side of the mountain, running on the road, on that steep gradient and in the blaring sun. Just wow!

Allan was looking really strong, but second and third place at this point was totally up for grabs!

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2pm: The athletes were running, climbing, walking and crawling up the trail to Gaustatoppen, but the Norseman Live TV team, Helen Webster and Daniel Granberg, Producer at Spocks Family, Erik and I caught 2 funiculars, which were over 70 years old to the summit of Gaustatoppen and wow!

Norseman is known for being unique, known for being tough and known for epic landscapes and it did not fail to deliver. The top of Gaustatoppen was simply outstanding. The view took your breathe away, with mossy green mountains, escarpments slashing through the landscape and sapphire lakes stretched out as far as the eye could see.

We also experienced the infamous weather. Within 1 hour we had hail, torrential rain, sunshine and rainbows! It was extraordinary!!

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3.45pm: The excitement and anticipation built over the hour as we kept our eyes peeled for any sight of Hovda coming up Gaustatoppen. It was a little like Where’s Wally? As between the ant sized tourists and epic landscape you couldn’t make out who was a triathlete, spectator or a large rock!!

Then our time keeper amazingly spotted him – I have no idea how, as Hovda’s attire camouflaged him perfectly against the surrounding landscape.

It was now on. The winner was approaching. You could start to hear the cheers and even as I write this now, my hairs raise and my body tingles. It was a magical and awe-inspiring moment. One that happened slowly but also very fast all at the same time.

3:05pm: “HIJA HIJA HIJA HIJA HIJA HIJA!” – the crowd cheered, creating an electrifying atmosphere as Allan Hovda took hold of his gigantic Norwegian flag and proudly held it above his head, as he power walked and jogged up the last steps to the finish line…winning Norseman!!

For me, it was a whirlwind moment of emotion, excitement, adrenalin, gratitude and just such a privilege to experience that finish with him. I can’t imagine how it felt for him.

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3:15pm: Kjell Magnus was next to follow in Allan’s footsteps, with the crowd cheering HiJa and clapping him in as he crossed the finish line, claiming second place!

3:16pm: Lars Christian Vold was hot on Magnus’ heels and Lars claimed third place, celebrating his podium finish with his incredible support crew and beautiful family. Lars did extraordinarily well as he was having issues with an old calf injury during the race.

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4:15pm: Unfortunately Erik and I couldn’t stay to see Mette cross the finish line, but we caught her astonishing finish on the Live TV! Mette won the female race, smashed the course record by 48 minutes and came 12th place overall. Heini soon followed Mette 6 minutes later claiming second place and they both became the first two females at Norseman to achieve a sub-12 hour race! Amazing!

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4:30pm We arrived in Gaustablikk, where the athletes would be staying after they’ve become a Norseman and the destination for those athletes who didn’t make the black tee shirt time cut off at the 32km mark.

Only 160 athletes are allowed through the 32km mark to make it to the top of Gaustatoppen and claim the coveted black tee shirt. The other athletes must run 8 loops of around 100m at Gaustablikk and when they cross the finish line in Gaustablikk, they achieve their hard earned white tee shirt.

5pm: We caught up with the lucky runners who had just scraped the cut off time at the top of Zombie Hill and were on their way to Gaustatoppen:

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6pm: We watched with awe as athletes who had given Norseman everything they had, ate up the kilometre’s on the final stretch of the white tee shirt course:

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And Vivian went on to do just that, smashing Norseman’s white tee shirt course with a sub-14 hour finishing time!!

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6.30pm: Bent Olav, co-founder of Norseman, ran with all of the white tee shirt athletes with a gigantic Norwegian flag flowing behind him. Bent cheered them on, spreading his contagious positivity and making their white tee shirt experience even more memorable.

9pm: Our white tee shirt athletes are still going! After more than 16 1/2 hours of racing it was truly awe-inspiring to see the athletes radiating with positivity, digging deep, giving off energy and having smiles spread across their faces as they continued their race to the finish.

12:48pm: The last athlete crossed the finish line. Wow.

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Want to watch the race? Check out the race review summary film below!

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AND check out my Instagram Stories take over by heading to Norseman’s Instagram feed (@nxtri) and clicking #nxtri2018 highlights!

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It was the night before the 2018 Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon

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Twas the night before the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon and all through the cabins, not a creature was stirring, not even a triathlete. The wetsuits were hung by the athletes with care, as they dreamt of the black tee shirt, that would soon be theirs. And the ferry stood still on Eidfjord’s cold waters, waiting to take them beyond the shore. Soon they’d be jumping and their heart rates racing….

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Well, that’s not strictly true…although the town of Eidjford, Norway was quiet and peaceful, our triathletes heart rates were already racing with nervous excitement and anticipation that race day was upon them.

I was one of the lucky ones, my role for race day was sharing our athletes’ Norseman journey on Instagram Stories (@nxtri)and sending out the press release on Sunday. Instead of butterflies whirling around my stomach, I slept soundly. From 2:55am my alarm was set and I suspect like many of our athletes, ready to go off every minute – just in case I slept through the first, second and third…

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But let’s go back a few hours… Hundreds of athletes and their support crew are all sitting shoulder to shoulder in the gymnasium. It suddenly goes black. Silence. The heart-pounding music of Norseman starts to build. We are all watching the 2017 Norseman race film. Excitement, expectancy and pre-race nerves fill the gymnasium.

I wasn’t racing and yet this film raised the hairs on the back of my neck. We saw the athletes being showered in cold water as they prepared to plunge 4 meters into the icy fjord waters from the ferry. Intense looks spread across their faces. It was time.

Then epic landscapes emblazoned the gymnasium’s wall, many times it was just an athlete on their bike in the middle of a big mountain plateau or looking marooned in a wasteland only suited for reindeer and rocks. It was just them. A lone triathlete, no one to see them, hear them or cheer them on. Just them and their sheer will to make it to the finish line and claim their black tee shirt.

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It then cuts to Lars Christian Vold and Anne Nevin climbing the final steps of Gaustatoppen to their victories, smashing the course records and claiming the world’s most coveted black tee shirt – the one goal all of our athletes share, and yet only 160 will be able to claim the prestigious prize.

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Torill Pederson, Norsmena’s Race Director, then shared with us her final words of encouragement and Norseman wisdom before opening the doors and releasing our athletes and supporters. The atmosphere lifted and became more jovial. It was now time for them to head back to their accommodation to get some more food, relax, breathe, think about what’s ahead in a calm and relaxed way and finally sleep, waiting until that alarm goes off and adrenaline kicks in.

I was lucky to grab 10 minutes with three times World Rally Champion Andreas Mikkelsen, who was racing Norseman with his navigator and co-driver Anders Jaeger.

We briefly chatted about what made him decide to enter Norseman, how he had prepared for the race, how it differed to rally driving and how he was feeling with less than 12 hours to go!

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While the athletes and their support slept (or tried to sleep), the media crew met to talk through what to expect, how to stay safe and respect the athletes. As questions were being answered and media badges collected, I could see the clock ticking by and my hours of sleep quickly diminishing.

It was just past 11pm when my head hit the pillow and my alarm was set for 2:55am. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this excited to get up so early.

2:55: The alarm went off. I could hear Helen Webster, my roommate and editor of Triathlon 220 stirring. I thought really? Is it time already? Yes, this was it. Time to go and follow and share the athletes’ journey as they raced in the earth’s ultimate triathlon.

3:10: But first, Helen and I did the very British thing and had a cup of tea. Then we braved the night’s air and got the cameras rolling.

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Norseman Pro Tips From Some Of The World’s Toughest Triathletes

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“It’s without a doubt my favourite triathlon!” – Tobias Mews, Adventure journalist, author and athlete

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If you want to conquer The Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, you’ll need to jump off a ferry into freezing fjord waters at 5am, cycle up 1000’s of meters, defeat numerous mountains, including Zombie Mountain, and take whatever nature throws at you. You can have all 4 seasons in one race day here in Eidjford. It’s not for the faint-hearted. Then look no further for pro tips on how to tackle the world’s toughest Triathlon.

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#1 You all know I’m a BIG advocate for this: Mental Preparation

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“Accept the pain and know that it will pass.”

– Allan Hovda (@Allan Hovda), Winner of Norseman x2, Swissman, Lofoten Triathlon and Ironman Haugesund

At the Norseman Athlete Zone – LIVE Q&A Allan recommended visualising and mentally preparing yourself for parts of the course, so you know what to do and what to say to yourself when you come to that point of the race. 

When you come to that point when you hurt, accept the pain and know that everyone is hurting and that this will pass.

And if that doesn’t work, know that if you will give up, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life.

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#2 Train in race conditions

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“I had to work on getting used to cold water swimming.”

– Josta Bolhuis, triathlon coach and founder Trispiration, Norseman competitor (DNF) and Celtman finisher, among others.

I had to work on getting used to cold water swimming, because while I was training the open water temperature in Holland was rising. Open water temperatures in Holland were between 18-20oC and for Norseman they were between 10-14oC. This was a problem.

So I decided to only shower really really cold. I also swam all of my races in Holland without a wetsuit to get used to cold waters. During Norseman I didn’t have any problems with the cold water and came out of the water very happy, with a good strong swim behind me. Celtman, Norseman’s partner race, was even better!!!

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#3 Test your kit out on the race course where possible

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“Don’t do what I did and stupidly wear tinted goggles for the swim!”

Tobias Mews (@tobiasmews), Adventure journalist, author and athlete

Don’t do what I did and stupidly wear tinted goggles for the swim. I jumped off the ferry into the murky depths to then discover I couldn’t see a thing. I promptly swam the 700m to the start in total darkness, only to end up being off course. I then swam blindly upstream and finished several hours later! It was not my finest hour or two!

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#4 Can’t train or test the course? Think outside the box and replicate the course in any way you can!

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“I think people who lived around these bridges thought I was going nuts!”

Josta Bolhuis, triathlon coach and founder Trispiration, Norseman competitor (DNF) and Celtman finisher, among others.

There are no mountains nor hills where I live in Holland, but Norseman is all about climbing meters.  So to get stronger and to get used to going up and down for the run, I went to the coast of Holland and ran up and down the deep sand dunes. For cycling, I cycled endless amount of times up and down the bridges, between 30 and 50times in one training session!

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#5 Pace yourself

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“Do not kill yourself on the bike”

– Tobias Mews(@tobiasmews), Adventure journalist, author and athlete

Another tip would be to not kill yourself on the bike. I was so distraught by how much time I’d lost, I beasted myself on the bike to make up time. Which meant that my legs died on zombie hill (something that’s never happened in any of the 4 Ironmans I’ve done). 

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#6 Strategise and plan with your race crew

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“Make sure one of your support crew members is a good driver and you have a good communication system in place!”

– Josta Bolhuis, triathlon coach and founder Trispiration, Norseman competitor (DNF) and Celtman finisher, among others.

My nutrition plan failed during the race along with communications with my support crew. They were scared of driving in Norway, so they drove off for 50KM each time and I just lost them. This meant I couldn’t fill up my bottles, get my nutrition and more.

It’s also important to have a good fit athlete to run with you and one that doesn’t mind stopping a lot. Have a communication plan in place, so you can give a thumb up or down to let them know you need something and that you are ok.

Nutrition is really important. Talk it through many times with your crew, including how you react when you get tired, dehydrated etc., so they can anticipate what you need help with.

I improved this system for Celtman after being unable to complete Norseman and it paid off.

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#7 Get into the adventure mindset

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“See Norseman as an adventure.”

Tobias Mews (@tobiasmews), Adventure journalist, author and athlete

You have one goal – to get that black t-shirt. Your second goal is to get a white one! Any notion of finishing time or position (as long as it’s less than the cut off) should be arbitrary! It’s without a doubt my favourite triathlon!

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#8 Nail your nutrition

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“Nice to get a black tee, but it’s not worth dying for!”

Allan Hovda (@AllanHovda), Winner of Norseman x2, Swissman, Lofoten Triathlon and Ironman Haugesund

For those who are doing Norseman for the first time, nutrition tends to be the biggest issue. You really need a tried and tested sound nutrition plan.

Sometimes when you’re racing, you don’t feel hungry and don’t want to eat, but you really have to be consistent with the amount of food your are digesting. Always listen to your support crew regarding your nutrition, if they tell you to eat, eat!

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Want to up your mental game in your sport? Then find out how we can work together by dropping me a message via my red messenger on my website or send me an email to adelaide@lillywild.com

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How To Be More Present

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Do you find yourself running through your life with barely time to think, feeling overwhelmed, stressed and tired?

Lululemon Guildford asked me to give a workshop for their community on how to be more present, and we partnered with Kiki.K and Turnfit Studio to make it really awesome! Read on to find out my top 6 ways to slow down, to feel more calm, to bring more presence into your life.

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Do you want to live your best life? Yes? Excellent! Then read on, this blog is for your 🙂

My name is Adelaide and I draw inspiration from sports psychology, to coach entrepreneurs, executives, and athletes to overcome adversity, become adventurous and live their best life.

I came to be a coach by learning to overcome adversity myself… Imagine someone ripping out the batteries in your body and not being able to replace them. That’s what it was like for me several years ago. For 4 years I suffered with M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and this meant I spent much of my time sleeping in bed, in a darkened room, in silence.

My life fell apart around me. I was told by doctors that I would never recover. But I wanted to live my best life. I wanted to go on adventures. These deep desires drove me to find the thing that would enable me to fully recover.

And I did. In 3 days. By learning how to re-wire my mind to live a life I love. I haven’t looked back since, I’m now an adventurer, high performance coach and last year I went from coach to Ironman athlete – unfortunately for my bank account, I’m now hooked on long distance triathlon and endurance challenges!

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[In 2016 I achieved my dream of adventuring in the Arctic, listen to my journey of cross-country skiing across Svalbard for 9 days here.]

I’ve learnt that one of the key ways to living your best life is by living in the moment, by being present.

But what do you think it means to be present?

Being Present is an experience when you feel at peace with who you are, your desires and how you can achieve them – no matter what the situation is or what other people think.

Being Present Matters, because it allows you to show up in the best way possible.

On my podcast, The Wild Show, one of the world’s top survival expert’s Megan Hine shared with us that she’s added a 4th rule to the survival rule of 3:

  • 3 mins minutes without air
  • 3 days without water 3 weeks without food
  • 3 months without company
  • 3 seconds without thinking

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95% of thought processes happen beneath the surface, to protect us from the bombardment of stimuli. We need to be present, we need to notice our surroundings, to listen to our conscious and unconscious, so we can not just survive, but make the best decisions and live our best life.

When you feel nervous, how well do you perform?

When you feel irritated, how compassionate are you?

When you feel stressed, how creative and positive are you?

These negative feelings are caused by our thoughts about the past or the future such as what might happen, how we might screw something up, what someone did to you.

Being present is challenging, because we must learn to influence what we can actually influence – our thoughts, feelings, plans and behaviours.  A skill that’s crucial in survival situations as well as enabling us to thrive in our daily life.

For example, it’s not being cut up in traffic by that white van driver that makes us irritated and angry, we are doing these feelings in response to his actions.

We do not have influence over the white van driver and it’s not fair that we should be at whim to these negative and unhelpful feelings, we need to learn how to influence our emotions, our feelings. To feel the things we want to feel and act how we want to act. To be present in the moment.

The serenity prayer says it best:

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; 

Courage to change the things I can; 

And wisdom to know the difference

But how do you actually slow your mind down enough to be present? To utilise the power of now? To zone back in again?

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1. Gratitude Practice

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Do any of you stop to think about how grateful you are for a specific moment or for your life?

A daily gratitude practice is so important to our wellbeing, as it really helps us to re-wire our mind for happiness and positivity.

By spending time to be present and focus on the things we’re grateful for, we’re wiring our mind to look out for the positive moments that happen in our life and to stay with them for a longer period of time.

We are wiring our minds for positivity and shots circuiting the negative thought loops – the stuff that takes our attention away from the present.

In the morning, write down 3 things that you’re grateful for

This establishes a positive pattern of thinking and acting when it really matters, setting you up for the day, to focus your attention on the positive.

In the evening, write down 3 amazing things that happened that day.

Use the time before bed to invest in yourself, to reflect on your day, to be present and focus on the positive.

You can’t use the same thing everyday, so think of it as a game!

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2. Check in with yourself

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Do any of you ever feel tired or overwhelmed during your day? The solution is easy. Hit the pause button.

Throughout your day check in with yourself and take in the moment.

Look around you, assess your current state and ask yourself some of these questions:

  • What can I see around me?
  • What can I hear?
  • What can I smell?
  • What can I feel, what textures are there?
  • What kind of colours are there?
  • What am I grateful for?

Do you workout?

Give using this technique a go just before your next workout… A few minutes before you being, pause, with no music in your ear and tune into your body and your breathe. Really zone in.

Stay there for several seconds or a couple of minutes, close your eyes to really focus and think about what you want to get out of your workout. If it’s to be more present, turn off strava or your tracker, or perhaps run without music.

By practising this technique, you’ll start to get so much more out of your workout, are you’ll start to feel more present to your body, mind experience and surroundings.

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3. Really listen

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When you’re talking to someone, how often do you worry about what you’re going to say next?

Are you thinking about…What cool story can you tell them? What can you say that will make you sound smart? Or perhaps you’re thinking about what you need to buy for dinner tonight?

This results in us half listening to either our friend, family, colleague or person in passing. We’re often constantly thinking about something other than what they’re saying.

Instead, I challenge you to be present in your conversation. Simply listen to the person with curiosity and compassion. Don’t worry about what you can add to the conversation or what you’re going to say next.

If you’ve truly listened to what they’ve been saying, your unconscious mind will know exactly what to say next – and it will probably be better than what you would say!

It’s challenging and can be scary not to listen with anticipation, I know, I’ve been there.

When creating my podcast The Wild Show I was suddenly interviewing all of these amazing people and while they were talking I would be constantly worrying about what I should say next? What question should I ask them afterwards? How should I link what they’re saying now to the next thing I wanted to talk about?

The result? A good conversation, but not a truly great one.

I wanted to have the really great conversations. It’s taken practice, courage and confidence, but I now I don’t even go in with prepared questions! I have a couple of bullet points of themes to cover, otherwise I just let the conversation flow by really listening to what they’re saying and diving off their story or advice.

It’s been great seeing how this technique has produced conversations I couldn’t otherwise have imagined and my listeners love it!

This has helped me in my personal and professional life too, as I’m able to be much more present in these conversations too.

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4. Be Ok with not being in control of the future

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Do you worry about the future not panning out how you planned?

Are you often caught up in worrying about the future? From what that person will think of you and if you’ll get that promotion to not being able to handle a certain situation.

By getting caught up in worry, we also allow our insecurities to creep in, we start to experience self-doubt and self-criticism.

I’m currently coaching adaptive climbers who are going to the world championships this year.

One of the main things we are working on is being present in their climbing. They’re worried about the event and how how they’re going to do. I’m helping them change this. Together we’re bringing their focus to the top things that they need to focus on in order to perform at their very best, consistently.

So instead of thinking about how they’ll fall or that the grade will be too high for them. I’m helping them to think about the things that they can influence, the things that will help them perform at their very best on the day, from diet and training, to how they can influence their mind, their feelings and their emotions when it’s competition time.

Worrying about something that may or may not happen is a waste of our energy and really not very helpful to us living our best life. We need to be ok with not being able to control the outcome. But we can influence it by focusing on the right things at the right time.

Have you ever tried to hold on to water? The harder and harder we try, the more it slips through our fingers. However, if we relax, go with the flow and cup our hands, we can hold more water and our life will become fuller.

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5. Reduce Your Distractions

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Do you find that when you sit down to work something is often distracting you away from your task at hand?

It’s challenging to be present in our society that now drains us of all of our focus and attention with the bombardment of information and instant messaging and notifications.

We’re available 24/7.

But our mind can only really focus on 1-2 things at a time.

Did you ever play the old Victorian parlour game when you were younger? On the tray you’d lay out 15-20 small objects from small marbles and coins to scissors and jewellery. You’d then cover it all up with a tea towel and when you uncovered it, you had 30 seconds to memorise as many objects as you could. Most people would remember 5-7 things.

This is because our mind can only focus on a few things at a time. When we try to multi-task we really half-ass it. But when we focus on one thing and be present to it, we whole ass it.

So how you can minimise your distractions?

A brand called Folk Rebellion are encouraging us to unplug from our tech and plug into the real world, whether it’s going back to vinyl records, setting yourself tech boundaries like banning phones from the bedroom, or banning TV when you’re getting the good stuff, only looking at your email at certain times during the day or turning your phone off for the weekend, to name a few.

What could you do?

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6. Meditate

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Do you ever feel stressed, low or frustrated?

Focus on the breathe.

I LOVE meditation and it’s one of the most powerful ways we can change our mindset and re-wire our brain.

Instead of overanalysing situations, our feelings and thoughts, worrying about the future or stewing in what just happened…Take a moment out of your day, whether it’s the morning or evening or at another time and sit or lie down somewhere, quietly, close your eyes and breathe those slow, deep, belly breathes.

Count your breathe to really feel the calmness wash over you.

I teach my clients to create a place in their mind where they can go to relax. A serenity palace if you like.

Go back to a time when you felt really really calm and relaxed and notice everything around you; sounds, the ground, the colours, the temperature, how it feels… And really be in that place, embodying those feelings of calm and relaxation.

If thoughts come in, just observe them. Don’t judge or evaluate them or try to change them.

See them come and watch them float away, as if you were cloud spotting or star gazing when you were younger. 

By being present to your breathe, you are able to re-wire your mind for calmness and relaxation and really strengthen these neuropathways, so instead of feeling stresses most of the time, you’ll start to feel calm and relaxed and therefore more present to your life.

[If you want to understand how you can re-wire your mind in a easy to understand way, read The Number 1 Secret that high performers now]

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Did you like these 6 ways to be more present? Let me know which ones you love by sending me a message via my red messaging bot.

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Don’t know how to get out of town more often? Start here.

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Are new to the outdoor stuff and would love to get out of town more often and try something, but don’t even know where to start?

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As I mentioned in my Red Bull article, 8 Things We Learned At 2018’s Women In The Outdoors Week, joining a community of like-minded badass adventurers is the best way to start. Below I’ve included a list of all of the online and offline communities that will help you get out more, try something new and reach your potential.

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Brands and Companies I Love:

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ADVENTURE

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Much Better Adventures

Award-Winning Adventure Holidays, Weekend Breaks and Ski Chalet Holidays. I’ve met the founder Alex Narracott and he is really lovely and I’ve been on one of their weekend getaways in Geneva which you can listen to here.

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Explorers Connect

The community of adventurers founded by Belinda Kirk, a really awesome human being who helped me start my adventure journey many years ago. Join the adventure revolution.

Meetup

Don’t forget to search here for local like-minded groups doing fun things!

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BUSINESS

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Chris Ducker

Chris, who I’ve met and can say is really awesome, is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, serial entrepreneur, biz coach, blogger and podcaster! He’s my go-to guy when I need help on building my personal brand and business.

Janet Murray

Another incredible woman who I’ve met and worked with on several occasions. Her book has transformed my business and landed me a dream job. If you want to know how small business owners are being featured in The Guardian, Marie Claire and Huffington Post, Janet’s your woman!

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Facebook Communities for Inspiration, Like-Minded People and Free (or nominally priced) Events:

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ADVENTURE

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Tough Girl Tribe

Run by fabulous friend and podcast guest Sarah Williams. This is a paid community for YOU, the listeners of the Tough Girl Podcast. It’s a close knit community of women where they can engage, connect and to find support from other Tough Girls.

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The Yes Tribe

A growing tribe of doers dedicated to making life count through adventures and fun activities in and out of London. Founded by podcast guest, Dave Cornthwaite.

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Adventure Queens

A growing community of adventurous women that provides practical information on all things wild camping and adventure for females, along with awesome camp outs.

Love Her Wild

A supportive female adventure community for women to get answers & inspiration on adventures of all shapes and sizes, and they run events and adventures.

GO London hiking

Go-London, hiking walking and outdoor adventure club. Day hikes, weekend adventures and overseas trips.

Tales of Adventure

The Tales of Adventure evenings are a rapidly expanding, regular speaker event with a focus on adventure, exploration and inspiration.

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FITNESS/SPORT

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MTB Chix&Trails

A supportive place for girls to talk bikes. We all started somewhere and we are all heading somewhere. Some fast, some slow, but we love our bikes, riding our bikes and talking about bikes.

Outdoor Swimming Society

A facebook group where Outdoor Swimming Society members chat, arrange to go swimming, and share images, videos and swimming community chat.

Trail And Ultra Running

A fun, supportive community of trail and ultra runners, new and experienced alike!

Trail and Ultra Running **LADIES ONLY**

A LADIES ONLY group we can cheer each other on, whine a bit, and share the icky stuff we may not want the boys to see. 🙂

Project Awesome London Social

This is just a group of awesome folk who do mega stuff – fun free fitness all over London.

TRACK EAST // RUN DEM CREW

#TrackEast is on every Thursday at Mile End Park Stadium starting at 6:45pm. Session is open to everyone regardless of ability or experience and whether or not you’ve ever run with us at another #RunDemCrew session before.

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CLIMBING

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Womenclimb: Find a Climbing Partner

Join the Womenclimb community and find a climbing partner to buddy up with.

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TRIATHLON/IRONMANS

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Pathetic Triathletes Group

A place for triathletes to share their triathlon experiences…but for those of us that understand that just because we can do three sports in a row we are not elitists!

Women For Tri

A place to discuss all things women, training & triathlon. This is a group administered by the IRONMAN Women For Tri Committee of Advisors.

The Ironman Journey

A group for people who have decided to make the Journey to become an Ironman.

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UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL

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The Miracle Morning™ Community

A highly engaged community consisting of 100,000+ like-minded, inspired individuals, from around the world, who wake up each day and support each other in fulfilling the unlimited potential that is within each of us.

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BUSINESS AND BRANDING

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The Remote Mission Community – Work for Global Impact

Created by another awesome podcast guest, Natalia Komis, this is a community of people and businesses who are wanting to make a positive difference in some way. Who care about people & planet and who want their job and life to reflect this.

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Coffee With Dan

A place for entrepreneurs who want to get shit done, have more fun, make more profit all while simply BEING THEMSELVES- without being pitched to left/right/centre, being fed crap about ‘the universe’ and understand the value of DOING THE WORK to GET SHIT DONE.

Soulful PR: tips & advice for promoting your business

Learn how to promote your business more effectively so you can make more money. Post your questions/ ideas and share your experiences here.

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Get ready for the 2018 NORSEMAN: The World’s Ultimate Triathlon

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It’s that time of year again when hundreds of the earth’s most extreme triathletes will converge on a Norwegian fjord, to race in the world’s toughest one-day endurance challenge on Saturday 4th August 2018.

And I’m SO excited to be blogging about it, driving the press coverage and taking over their Instagram stories!

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It will be all systems go in Eidfjord, Norway in just a few of weeks for the Isklar Norseman Extreme Triathlon’s 16th race, with 280 of the most daring triathletes swimming 3.8km, cycling 180km, running 42.2km and ascending more than 5235m in Norway’s exquisite landscape.

For the record, that’s a swim in freezing fjord waters, a bike through mountains, and a full marathon culminating in a steep ascent up a mountain for that prestigious black tee shirt – Oh, and by the way, this all starts at 4am by jumping off a car ferry into the icy waters and it’s over in less than 24 hours later

On 4th August records will be made, champions crowned, history re-written, minds blown and stories will be told.

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The list of athletes lining up to start the race is impressive. The previous winner Lars Christian Vold is back to dominate the unpredictable course, but he won’t be alone as he’s joined by Red Bull rally driver Andreas Mikkelson and his navigator Anders Jæger, Huub athlete Harry Wiltshire and hundreds more.

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Let’s see if any of the men and women can break the impressive records set last year. Winners Lars Christian Vold and Anne Nevin of Norway stole the show in 2017, proving the course was no match for them by smashing the records with impressive times of 9:52:03 and 12:04:18 respectively.

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The Isklar Norseman Extreme Triathlon was the brainchild of two Norwegians Paal Hårek Stranheim and Bent Olav Olsen, both triathletes who wanted to revive long-distance triathlon in Norway, by creating the world’s toughest Ironman race that tested triathletes’ grit, sportsmanship and endurance.

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They’ve certainly done that and I can’t wait to discover just how epic this race is – and learn all the tips and tricks I need for 2020 when I hope to be on the car ferry too.

Tune into live.nxtri.com for live coverage and watch their Instagram stories @nxtri for my live coverage and my Instagram @adelaidegoodeve to see how I’m preparing to cover for Norseman and for daily updates of the race itself.

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8 things we learned at 2018’s Women in the Outdoors Week

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I wrote this article for Red Bull, please share it with your outdoorsy and adventurous friends 🙂

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With candid guests and empowering workshops, this is an event giving female adventurers a voice. We went to this year’s event in New York to hear what the people are saying…

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Thousands upon thousands of women spend time adventuring every single day. For many it’s something new, to others it’s a longtime love. But despite a heavy female presence, recent surveys have shown that there is still a widespread gender gap in the outdoor world.
Aiming to combat this is Women In The Outdoors Week, a US-based festival inspiring, educating and empowering women to adventure. From incredible speakers to amazing films, panels and trips, they gather the best voices in female adventuring to unearth what they know. One of those speakers this year was UK podcaster and lifestyle coach Adelaide GoodeveHere, she reports on what she learned. 

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1. Don’t be colourblind

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The emphasis of the festival may have been to empower more women to connect with the wilderness, but as Mina Okapi, founder of Black People Who Love Outdoors And Adventure, reminded attendees, there is still much work to be done on increasing adventure participation among ethnic minorities, too.
“We need to change our mindset and breakdown the limits that either society has or ourselves have imposed,” she said, before explaining how she set up her group because she felt the black community had instilled a fear of adventuring in themselves, and now aims to promote new experiences. And with a 2000-strong community, it’s clear she is already making a difference.

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2. True influencers aren’t on social media

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You don’t have to look for inspirational outdoors women in glossy magazines, advertisements or on social media. They are often right in front of you.
As Lauren Skonieczny, operations manager at Discover Outdoors, pointed out, “We are often well aware of the fact that there are fewer outdoors women being promoted to such high-profile levels as men. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t find inspiration and motivation to challenge our limits in the outdoors.”
“Look around you,” she encouraged her audience, and she’s right. Perhaps at your local climbing centre, cycle club, within your workplace and/or among your family and friends, there is someone to seek out new opportunities with.

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3. Join a community of badass women

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The outdoor world is often intimidating and overwhelming to those who are brand new to outdoor sport or want to get involved. And if you’re like me and a big fan of the outdoors, making female friends who live for adventure can feel like playing a game of Where’s Wally?
But Bethany Lebewitz, founder of Brown Girls Climb, believes joining a community of like-minded women can “build confidence, ensure you have fun and help you break statistics and stereotypes together.”
“We climb over generations of oppression, injustice, abuse, rape, and self-deprecation,” she says. “We climb over doubts, fears, struggles, and insults on a daily basis.”

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4. Dare yourself to take on new disciplines

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Stuck thinking certain adventure pursuits aren’t for you? That you’ll never be able to windsurf, rock climb or skydive? Don’t worry – you can always learn new activities at indoor classes, honing your craft alongside specialised instructors within safe settings.
“You deserve to do whatever you want, the outdoors exists for everybody,” said Discover Outdoors operations manager Skonieczny. 
Proving this more than most right now, Kareemah Batts, founder of the Adaptive Climbing Group, is working to help adventurers with disabilities take on whatever task they want, spreading the message that anyone can climb. In the last three years, the group has grown exponentially across the US.

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5. Failure is fine

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It’s good to remember even Bear Grylls will have made a fool of himself at some point. There’s nothing gained from being disheartened if you don’t reach your goals. 
Skonieczny echoed these sentiments, saying: “Think of failure differently; see what you can do, push your limits, learn and improve next time.”
Indeed, one of the main messages from the week, was to stop seeing failure as a weakness or a shortcoming or a reason to stop trying. Instead, see failure in the outdoors as an opportunity to learn and improve in whatever discipline you prefer.

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6. It’s not all about the summit

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“Every rock is different, every climb is different. Nature reflects what’s inside of us and how we connect with nature and ourself is what counts,” mused Whitney Boland, ambassador for Flash Foxy, a female-led community that brings women climbers together through a variety of events across the country.
The old adage that it’s all about enjoying the journey, not focusing on the destination, is most apt when it comes to outdoor adventure. As Skonieczny said: “It’s about respecting and co-existing with nature, it’s not all about conquering the summit but asking yourself, what can I get from this experience?”

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7. Stop comparing yourself to others

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“It’s not us vs them,” said Boland, who was also keen to stress how women athletes have a huge potential to thrive in outdoor sports, as those pursuits tap into female strength, including our mental resilience and metabolism. Studies show women have more stamina and muscle endurance than men.
And if record-breaking adventurers such as Vanessa O’Brien [pictured above] describe women’s resilience being one of our greatest strengths, then it has to be true!
However, with social media being so prolific and everyone showing off their best adventure, climb, summit, achievement and more, it’s easy to fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others. Instead, take inspiration from the pictures and posts you see – and then focus on your own personal journey. 

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8. Give back

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“Give encouragement to those around you, as they’re often doing it for the first time,” said Okapi.
Random acts of kindness in the outdoor world go a long way, added Boland: “If someone did something for you, then think about doing something for someone else.” Think how you can give back to your outdoor sport community, whether it’s being a mentor, offering words of encouragement or helping someone out as a one-off.”

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If you enjoyed this article, please share it with your outdoorsy and adventurous female friends 🙂

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How I Took The steering wheel of my life – and how you can too!

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This is the advice I received from my headmaster of Wellington College, Dr Anthony Seldon, almost 8 years ago when I was feeling lost, having just fully recovered from severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, along with recurrent urinary tract infections, chronic constipation, irritable bowl syndrome and an overactive bladder, using a powerful combination of neuro-linguistic programming, hypnosis and life coaching.

This may sound crazy, but I fully recovered in just 3 days by learning how to re-wire my brain from chronic fatigue and a dis-functioning immune system, gut and bladder, to energy, switching off the flight or fight response for feelings of calm and relaxation and a high performing immune system, bladder and gut.

The more I used these good and useful neuropathways, the stronger they became and the more natural it became for me to be this way.

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Think about sheep in a field. Yes, I’m talking about sheep!!

The herd of sheep always follow their Chief Sheep and each day, every day they all follow the same pathway in the field.

Over time, this path is worn down, the grass disappears leaving dirt and it becomes deeper and deeper in the field.

Then, one day, the Chief Sheep decides that the field next door has much more luscious, greener and delicious grass than the field they’re in now.

Yes.. you saw it coming…the grass is greener on the other side!

So the Chief Sheep decides to lead his herd to this new, beautiful green field for grazing and instantly, a new pathway is created.

Over time, this wonderful new pathway becomes worn and well travelled. And the old, not so useful pathway is reclaimed by nature until it’s so feint, you can no longer see it.

And this is exactly how our brains work!

The more we use a neuropathway, the more worn and easier to use it becomes.

[To find out more about the magic of our brain read this article: THE NUMBER 1 SECRET THAT HIGH PERFORMERS KNOW]

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So having fully recovered, the world was my oyster, but I had no idea what I wanted to do! I wanted the answer to the purpose of life and I received: “Do What Makes You Happy”. I didn’t know what to do with it and for the next 3 years I ignored it. What the hell did it mean?!

Then 3 years later, I was sitting in my shower, the water falling on my back, crying.

I was studying in Vancouver, Canada working towards achieving my Geography degree for the second time, as I had to withdraw the first due to ill health, and I hated it.

I disliked being trapped. I disliked my hard work and time, that I invested into my essays and revision, to be represented by a subjective number. And what was I doing the degree for? So I could work in the City, have fun only at weekends and a couple of weeks holiday a year?

I realised that my passions were adventure, life mastery and helping people. They were and still are the things that I love the most – with Ironman and triathlon training added into the mix! These are the things that make me happy.

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[Listen to my podcast episode or read my article on fulfilling a life long dream of mine: adventuring in the Arctic: ADELAIDE GOODEVE ON SVALBARD: AN ICY WILDERNESS ADVENTURE]

With the help of a life coach, I started to explore new pathways and researched all of the people who I admired and looked up to as role models, from Tim Ferris, Anthony Robbins and Rich Roll, to Sophie Radcliffe, Megan Hine and Dave Cornthwaite.

I asked myself a dangerously exciting question, if they could do it then why can’t I?

I finally knew what Dr Seldon meant by “Do What Makes You Happy”.

I was currently doing what made everyone else happy; my parents and my peers. I wanted to do the things that made me happy and I could!

Early one morning, I was Skyping my coach, I felt desperately unhappy and my body was responding by making me feel fatigued again. I didn’t want to go down that route…again. My coach asked me a simple question; What do you want to do? What would make you happy?

I was holding back the tears, feeling racked with guilt and failure as I said, I just don’t want to be here.

I never realised, but up until that point. That moment. I had never been in the driving seat of my life. I had followed the education system like a good girl, no questions asked and followed my parents desire for me, what they thought would be a successful life for me.

But I had never asked:

  • What does success look like to me?
  • Where do I want to go?
  • Can university teach me the things that I want to learn?

Asking and answering these questions for myself was difficult. I felt almost criminal for even thinking these things!

But I knew. I knew I couldn’t go on this route any further. I had to take the steering wheel of my life and drive it by myself.

Withdrawing from university for the second time was terrifying and the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Harder than any mountain I’ve climbed, adventure I’ve been on or Ironman I’ve raced!

The next day I got an email from Escape the City, a company I had never heard of before…to this day I’m not sure how they got my email. But they asked if I wanted to learn how to build a startup….err… hell yes!

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To me this was a sign from the universe. So I went on their 3 month course in London and realised that I wanted to create my own personal brand and it took me a little longer to realise that I wanted to become a high performance coach.

My aim is to build a community of ambitious men and women, who want to inspired, motivated and get the tips, tricks, tools, practices, knowledge and tactics they need to become the best they can be and live their best life, a life they love.

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When I was growing up, I was heavily influenced by the media. I believed I should be skinny, sexy and pretty, like pink and pretty dressed, and once I had these things I was winning. I never thought of being an adventurer or entrepreneur or becoming a badass at triathlete.

My mission with my podcast, The Wild Show, is to create a place where both women and men can be inspired and realise that the only limit of becoming who they want to be is their imagination.

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My podcast goes deep and long form with some of the world’s high performers, those who are exceptionally good at what they do. Revealing to you their habits, routines, tools, tactics, favourite books, time management tips and tricks that you can apply to your own life, to help you achieve awesome results.

It takes time, failures and successes, experimenting and testing. Patience is definitely a virtue in life. And doing what makes you happy is a necessity. It’s all about the journey.

Listen to those little voices of positivity in your head and make them louder, don’t ignore them and drown them out, for they are there to guide you.

If it wasn’t for me sitting in the top balcony of the Royal Geographical Society’s auditorium, listening to the story about the unforgotten hero of Antarctic Exploration: Frank Wild, I would never have heard Wild’s quote and wouldn’t be where I am today…

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[Listen to Angie Butler, Frank Wild’s autobiographer, on The Wild Show Season 1 Episode 9 to learn through stories just how extraordinary this man really was.]

This was one of my many ‘aha’ moments. As I thought, oh my god, that’s me! I was studying Geography at the University College of London, having returned from a year of travel and I felt like I was hiding amongst the flesh pots of London with the call of the wild ringing in my year.

I knew I had to get out and it’s taken me 4 years to figure out how.

The Wild Show was created from the inspiration of Frank Wild.

On Saturday 1st September Season 3 will be launched… and oh boy, are you in for a treat! The guests I have coming on will blow your mind – they certainly have mine!

In the meantime… jump into Season 1 and Season 2… there’s something for you, I just know it!

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Why running or cycling to work boosts your mental health

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I wrote this article for Red Bull.. Enjoy!

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Feeling stressed or anxious? Weight of the world on your shoulders? Here’s why running or cycling to work every day could be the mental boost you never knew you needed.

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Millions of us are affected by mental health issues each year – at work, at home, anywhere. The NHS has revealed that the amount of antidepressant prescriptions have over doubled in the last decade, while a study in 2017 found that three out of five employees have experienced mental issues in the last year due to work.

But did you know you could improve your mental health by swapping all or some of your workday commute for a bike or some running shoes? A report by the Royal Society for Public Health strongly argued that non-active commuting is detrimental to our mental (and physical) health.

And with the return of the Red Bull Million Mile Commute – when we’ll be asking active commuters across the world to help clock one million miles in a single month – there’s never been a better time to do it.

We spoke to real life people who found active commuting impacted their mental wellbeing for the better. Because those who know just know…

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1. It’s Addictive

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“Once you start active commuting you are hooked. From then on, it’s a complete no brainer”, says Mieke Stones, who spent a whole year only travelling by “human-powered” means.
Initially sparked by a personal crisis, running and cycling everywhere brought her out of a dark place: “My world was turned upside down and running [to and from work] saved me from crashing to a point of no return. The best moment was cycling to and from a trail run in Kent, and placing in the top 10.”

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2. Your mind is sharper

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“Instead of going from my bed to the desk to bed again, I’m able to get my mind and blood flowing by walking or running four miles to and from work. I arrive feeing happier, fresher, more focused and alert,” says 9-5er Debbie Morgan.

It’s a similar story for fellow Londoner Ed Ceurstemont, whose mind has become as powerful as his quads since swapping four wheels for two: “I cycle 12 miles to and from work, two to three times a week and the days I cycle I feel more alert and mentally stimulated. I arrive to work feeling ready. The days I don’t cycle, I don’t feel half as ready when I arrive at work, having switched off in the car.”

You don’t even need to run or cycle – simply getting off at a few transport stops earlier and elongating your walk can have a big impact, as recent convert Gemma Lauren Smith describes: “Walk commuting at least two hours a day has affected me more mentally than physically. Before my walk commute, I didn’t realise how much commuting by tube and bus was affecting my mental health. Walking to work has massively affected how my day goes.”

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3. It’s also a lot of fun

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“Active commuting has had a positive impact on my mental fitness,” says Paul Robinson, who cycles nine miles to work each way, every day. “The wind in my hair and sun on my face during the better English weather, really gives me a mental lift.”

Bertie Whitley, a trainee doctor, used to get a bus from Hammersmith to Twickenham which took 1 to 1.5 hours and now cycles all over London to work: “I’m a complete covert and now cycle all over London to my work – even in the winter! Cycling outside makes a huge difference to my mental health and I feel very smug while I cycle, overtaking cars and listening to cool music and podcasts, just having a really lovely time.”

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4. It allows you to de-stress after work

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The majority of active commuters Red Bull spoke to said they found cycling, running or walking home an invaluable time to switch their mindset off from work and clear their heads. This allows them to keep 9-5 stresses in the 9-5, and arrive home feeling calm, relaxed and ready to enjoy the evening.

“I am able to have that work/life balance. When I leave work, I leave my work problems at work, switch my mindset and clear my head,” says seasoned active commuter Georgina Jackson, who runs two miles to and from work.

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5. You fit in exercise without trying

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Another bonus of commuting on bike or foot is that you’ll be getting fit as you go, making it an even greater prospect for keen amateur sportspeople like Dave Ladkin: “I cycle 20 miles each way through the countryside from Guildford to Surbiton two to three times a week. Cycling into work has enabled me to stay fit and train for criterium, or crit, racing, in which you cycle several laps around a closed circuit.”

By the same token, active commutes have also helped people less into sport increase confidence, get fit for purpose and unlock goals they never thought possible. As was the case with Paul (“I wanted to become fitter and healthier, so I started active commuting and it has really made a huge difference to my strength and fitness levels – the other week I achieved a personal best in a 5km Park Run!”) and Bertie (“Cycling to work helps me fit in at least 1 hour of exercise a day, which I would otherwise not get, as long working hours means I have little motivation to do exercise”).

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6. Financial stress can negatively effect mental health

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A report by the CIPD (the professional body for HR and people development) found that one in four employees claimed their performance was affected by financial worries. A significant amount of our budget goes on transport, whether it’s buying tickets for trains or buses or the upkeep of a car. By switching your commute for cycling, walking or running, you can save a lot of money.

But don’t take our word for it…

“You save money by avoiding transport and the cycle to work scheme is a huge money saver,” says Mieke.

“I would recommend active commuting because above all it is a massive money saver,” adds Paul.

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7. You spend more time outside

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Studies have shown that spending time outside will improve your mental health, helping to fight depression, anxiety and stress and making you feel more relaxed, calm and present.

Georgina agrees: “Time outside for me is very important. I find if I’m stuck inside with no natural light and minimal fresh air, I feel more anxious and down. Just 30 minutes to one hour outside, however, makes the world of difference, helping me to clear my mind and get into the right mindset.”

What’s more, there’s adventure lurking around every corner, as Gemma describes: “I started walking some of my commute through Regent’s Park and it made a huge difference to my mental fitness…I am able to have an extra adventure on my way back from work.”

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8. You avoid public transport issues

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“I don’t have the worry and stress of squeezing onto the tube and if there will be delays or cancellations [by active commuting],” says Paul.

Yep, another big concern and worry for commuters is whether they’re going to be late for work or a meeting due to heavy traffic or cancellations, delays and strikes on the tube, train or bus.

By walking, cycling or running this worry disappears. It’s a much more relaxing way to travel to work as you know what time you’ll approximately arrive at your destination – you never have to be late again!

“It’s much more relaxing to be able to know that when you leave your home or work, you will arrive at your destination at a certain time. Instead of worrying if you’ll be stuck in traffic or your train will be delayed or cancelled,” says Dave.

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Feeling inspired? Sign up for 2018’s Red Bull Million Mile Commute here. AND let me know how you get on by tagging me on Instagram @adelaidegoodeve.

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Book Review: Seven Heavens by Ben Ryan

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Do you want to read a true tale that shows you anything is possible? One that takes you on an emotional roller coaster of ups and downs and leaves you with goose bumps at the end? Then read on…

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I was recently connected to Ben Ryan, a world renowned Rugby Sevens Coach who took a gamble from a tweet and coached Fiji’s Rugby Sevens Team to win two Sevens World Series titles and gold at the Rio Olympics 2016 – Fiji’s first Olympic medal. Ben also now has his face on the most wanted Fijian $7 notes and 50 cent coins!

I had not heard of Ben before I was connected with him, so I did what anyone else would do: I Googled. The more I dived in, the more intrigued and amazed I became by his skills, life’s journey and knowledge.

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At the end of May 2018, Ben’s book ‘Sevens Heaven: The Beautiful Chaos of Fiji’s Olympic Dream‘ was released. I couldn’t wait and had already pre-ordered his book, so was very excited when it finally arrived in the post – just in time to read it on the aeroplane to New York for Discover Outdoor’s Women In The Outdoors Week.

I pretty much finished it on that 7 hour flight! Wow. Just wow. Not many non-fiction books get me hooked, I usually find it hard to put down books such as Harry Potter, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series, American Gods by Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman’s Book Of Dust. I have been known to read through the night, finish the book at 5 a.m. and then fall asleep.. oops.

However, I couldn’t put Ben’s book down. There were times when I had tears in my eyes and others when I couldn’t stop smiling. At the end, when the Fiji Sevens Team won gold and the President of Fiji gave his talk, goose bumps appeared up and down my arms.

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Ben takes you with him on his whirlwind 3 year adventure with the Fiji’s Rugby Sevens Team. He talks to you as if you’re sitting across from him in a cafe in Soho, London enjoying a coffee together (something I’m looking forward to doing with him in July!).

In the story, Ben is vulnerable, from talking about his own fears, the strains placed on his marriage and how the break down of his friendship with his childhood best friend continues to impact him. I found this element of the story refreshing, incredibly inspiring to read and it really drew you in.

Ben balances this by showing you where his strengths lie, his empathy and compassion towards his team and Fiji, and how he gives his all into this beautiful Fijian sevens team and nation.

He weaves into the story, the background and culture of each of his team members, which enables you to root for them during their training and key matches, when they muck up and succeed, and during the tough selection of the Olympic team. Although you know they win gold, you’re still there at Rio in the stands cheering them on.

You feel humbled by their journey to success, as they’ve overcome so much adversity and empowered to change your mindset to the Fijian philosophy; if the gods have made it, then it will be. They let the things go they cannot control quickly and act on things that they can change with love, energy and positivity.

One of my favourite anecdotes Ben regales, which I believe represents the beauty of this Fijian team, is that during an emergency on their flight, the flight attendants were called to help a sick passenger and the Fiji Sevens rugby team keen to help out, served food and drinks to the other passengers. Read a snippet here.

If you’re interested in how to cultivate a high performing team, then this story is for you too! Ben gives you a glimpse into what great leadership involves and looks like. This story makes you start to think differently, you begin to question long held beliefs, you feel motivated to discover the right questions to uncover the next level of performance – in your life and in your team’s.

A book rarely takes me on an emotional journey such as Ben’s and although non- fiction is my preferred choice, few have the ability to be addictive like Ben’s.

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If you’re still not convinced watch this amazing video by HSBC on the journey with his team and the nation.

Or if you’ve read the book and want to dive deeper into the story, you’re going to love this film!

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If you want to immerse yourself in a story that will inspire you to take risks and massive actions to achieving your dreams, then this is it. And it doesn’t matter if you enjoy rugby or not.

Let me know your thoughts by sending me a message via my red messaging app!

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Header Image Photo Credit: Ben Ryan

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How To Avoid Negative Thinking

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Do you focus on the negative more than the positive? Then you need to interrupt this negative thought pattern and create a new way of thinking positively. Sounds easier said than done right?

I loved leading Sport Psychology Consultant Simon Hartley’s take on how we spiral into a negative mindset. Read on to see if the negative thought pattern outlined below relates to your life experience? At the end I give you some actions you can take to help you break this negative thought pattern and start thinking more positively.

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1. You lose your focus

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Have you ever lost your focus for an hour, day, week or more?

We are all guilty of this. Those who are successful quickly notice when they lose the focus and are then able to get it back within a very short amount of time. While others find this challenging.

Have you forgotten WHY you’re doing what you’re doing? Have you even written down your why?

When we get easily distracted, forget our why and lose our focus, this often leads to….

(Read my article on 5 Steps To Developing A Mindset For Success to find out how to create your Why and the 5-step method for creating a positive and successful mindset)

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2. Mistake(s)

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Once you make a mistake, your confidence tends to take a hit. Has this ever happened to you? You made a mistake in a project, you get called up on it and you feel a little less confident?

Have you then started focusing on all of the negative things that have happened and/or the things you couldn’t do or perhaps didn’t do as well as you could have etc.?

Did this lead you to making more mistakes?

Then you likely experienced….

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3. Failure

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Did your project or business fail?  Did you not achieve your goal?

Perhaps you tried too hard to create your desired outcome and it just didn’t work?

Maybe you felt more stressed and couldn’t see the wood for the trees?

When you get to this point you often feel…

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4. Overwhelm

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Did you start thinking too much? Your inner voice became negative? Perhaps you tried too hard to fix things? Feelings of pressure and stress increased? You didn’t know where to start to get back on track? It just all became too much?

(Do you want change your inner voice? Read 3 Steps To Improve Your Inner Voice to find out how you can quieten you inner critic and create a positive inner voice.)

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5. Snowballs

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Unfortunately, once we get here we’ve usually created a self-perpetuating beast of negativity, made up of everything we’ve done wrong.

We don’t know what to do or how to move forward. We feel stuck and it sucks. Big Time.

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So What To Do?

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In a perfect world, you would interrupt this pattern at Point 1, when you notice straightaway that you have lost your focus. However, no one is perfect.

When you notice your focus ebbing, go back to your why and have a ready made list of the top 5 things you can do to get back on track and increase your focus…. Perhaps it’s going for a walk and listening to upbeat music or an inspirational podcast (like The Wild Show 😉 ), doing some exercise like running, talking to a friend and asking for help or watching a motivational video. Anything that makes you feel that fire in your belly again 🙂

If you lose your focus and let your negative thinking snowball, don’t worry, it happens to everyone at some point. Give yourself love, compassion and take time out to return to your why – or create a new one. Then really hone in on what you need to focus on. 

(Need help on honing in on what to focus on? Read How To Achieve Your Dream Goal to learn a unconventional, but effective 3-step method to discover where you need to focus your energy and time)

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If you need any help or have any questions, send me a message using my red website messenger. I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

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5 Steps To Developing A Mindset For Success

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If you have lost your motivation and confidence in achieving your goals, here’s a 5 step process to developing your mindset for success.

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1. Do you have the foundations of a successful mindset?

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Simon Hartley is a sports psychologist who has spent over 20 years studying and working with world class individuals, teams, leaders and organisations. Simon believes that the key to a successful mindset is consistently doing the basics excellently.

Most coaches will tell you that everything you do starts with your Why; but, Simon believes the foundations of a successful mindset starts with your Why AND Focus.

(Read my article on How To Avoid Negative Thinking to find out what happens if you let your focus slip)

By working with world class people and organisations Simon has discovered that’s important to keep the end in mind, such as winning that Gold medal, becoming the CEO or winning that international recognition award.

However, the key to greatness and success is working and focusing on performing the daily processes consistently and to a high standard.

For example, Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton recently won the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton didn’t smash the race because he was focusing on the end goal – first place. He smashed the race by focusing on executing each corner and part of the race to the best of his ability.

As Simon says, it’s not where the ball goes, but it’s HOW you hit the ball.

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2. You Need Positive Evidence

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Once you start focusing on the right thing at the right time and performing these activities to the best of your ability, you will begin building a mountain of positive evidence that shows you that you can do this.

It’s important to use the right kind of positive evidence – evidence that you have influence over.

For example, if your positive evidence was being consistent on Instagram by posting one high quality picture a day with 20 #hashtags and a short caption and 5 stories a day for 3 weeks and you nailed it, this shows you that you can be consistent and create great content, which builds your confidence and encourages you to do more.

You don’t want to use outcome based evidence e.g. number of followers on social media, feedback from people, first place etc., because you can’t control the results. You may put in 10 hours of hard work on Instagram in 1 week and only grow by 20 followers; subsequently, you lose your motivation and confidence and are likely to stop because you didn’t achieve the results you wanted.

I believe it’s helpful to talk to a supportive friend, family member or coach about the kind of evidence you want to use. If you have any questions shoot me a message via my red messaging app on my website.

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3. Next Comes Confidence

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By focusing and seeing your positive evidence building up, you will feel more and more confident. This is a very resilient place to be, because it is you who is influencing your level of confidence

If you let outside stuff influence your confidence, such as subjective feedback from others, profit or the amount of social media followers, you inhabit a very vulnerable and fragile place. This is because you have no or little influence over the outcome nor what people are going to say to you.

It’s critical not to judge your positive evidence, but to evaluate your positive evidence objectively and honestly. This will help you understand what you need to do next to take your confidence levels even higher.

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4. Motivation Follows

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Your motivation will come from the positive evidence and confidence that you’ve been building, by focusing on the right tasks and performing them to the best of your ability, achieving your small goals along the way.

Motivation also comes from your Why, which we’ll talk about creating now.

What is your ultimate goal and why does it matter?

For most people, their Why is earning money, but this isn’t enough.

If money is your only motivator and you experience a dip in your income and/or the economy experiences a downturn, will you then lose your motivation, confidence and focus? Most likely – if it’s your only driving force.

You need a tripod or pyramid of Why’s that will empower you to weather a storm, such as a financial downturn, and get back up again when you’ve been knocked down.

What will make you get out of bed on a cold, dark and rainy wintery day?

This is my Why:

My Why is to ADD VALUE to the lives of others by helping athletes and ambitious men and women to transform their lives, achieve their dreams and be the best they can be, by teaching them how to change their thinking and install helpful habits.

This starts with achieving everything I want in my own life, living my best self and never settling for anything less than I can be, do or have, so I can pay it forward and learn (through experiences, others and courses) how to help others achieve everything they want.

(In my article, How To Achieve Your Dream Goal, I share with you an effective 3-step method to help you create and achieve your ultimate goal).

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5. This is where you take off!

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Once you have these 5 things (focus, why, positive evidence, confidence and motivation) your mindset is set to help you achieve the levels of success you dream of. You’ll start to love living outside of your comfort zone and reach new heights.

Remember to continue to focus on the small things, because by performing these small daily processes to the best of your ability, you will be able to achieve your goals. If one of these things goes amiss, even for a short time, this will impact your results.

Remember your Why and stay Focused on the Right Things at the Right Time! And Good Luck!

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If you want to find out we can work together or have any questions, drop me a message via my red messenger on my website or send me an email to adelaide@lillywild.com

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How To Achieve Your Dream Goal

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Do you want to achieve your dream goal, but are tired of failing, feeling overwhelmed and not knowing where to start? This unconventional 3 step method will help you start your journey to achieving your dream!

How is this any different to other goal setting and achieving method? Read on and find out.

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1. What is your dream goal?

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The biggest mistake I see people making is attaching their dream goal to a result, such as I will earn £100,000 a year by 31st December 2018.

This outcome-dependent goal places you in a vulnerable position as you can’t influence the result of the hard work you put in. However, you can influence your performance.

Simon Hartley, a sports psychologist who has spent over 20 years studying and working with world class individuals, teams, leaders and organisations, helped turn former British Olympic breaststroke swimmer Chris Cook’s career around when they worked out exactly what Chris’ dream goal was.

Chris’ dream goal wasn’t to be world champion for his event or win an Olympic gold medal. Surprising right?

His dream goal was to swim 100m in breaststroke as fast as he could. When Simon and Chris worked this out, Chris went from barely making it as a professional swimmer to becoming a double gold Olympic medalist and competed for England in the World and European Championships, and Commonwealth Games.

(Read my article on 5 Steps To Developing A Mindset For Success to find out the 5-step process to creating a mindset for success that will help you achieve your dream goal).

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2. Do the things I’m doing now help me achieve my dream goal?

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Now knowing what his dream goal was, Chris started asking new revolutionary questions: Does this thing I’m doing now help me swim the 100m in breathstroke faster?

Chris ended up ditching two thirds of his training and creating new strategies that enabled him to swim the 100m faster.

So ask yourself these questions:

  • What am I doing now that IS helping me to achieve my dream goal?
  • What am I doing now that is NOT helping me to achieve my dream goal?
  • What do I need to keep and what do I need to ditch?
  • What 20% of my actions are giving me 80% of my results?

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3. What are the top 5 things you can do that will have the biggest impact on you achieving your dream goal?

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Simon and Chris uncovered that he only needed to work on the following 5 things to achieve swimming 100m in breathstroke as fast as he could:

  1. Fast start
  2. Fast and efficient 50m swim
  3. Quick turn around
  4. Hold speed for 50m
  5. Touch wall with both hands at the same time

For the rest of Chris’ career, this is all he and his team focused on and he became an unstoppable force.

What are your top 5 things?

Once you’ve written out your 5 things, score yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 for each one, with 10 being you’ve reached the best you can be and there’s no room for improvement and 1 being you have a long way to go.

(Read my article on 7 Steps To Setting Effective Goals That Improve Your Performance to discover how you can set the right goals that will help you take your top 5 things to the next level.)

Invest all of your time and energy relentlessly and consistently in getting to a 10/10 for each of your 5 things.

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If you want to find out how we can work together or have any questions, drop me a message via my red messenger on my website.

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How to Create Powerful Incantations to Change Your Mindset and Create Success

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Do your thoughts feel like concrete in your head, heavy and taking up space?

If you want to be in the best mindset possible at any given time, you need to change your thoughts.

You might be thinking, Adelaide, I know this but it’s really hard! I don’t know how to change my thoughts and when I do, I just can’t do it.

In this blog, I share with you a powerful method to change your thoughts from self-doubt, negativity, insecurity, stress and anxiety to encouragement, positivity, calm, relaxed and confident.

I’m talking about incantations, first thing in the morning when you wake up. You heard me right: incantations – not affirmations. By doing your incantations first thing in the morning, you are re-wiring your brain for positivity and setting yourself up to have more positive self-talk for the day. Read on to find out the power of incantations and how to create your very own to start changing your life for the better.

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(Listen to Jo Pickard The Wild Show, Season 1 Episode 2 to discover how her life and career transformed when she replaced her negative inner voice for a powerful positive supportive one.)

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What’s the difference between Incantations and Affirmations?

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Affirmations involve you speaking words of encouragement to help you re-wire your brain for the better. They help many people, but just repeating positive phrases isn’t enough.

You need to embody your words of empowerment with enough intensity and conviction that you truly believe them on a deep unconscious level.

Incantations involve using your body and your voice (and background motivational and inspirational music can also help) combined with powerful positive words to condition your mind and beliefs that you can achieve your goals and you have everything you need to achieve them.

(Discover the power of music on influencing your mind and how you can harness it by reading my blog on 5 Ways To Use Music To Change Your Mindset.)

By repeating your incantations on a daily basis, so they stick in your head (think of the song ‘It’s A Small World’, once you’ve heard it, you play it over and over again) you are changing your inner conversation, which is changing your mind and physiology and therefore helping you to set yourself up for success. Incantations are a real game changer.

(Listen to my podcast interview with Phil Parker on The Wild Show, the UK’s most intriguing personal development expert and innovator, to find out how by influencing your mind, you can change your physiology.)

I don’t believe it’s fair we should be at the whim of outside stuff influencing how we feel, by using incantations we can demand ourselves to step into a really great state.

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How To Create Your Incantations

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Step 1. Write out any limiting and negative beliefs, thoughts and phrases that are holding you back

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For example, you may often repeat to yourself;

“I am tired.”

“I don’t have the time to do ______________”

“I can’t do _______________”

“I don’t have enough money _____________”

“I am feeling really down today”

“I don’t have enough experience to do that”

“I’m scared”

“I feel really overwhelmed”

Remember, that what you repeatedly say to yourself soon becomes a belief and then it becomes part of your identity and will be reflected in how you do everything. What you say, you will become.

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Step 2. Replace the limiting and negative beliefs, thoughts and phrases with powerful positive and helpful beliefs, thoughts and phrases that will empower you to achieve your goals.

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I do NOT want to see you writing your incantations like this:

“I am feeling really down today” to “I am not feeling really down today”

The use of ‘not’ is unacceptable. When you use ‘not’ your brain doesn’t hear it. All your brain hears is ‘really down’ and it will therefore fire the pathways for you to continue feeling down – which you don’t want.

You want to write it like this:

“I am feeling full of incredible energy and happiness, I can feel these amazing feelings flowing and circulating through my body and mind, lighting me up, empowering me to achieve all of my goals. I am so excited to get on with my day and kick some ass!”

Here are some of my examples;

“I have all of the time in the world. Each one of us has 24 hours in a day and I MAKE the time for whatever I’m committed to and absolutely nail my day! I hit every goal to the best of my ability and more! I make sure I complete the small daily processes that enable me to achieve my big goals.  Everyone wonders how I get everything done. Even Will Smith and Oprah congratulate me on my productivity.”

“The Universe’s wealth is circulating in my life, its wealth flows to me in avalanches of abundance. All of my needs, desires and goals are met instantaneously by infinite intelligence. I am one with the Universe and the Universe is everything.” (A modified version of Tony Robbins’ incantations).

“I am now commanding my unconscious mind to direct me in helping as many people as possible, today, to improve their lives, by giving me The Strength, The Energy, The Positive Emotion, The Persuasion, The Humour, The Opportunities, The Knowledge, The Skill – Whatever it takes to show these people, to help these people and get these people to change their lives NOW!”

“Money is all around me and it flows to me, I am resourceful and can always find a way to make money. I make money from doing the things I love and this year I made all the money I desired to live the love I truly love and deserve.”

“I am absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE having the immense Jocko Wilko-like discipline to follow my super cool, badass routine. It gives me The Energy, The Productivity, The Positive Emotion, The Opportunities, The Time, The Freedom, The Peace and Everything I need to achieve my goals and live the live I love and deserve to live.”

“Every day in every way, I’m getting better and better” (Another Tony Robbins)

“Every little cell in my body is happy, every little cell in my body is well. I must say, every little cell, in my body is happy and well!” (I sing this to a merry little tune!)

“I seek abundance and I trust the laws of attraction of the universe. I have identified the exact things that I desire and now I’m going to relax and let all of them flow into my experience.” (Thank you Rob Lawrence for this one.)

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What are your incantations that support you in achieving your goals and dreams? I’d really love to hear them so I can add more powerful ones to my list! Please share with me a few of your phrases via my red messenger app on my website.

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7 Steps To Setting Effective Goals That Improve Your Performance

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Do you have a big goal you want to achieve, but are feeling overwhelmed by it’s enormity and not sure where to start? Follow these 7 steps to set effective small goals that will help you achieve your big one.

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1. What are the little things that make up the big thing?

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In my blog,‘ 5 Steps To Developing Your Mindset For Success‘, I talked extensively about how in order to achieve your ultimate goal, you need to focus on consistently doing the daily processes, or the little things, to the best of your ability.

I also spoke about in blog ‘How To Achieve Your Dream Goal‘ on how you need to focus only on mastering the top 5 things that will have the biggest impact on you achieving your goal. Any more than that and you will feel overwhelmed.

So before moving on to the next step, make sure you have written out your ultimate goal and the top 5 things you need to focus on. Once you’ve done that move onto Step 2.

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2. HOW WILL YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’VE ACHIEVED IT?

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Your goals must be specific, measurable, objective and be able to be verified by someone else.

If you are a solo entrepreneur and one of your goals is to have a routine, that isn’t clear enough – how will you know if you have created a routine that enables you to perform to the best of your availability?

Really dial down on what you want to achieve, for example, instead of your goal being a great routine, it would be:

  • I will consistently stick to my routine everyday – I accept life will throw me curve balls, but I will get back to my routine as soon as possible
  • I will wake up at 5.30am every morning and do my outlined morning routine
  • I will start work at 8.30am
  • Lunch will be at 1pm
  • I will finish work at 5pm
  • Each day will be themed, e.g. coaching, marketing etc. and each item on my agenda will have a regular time slot
  • Between 5pm and 5.30pm I will get ready for the next day
  • 5.30-9pm is chill out/play time
  • 9pm I will do my outlines nourish night ritual
  • 10pm in bed and asleep

A great way to measure your progress objectively and honestly is by using a rating system out of 10.

You could do this by rating each of your goals out of 10 – with 10 being you’ve 100% achieved your goal and 0 being you haven’t even started.

For example, at the start of achieving your goal of following your new routine with consistency and discipline you might be a 2/10, but by the end of a 30 day challenge, you might be a 9/10.

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3. What would that be like when you have that?

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For each of your goals, write down a detailed paragraph of what you would feel, see, smell, taste and hear inside and outside your body and mind when you attain a 10/10?

Paint yourself an incredible picture. Play some motivating and inspirational music in the background to get you in the mood!

These are the kind of questions you want to be asking yourself:

  • What do you really want?
  • What are the top 3 feelings you’d love to have?
  • How would you love to be?
  • What would be great to notice about yourself?
  • What encouraging words would you say to yourself?

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4. WHAT’S YOUR FIRST STEP

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If you talk to any high performing person, from athlete to entrepreneur, CEO and TV Presenter, they will all tell you that they had their big goal in mind and then worked out all of the mini steps they had to take to get there.

Think about the first step you need to take to achieve each of your goals? What’s the smallest step you can take that will take you forward from 5/10 to 6/10 or 1/10 to 2/10?

Really break your journey down and remember, the key to success is consistently performing the daily processes to a high standard. Don’t overload your plate and lose focus on these things.

Make sure your first step is small and realistic. Instead of writing a book, you could write the first chapter or just the first page.

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5. ARE YOU PREPARED TO DO WHAT’S NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS?

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By answering the following 3 questions for each of your goals, it will help you become really clear about your goal and the positive change(s) it will create in your life.

For each goal ask yourself this:

  • Will the changes you need to make to achieve your goal fit in with you life, job, team, family etc.. or will it cause problems?
  • Are you prepared to do what’s necessary to make this goal happen?
  • If your goal will create a change in your life, do you want this change in all contexts of your life?

If there are any issues here, you’ll need to deal with them in order for you to achieve your goal.

E.g. For example if you want a really clear routine that you stick to all of the time, you may want to ask yourself;

  • Will you want to stick to that routine at the weekends?
  • If something work or fun related comes up and means you won’t be in by 10pm, will you not want to go?
  • Will it be appropriate when you’re on holiday?
  • Does it fit in with your family’s routine?

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6. HOW COULD YOU SABOTAGE ACHIEVING YOUR GOAL IN THE FUTURE?

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Being aware of ‘danger areas’ that could spoil your progress towards achieving your goal, enables you to prepare yourself for them, be ready to overcome them and get yourself out of them, by arming yourself with different methods, such as mantras, music or incantations.

Answer this question for each of your goals: Based on anything in the past is there anything that would make you go wobbly?

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7. IS IT REASONABLE?

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Are your goals (big, medium and small) reasonable for you to achieve? On one hand, you don’t want to set yourself an impossible target and on the other hand, you don’t want to set one that’s too low either.

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If you need any help or have any questions, send me a message using my red website messenger. I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

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8 Sleep Secrets To Improve Your Mental Health

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Does sleep elude you or won’t come in the evening? Today I share with you 8 Sleep Secrets that have helped me to fall asleep quickly when my head hits the pillow.

Before I share them with you, this week is mental health week.

Did you know a lack of sleep affects our mental health, brain, health, stress levels and our mood, to name a few?

Getting really good quality sleep is very important and should be a priority for you, because it empowers you to

  • Live your life to the full
  • Unleash your best self
  • Be proactive and present
  • Not react to stuff in an unhelpful way
  • Boosts your joy, gratitude, positivity, vitality and energy
  • Helps you to become a smart decision maker
  • Love More
  • AND MUCH MORE!!!

After reading this blog I dare you to prioritise sleep and to rediscover just how amazing it can be and feel to get great quality sleep…

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1. Turn off all screens 1 hour before bed

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Blue light is the most disturbing and disruptive light to your body, as it stops the production of melatonin: your body’s major sleep hormone.

Hack: Buy blue light blocking glasses – mine were very cheap and are subsequently, super cool. I might treat you to a picture soon!

Tip: Make bedrooms a phone-laptop-iPad free zone (this is something Arianna Huffington strongly promotes) – how will I wake up on time or charge my phone I hear you ask? Fear not, you can buy a cheap alarm clock (or ask Santa for a Roberts Radio Clock) and charge your phone in another room.

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2. No Caffeine After Noon

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Caffeine impairs sleep and as it takes the majority of people 4-6 hours to digest (some longer), it’s best not have it after 12pm. This includes both tea and coffee.

It stops the production of a sleep promotion chemical called adenosine, which is a neuromodulator in the brain and has the effect of inhibiting many of the bodily processes associated with wakefulness.

Tip: Switch out English Breakfast or coffee for Rooibos, or other herb teas (Tea Pigs rock). I have cut out caffeine altogether and love decaf or a dandelion ‘coffee’ mid-morning.

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3. Warm ‘Golden Milk’ Drink

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This is an Ayurvedic recipe that combines 2 potent spices: turmeric and black pepper. The health benefits of this drink are numerous, but it is great for helping you get a good night’s sleep.

Makes 1 mug

  • 4 pinches turmeric
    2 pinches cinnamon
    1 pinch ground black pepper (increases bioavailability of turmeric)
  • 1/4 tsp of coconut oil (enhances absorption)
  • 1 mug of plant milk (or dairy). I LOVE full fat Mylk by Rebel Kitchen.

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4. Bedtime Ritual

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1 hour before bed…

Start reducing the amount of light in your house…

Your skin and eyes are full of sensitive light receptors which tell our body what time of day it is and when to produce melatonin, controls your sleep cycle, and serotonin, regulates your sleep. As the evening draws in, the body’s serotonin levels rise and melatonin is released to start the natural sleep cycle.

Turn down the temperature in your bedroom…

 At night your core body temperature drops, signaling to your brain that it’s time for sleep. A cold shower can help. (don’t be tempted to warm your bed with a hot water bottle!)

Eat sleep promoting foods for dinner…

Complex carbohydrates release insulin which sends a message to your brain to release melatonin and serotonin.

Slip into comfortable pyjamas…

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5. Commit To A Sleep Schedule

Go to bed and get up at the same time every day – yes, even on weekends, holidays and days off! This consistency reinforces your body’s sleep-wake cycle, helping you to optimise your sleep.

To get started, choose a bed time when you normally feel tired. If you’re getting enough quality sleep, you should naturally wake up at your desired time.

However, if you do need an alarm clock, then you may need an earlier bedtime.

Tip: If you can’t fall asleep straight away, don’t become frustrated. Meditate, read a book or make yourself Golden Milk and you will soon be nodding off!

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6. Meditate

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This has been a game changer for me. It enables me to quieten my mind and drift off to sleep happily and quickly. Apps like Calm and Insight Timer are really good.

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7. Block The Light Out

I am really light sensitive and if there is any kind of light drifting through my curtain, either natural or artificial, it disrupts my sleep. I have black out curtains and take an eye mask with me everywhere.

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8. Save Your Bed For Sleep And Sex

Train your brain to associate your bed with sleep and sex by not working, watching TV or using your computer in bed. This will help you fall asleep quickly.

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If you still have trouble getting to sleep then don’t worry, then send me a message and I can help you.

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My Ultimate Adventure Guide To Mongolia: 11 Reasons To Visit

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This blog was adapted from my article for Travelettes.

Quick Background on Mongolia’s Infamous History

Do you know the legend of Genghis Khan?

It is told that Genghis Khan was born with a blood clot in his hand and therefore destined to lead Mongolia to become the world’s largest empire. Genghis Khan’s vast empire was founded upon Mongolia’s nomadic steppe life and horses. It was this legend that captured my imagination and lead me to catching a train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Mongolia’s history and heritage drew me in, but it was its unique charms that won my heart. I found the nomads wonderful and their lifestyle fascinating, with their yurts, horses and cattle. The country felt raw and authentic being off the beaten track and it was cloaked in mystery to the Western eye. I was eager to discover its treasure trove of culture and natural beauty!

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Mongolia’s Festival Of The Year: The Naadam Festival

During the Naadam Festival, Mongolians celebrate their ancestral history and culture by boasting their talents in The Three Games of Men:

  • Jaw-dropping wrestling
  • Unbelievably accurate archery
  • Spine-tingling horse racing

Mongols participate in these events to prove that they’re man or woman enough to be descendants of their notorious and illustrious hero Genghis Khan.

A week before the festival, Ulaanbaatar was buzzing with Naadam fever and reached a bewildering climax during the 4-day festival period. There were ubiquitous amounts of drinking, eating, dancing, music, parades, parties and dressing up. Everyone was in high spirits and wearing their best deel, a traditional cloak of Mongol nomads. It was terrific to visit at this time of the year!

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Jaw-dropping wrestling

Watching the Mongol men wrestling in the arena was fantastically bizarre. The most successful wrestlers chose their opponents; therefore, gargantuan muscle-clad wrestlers dismissively picked off their feeble competitors with ballistic behavior. The wrestling was very theatrical as they wore heavy leather boots, a plush black velvet domed hat with a gold steeple, tiny royal blue silk briefs and a ruby red chest-exposing silk jacket.

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Unbelievably accurate archery

SWOOOSH! I was left speechless when I first watched a line of archers dressed in opulent deels fire their arrows. Virtually every one hit a bullseye. The adjudicators threw their arms up as the stacks of tin cans at least 30m away tumbled down. Each archer possessed astounding accuracy. I now understood why the Mongolian archers were both infamous and feared, especially on horseback!

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Spine-tingling horse racing

The horse race really blew me away. Mongol horses aren’t as graceful or prim as their Western relatives, but don’t let their small and stout appearance deceive you. They possess extraordinary qualities; they’re tough, fast, powerful, courageous and have remarkable stamina.

The horse race takes place about an hours drive outside of Ulaanbaatar on the immense undulating grassy green steppe. A city of white yurts spread extensively across the widespread valley and at its epicenter was the finishing line, surrounded by stalls selling food, horse gear, toys and games.

Jovial Mongols surrounded us as we watched the Soyolon (5 year old jockeys) horse race, which was a staggering 60km long. Around us was a sea of iconic Mongolian deels, while some Mongols observed the race from their saddle, others enjoyed a picnic and there was a circus group boasting their acrobatic skills.

Suddenly a glint on the horizon of the gently rolling hills appeared. Then before we blinked, a long train of galloping horses and precariously perched jockeys were cascading down the valley and thundering passed us. The crowd became extremely animated, waving and cheering the participants on! It was amazing; you could feel the electric energy of excitement surging through the crowd!

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But the Naadam Festival isn’t the only reason to visit Mongolia, here are 10 more!!

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1. Horse Riding Across The Steppe

I followed in the nomads’ hoof steps for 3 weeks. It was an extraordinary and exceptional experience…

There is no greater feeling than when galloping across the Mongolian steppe on your noble steed; the wind swooshing past your face, adrenaline pulsing through your body, the horse’s power beneath you, the blurring of the landscape as you increase speed and the sound of hooves rapidly striking the earth. It is exhilarating and liberating, something that stays with you forever.

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2. Mongolian Culture and Nomadic Lifestyle

“To the mounted nomads who rode and resided along the Equestrian Equator [Eurasian steppe]…Life to them was a bridge; one should cross over it, not build a house on it.”

– CuChullaine O’Reilly, F.R.G.S., Founder of the Long Riders’ Guild

The Mongolian culture continues to be predominately centered on the traditional union between Mongol and horse. This union liberated humankind from its own physical limitations around 3000BC and would eventually allow Genghis Khan to create an Empire that overshadowed all others.

The Mongols are one with nature and their ancient knowledge passed down from their ancestors. However, the modern world is encroaching and climate change is detrimentally impacting their livelihoods.

The Ger Or Yurt

When traveling through the steppe, you often spy in the distance a minuscule white speck and as you advance towards it on your small native Mongol horse, it slowly grows in size. You soon recognize it as a ger, the nomads’ family home: a white circular tent with a domed roof, made from felt and wood and with an inviting door, often bright orange.

The foundations of a ger are homogenous, but the interior of each one is unique, personalized by the occupants. I have visited a variety of gers from those with grass floors to wooden floorboards, plain to highly decorative, basic to lavish, bare to cluttered, light to dark and small to large, but all have been impeccably clean.

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Stepping Over The Ger’s Threshold

Being invited into a ger and stepping over the threshold, is a very special moment. You immediately walk clockwise around the centered stove, until you find a respectful place to sit and this is usually cross-legged on the floor, unless otherwise invited. As you are in awe of your new surroundings, a feeling of serenity and warmth washes over you.

The Special Mongolian Hospitality

While absorbing the magnificent interior, you accept a steaming hot bowl of fresh ‘Süütei tsai’ (yak milk tea) with two hands and ‘bayarlalaa’ (thank you).  The family may also offer aaruul (dried sweet yoghurt) or urum (divine thick layer of cream), airag (fermented mares milk – an acquired taste!) and/or their homemade vodka produced from yoghurt. Fresh vodka is lovely, especially warm, it is very smooth and easy to drink – sometimes to your detriment!

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The Nomadic Lifestyle

Within 30 minutes a nomad family can pack up their ger and belongings onto a yak-pulled cart or camel train, boasting their possessions to those who pass. Families migrate with their livestock according to the season, in order to survive the harsh environment and provide pasture to their animals. The five prized steppe livestock are; horses, bovines (yak, cattle), sheep, goats and camels.

Their Music

Mongolians have distinct instruments and form of singing called throat singing. The music tells the story of the alliance between the steppe and Mongols beautifully. I have seen a local band play and heard various nomadic horsemen sing to their horses. Their music provides the perfect soundtrack to a long ride.

Their Deel (special type of clothing garment)

Whether working or riding, the nomads wear the traditional deel; a thick dressing-gown like garment that wraps around them from their neck to their ankles, with long sleeves stretching below their hands. A large sash is secured around their waist, a place to keep knives and useful tools. The deel protects them against the harsh winds and cold temperatures. With sleeves covering their hands, gloves are often disregarded and therefore allow them to use the horses’ reins effectively or milk the yaks efficiently.

Despite the deels’ practicality, the nomads always look picturesque wearing them, as they come in bold and exuberant colours with ornamental designs. The women always have their hair in one long dark, glossy braid.

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3. Off The Beaten Tourist Trail

One of the qualities I found most appealing about Mongolia, is that it is not on the well-followed tourist path. Its borders were only opened in the 1990s and the West has yet to take its hold on this virtually unspoiled country.

Mongolia is aloof, largely shying away from the tourist mob and only attracting those who seek adventure, wilderness, and excitement. To experience the authentic Mongolia, you simply have to venture into the remote, land-locked land.

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4. The Gobi Desert And Camel Riding

Riding a camel with a wonky hump through the desert was an uncomfortable experience and very slow, but wonderful.

The romanticism of camel riding, the mystifying senses of exoticness, excitement and luxury travel played to my imagination. The movements of Wonky my Bactrian camel soon yanked my dream world into a rather different reality.

The camels dawdled across the desert at a leisurely lollop. At first, this strange rhythm of striding was bizarre and uncomfortable. I sat perched in between two humps towering above the orange sand, not at all sure as to how to sit, be content or relaxed on Wonky. I felt very out of place.

Wonky provided me with a lofty view of the desert, which I was able to quickly lose myself in. The smell, the feel, the noises and the sights of the desert were mesmerizing and intriguing, new and different.

As time passed, I found Wonky’s slow pace and rhythm centered me in the moment and I was able to just Be and Exist. As I fell deeper under the deserts hypnosis, I realized I had become entirely relaxed and almost floppy, falling in with Wonky’s unusual rhythm.

The landscape was picturesque. Orange sand dunes contrasted with the stark cobalt blue sky. Great sapphire blue lakes would miraculously materialize nestled within the dunes and great desolate mountains. Distinct landforms would also suddenly appear, such as an orange rocky arch on top of a ridge! Occasionally we came across nomads living in this incredible landscape, which I thought quite a feat.

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5. Magical Mongolian-Manchurian Steppe

I believe you can only truly experience and feel the true magic of the Mongolian steppe when immersed in its awe-inspiring landscape.

As soon as Ulaanbaatar’s ger districts and concrete buildings melt away behind you, the Mongolian-Manchurian steppe appears and stretches out as far as the eye can see.  You can feel the magic of this extraordinary place.

Ancient rivers have carved up the land into a myriad of valleys, with vast emerald green grasslands spreading flat out before you. Hills radiate from valley edges and mountains protrude into the sky, often with a light dusting of snow. Tall pine tree forests appear sporadically on the valley sides and add texture to the otherwise monotonous grasslands, as they finger into the sky like stiff broom bristles!

The steppe is nearly void of human life and is silent, except for the occasional buzz of an insect, call of an eagle, howl of a wolf, whinny of a horse, low grumble of a Furgon (the numerous veteran Albanian minibuses) or a Mongol’s laugh.

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6. The Mongols

‘Tanilgui han algiin chine. Taniltai hun taliin chine.’

A man without friends is as small as a palm. A man with friends is as big as the steppe. – Old Mongolian Proverb.

When you meet a Mongolian nomad you are instantly drawn to his or her fabulous smile and their wise brown eyes. Their faces are weathered, etched with creases derived from living in the harsh environment and the sun has turned their skin leathery. They are extraordinarily friendly and always invite you in for tea!

You often find the children playing outside with an air of naivety that all children have, but in contrast to Western children, these guys are tough. A 2 year old is left quite happily with a sharp knife to slice cheese, a 4 year old is allowed to gallop across the countryside bareback and while a 10 year old boy is trusted with the role of looking after the family’s sheep all day, the girls milk the yaks or mares three times a day during the summer. You will always see them smiling and laughing.

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7. Residence of ‘The Grand Leader of All’: Ghengis Khan.

I loved discovering about Mongolia’s once illustrious and shrewd hero, Genghis Khan, who in 1206 declared himself “The leader of all those who dwell in felt tents” and who is now their celebrity.

Genghis Khan was a leader of outstanding capabilities and vision, who in the face of adversity, united the diverse tribes of the steppe and went onto create the world’s largest contiguous Empire.

Mongols:  were they barbarians or highly sophisticated worldly people?

History has carved out Mongolians to be barbarians and primitive people, which remains a belief among some people today. However, the achievements of the Mongols, both military and other, have been extensively praised as evidence of a highly sophisticated and worldly society.

Empire building is a violent and destructive process, and the construction of the Mongol Empire was no exception. Numerous cities were destroyed and the Chinese fear of Genghis Khan’s army drove them to building The Great Wall of China!

Yet, despite this terror, the Mongols introduced broad social programs, incredible religious and cultural tolerance, economic prosperity and opened communication between Europe and China for the first time, amongst other achievements.

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10. It’s A Truly Unique Country

  • Mongolia is populated by more livestock than humans: about 41 million Vs. 2.8 million, respectively.
  • Young population: approximately 68% of the population is under 35 years of age. 
  • One of the world’s most impressive literacy rates: 98% of adults are literate.
  • One third of the total population lives in the capital: Ulaanbaatar, marked by a red star on the map.
  • Mongolia is a landlocked country, bordering Russia and China

 

As a Mongol women calls out “Ayan zamdaa sain yavaarai” and flicks milk to the sky three times using a ladle, she wishes you good luck on your journey and asks God to keep you safe. An ancient Mongolian ritual.

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8. You Can Travel There By Train

The Trans-Siberian Express train journey between Russia and China will transport you to Mongolia.

I had a huge amount of fun traveling by train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar! I met lots of great people on the train who I ended up traveling with for a few weeks and they helped me get a brilliant volunteer position on a horse ger camp.

It was as if I was living in one of Agatha Christie’s Detective Novels! The interior was outdated and oriental; thinly padded red leather benches became your bed at night; you could watch the ground racing below the metal toilet; only the opening and closing of windows regulated the carriages’ temperature; the dining cart was out of a 1920’s or 30s film set!

I felt like I was aboard the Hogwarts Express, being transported to a magical place. Beijing’s grey, dirty urban concrete jungle gradually faded away and the vibrant green grass of the steppe with stark blue sky came into view. As I gazed at the changing landscape through the old fashioned windows, I felt as if I was watching a stunning old-fashioned Technicolor film in HD.

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9. Ulaanbaatar, or using the local cool lingo: ‘UB’

UB oozes history, from its Communist-style architecture to historical monuments and museums. The urban and country Mongolian culture is embedded through local markets, restaurants, shops and entertainment.

The predominant architecture of UB is the remnant of the Communist Era; the City is largely a rundown grey concrete jigsaw of low-rise buildings. The Mongolian Parliament Building dominates the city center within Sükhbaatar Square and opposite is an immense bronze statue of Genghis Khan gazes out over the city. A reminder of the once Great Mongolian Empire.

On the other side of the square, is the ultra-modern Blue Sky Tower, symbolizing the disparity between Mongolia’s past and future. Mongolia’s future is looking peaceful and prosperous, due to its rich mineral wealth. The government is keen to re-invest the profit into their country and bring Mongolia onto the world stage. Already there is an epidemic of construction spread throughout the city, a sprawling ger district and plethora of restaurants, pubs and shops appealing to the mass of tourists.

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Have you visited Mongolia or is it now on your bucket list? Let me know by sending me a message via the red messenger app.

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9 adventurers who overcame the odds in incredible ways

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I wrote this article for Red Bull.. enjoy!

“What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.”

Inspirational adventurers who prove anything is possible if you put your mind to it… 

 

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Have you ever felt like giving up on achieving your dreams?

Did you feel the odds were stacked against you?

I understand how you feel. I’ve been there more times than I care to count.

For 4 years I experienced severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) and other childhood conditions, which made my life very challenging. The deterioration in my health forced me to withdraw from university and live at home, mostly in bed, in a darkened and silent room.

Initially Doctors came up with all sorts of explanations, as CFS/ME doesn’t have a medical test or ‘cure’. To be diagnosed, everything else has to be eliminated.

I soon gave up on the medical world, as they seemed to give up on me. One of the CFS/ME leading experts told me that I’d have this condition for the rest of my life, there was no way to recover and I’d likely get worse. I refused to believe this.

Over the years I tried lots of different things and nothing really worked. So I know what it’s like to try again and again for little success and sometimes even steps backwards.

However, eventually I did fully recover using a powerful combination of tools and practices that enabled me to quickly re-wire my brain for the life I wanted to live. I’ve not looked back since and each day, I work towards living and creating a life I love and helping others to do the same. In this time, I’ve fulfilled two of my dreams.

When I was little girl, I was the one who dreamt of visiting the Arctic. The stories that have been woven into its culture and landscape captured my imagination and last year I cross-country skied across Svalbard for 9 days. In those 9 days I fell in love with the rhythm of skiing, Arctic camp life, Scandinavian culture and stunning white landscape.

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(Listen or Read my story of crossing Svalbard here – I talk about the lessons I learnt, the high’s and the low’s!)

While I was sick, my most ambitious dream took hold: to be become an Ironman. In September last year this dream came true. When I started training a year before, besides not being fit when I began, I had never cycled on the road, run more than 15km, nor had any real experience of open water swimming. The Ironman Barcelona was my first triathlon and I achieved the race in 13 hours 58 minutes.

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(Are you competing in an Ironman this year? Read my article on the 10 things I will be different for my half Ironman this year!)

The knowledge and tactics I acquired to fully recover from CFS had such a profound effect on me that I have now qualified as a practitioner. As well as them helping me to achieve my dreams, I help athletes and ambitious men and women to develop a winning mindset and live a life they love too.

I fully believe almost anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I know it’s easy to write about and harder to take action on, but if these 9 awesome adventurers and I can bend what’s possible, then why can’t you?

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1. Kiko Matthews

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“You becoming empowered through pushing your boundaries and realise anything is possible.”

This year, Kiko Matthews broke the world record for the fastest unsupported solo row across the Atlantic ocean. 

Kiko’s achievement is even more spectacular because in 2009 she was diagnosed and survived the rare and life-threatening condition called Cushing’s Disease, which is caused by a tumour on the base of the brain. During her training last year, Kiko had to undergo more brain surgery to remove a new tumour. But did that stop her from achieving her dream? It did not.

(Listen to Kiko on The Wild Show – which she listened to whilst rowing the Atlantic! – to discover more about her incredible story!)

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2. Erik Weihenmayer

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“What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.”

There are inspirational stories – and then there is that of Erik Weihenmayer, who lost his eyesight when he was a teenager due to a degenerative eye condition and became the first (and only) person to summit Mount Everest.

Motivated by the joy and discovery of what is possible, along with Everest he’s completed the Seven Summits Mountaineering Challenge and with fellow blind athlete Lonnie Bedwell, a Navy veteran, he kayaked the 277-mile length of the Grand Canyon. A lesson for us all to never give up in reaching our goals.

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3. Beth French

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“Never be afraid – rock bottom is merely a foundation to build a better future.”

When Beth French was 10, she caught glandular fever, which caused her early life to be blighted with periods of immune dysfunction and exhaustion. At 17 she was wheelchair bound and diagnosed with CFS/ME.

Since fully recovering over 20 years ago, Beth has lived an adventurous life. She’s best known for endurance swimming and attempting to achieve the Oceans Seven challenge in one year, which is seven long distance open water channel swims.

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4. Gavan Hennigan

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The life of rower, explorer and ultra runner Gavan Hennigan hasn’t always been plain sailing. When he was young, Gavan suffered from alcohol and drug addiction and found himself in rehab at just 21.

But after going surfing with a friend on the shores of his native Galway, Gavan got lost in nature and believed it was an epiphany. Since then he has pushed the possibilities of human endurance, working worldwide as deep sea saturation diver and adventuring on all seven continents on his off months.

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5. Juliana Buhring

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Juliana Buhring has overcome the odds in stunning fashion © JULIANA BUHRING

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“Many people postpone making their dreams a reality to wait for the perfect time. There is no such thing. The perfect time is right now.”

Widely considered one of the world’s strongest female ultra-endurance cyclists, Juliana Buhring‘s hardest path has often been off the saddle.

Moving frequently throughout 30 countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe in her childhood, she was separated from her mother aged four and grew up among the Children of God, an infamous apocalyptic cult.

In 2010, the love of her life, Hendri Coetzee – explorer and adventurer– was tragically killed when a crocodile attacked him on a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

But she didn’t let it break her. She turned to cycling for comfort and has since become an endurance icon. Her incredible achievements include becoming the fastest woman to cycle solo around the world and winning third place in the self-supported Bikingman Oman Sprint – riding 1,070 kilometers non-stop in 49 hours 53 minutes.

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6. Tashi and Nungshi Malik

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“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future.”

Tashi and Nungshi Malik are twin sisters and by 24 had become the first siblings and twins to climb the Seven Summits, reach the North and South Poles and complete the Explorers’ Grand Slam and Three Poles Challenge.

Very few Indian women have gained the mountaineering qualifications that Tashi and Nungshi have. Their adventures are inspired by the daily obstacles and hardships that many Indian women face, including discrimination, exclusion and denial of basic rights.

They show that with determination, grit and hard work, you can achieve your dreams.

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7. Jamie McDonald

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“Anyone can be a superhero.”

Jamie McDonald spent the first nine years of his life in and out of hospital with a rare spinal condition, along with a very weak immune system and epilepsy. Over time his health significantly improved and in 2012 he began a quest to give back to the hospitals that supported him.

Jamie has since cycled 14,000 miles from Bangkok to his hometown of Gloucester, become the first person to run 5,000 miles unsupported across Canada and this year he’s running unsupported across the US. See? Real heroes do wear capes.

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8. Lizzie Carr

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Five years ago, Lizzie Carr was diagnosed with cancer. She decided to quit her job and throw herself fully into life and live the life she’d always dreamed of.

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9. Jake Tyler

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“Something happens to us when we push through what we think is our best; we see how much power we have, it gives us self belief.” 

Last year, Jake Tyler was troubled by anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts – he was scared that he would never recover. However, he noticed that when he was walking outside he felt much better. So, he decided to promote awareness and raise money for mental health groups by embarking on an outstanding 3000 mile walk around the British Isles and he absolutely smashed it while taking in the sights, sounds, characters and stunning walks of the British Isles.

Get involved yourself. Jake’s about to join some charity walks as part of Walking Out of Darkness 2018, a movement raising money for mental health and suicide prevention charities including CLASP.

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I don’t know about you, but I am feeling very inspired and motivated after reading the achievements of these badass adventurers!

So what is stopping you from achieving your dreams? Let me know by sending me a message through my website, as I’d love to help you 🙂

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10 Great Ways to Overcome Post-Race Blues

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Feeling a bit lost or melancholic following a big race, like the London Marathon? Here’s how you can get over the post-race blues, as inspired by my article for Red Bull.

Have you ever returned from a race and felt a little blue? All your hard training and work has ended and you have nothing tantalising on the horizon?

The good news: this is perfectly normal. Whether you’ve been training for 6-months, a year, 2 years or more for a race, the blues can effect anyone and here are 10 ways to get over them.

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1. Begin planning your next race!

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When you can’t live in the moment of the training or event, it’s best to live in the anticipation of the event!

Research by psychologists Gilovich, Killingsworth and Amit Kumar has shown that the anticipation of future experiences, such as planning a race, is just as enjoyable as the experience itself.

Anticipation for an experience, really is a driver of happiness. Don’t book a rebound race just for the sake of quickly filling a hole though – get about planning something huge for you!

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2. Live in the athlete mindset

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When you return to reality, you don’t have to leave your sporting lifestyle behind.

You don’t need to be training for a race to live in the mindset of an athlete. While you rest after your race, focus on recovery and try something new at home that is fun, but not too intense. I’ve taken up Yoga and gone on adventurous weekends after races!

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3. Invest your time in other parts of your life

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We sacrifice so much when planning and executing an adventure and now is the time to make up for it.

Invest the time you would’ve spent on your adventure, on other parts of your life that you want to improve and simplify.

When I completed my Ironman journey, I really focused on my business and enhanced my skills by attending online courses and live summits.

Just be careful not to do everything at once, so put your energy into one or two things.

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4. Exercise + the outdoors = instant mood boost

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If you’re feeling low and lacking motivation, get outside or in the gym and release those endorphins!

Be aware not to over train, as I’ve said, you want to focus on recovery, but why not try some fun exercise like dancing, walking or hiking in the UK!

The North and South Downs are my playground, I love long walks along the Chantries and St. Martha’s. Besides, why worry about your next race when you’ve got some beautiful British countryside to explore…

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5. Start Journalling

Journalling is a really great way to reflect on your thoughts and feelings and go deeper. To share the things that excite, interest and scare you.

Writing your journal by hand is very cathartic, as it slows you down, releasing stress and helping you to get past anxious emotions.

It can also help remind you of who you are, your ambitions and desires, and whether you’re living the life you really want.

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6. Go with the flow

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If you’re feeling low on energy or finding it tough to mentally push through challenges at work or elsewhere in your life, this is a sign of fatigue.  It’s ok to relax once in a while, particularly following a big race (hello, Netflix)!

Don’t put pressure on yourself and push through it. Take time to enjoy life’s other pleasures, too. Learn a new skill, take up a new hobby, or for a quick happiness boost, listen to your favourite upbeat song, connect with somebody or do a good deed.

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7. Gratitude Practice

When we come back from a race, we often focus on how different our reality is to our amazing adventure. We need to change this and see all the positive things in our life.

A gratitude practice is my favourite way to do this.

Each morning I write down 3 different things I’m grateful for and in the evening, I write down 3 things I’m grateful for that happened that day, from a great latte to access to clean water.

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8. Spend time with family and friends

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Our friendships and relationships are so important and yet time with them is often limited when we invest in our training.

Now we’re recovering from our race, it’s essential that we spend time with our friends and family, developing our relationships, supporting them and enjoying each other’s company.

I love catching up with friends near and far on the phone, via Skype, for a meal or fun activity, like walking round Petworth Park or seeing Aladdin the musical!

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9. Recharge your batteries

It’s paramount that you get in some really good sleep and eat nutrient-dense food.

In an ideal world, you want to have all electronics switched off two hours before you go to bed, so the blue light doesn’t disrupt your sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, and be asleep by 10pm, for a refreshing minimum of 8 hours.

Fuelling your body with nutrient dense foods, minimising junk food and caffeine will aid your recovery and boost your mood. We could all do with this now and again.

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10. Remember your race

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Family and friends may not be too interested in a minute-by-minute account of your race, as I’ve discovered! However, this doesn’t have to stop you from remembering your race and basking in your achievement.

I’ve framed my favourite pictures, hang my medals proudly, assembled a photo album, written a short story and about to release an audiobook. Find your own way of joyfully remembering your awesome race. Good luck!

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Let me know if you need any help getting over your post-race blues by sending me a message via my shiny red bot!

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How to use mantras for sport performance

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Do you struggle with doubt and distractions when going after your goals? Then read this blog to discover how mantras can help keep you calm, focused and positive.

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What Are Mantras and Why Athletes Use them

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The Sanskrit word ‘mantra’ translates to ‘instrument for thinking’, as they are a powerful way to direct your mind towards positive thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Mantras are a selection of short, positive, instructive and actionable words that address what you want to think and how you want to feel – not the challenges you want to overcome.

Repeat your mantra to direct your mind away from the unhelpful thoughts, feelings and distractions and to focus your mind on the helpful thoughts, feelings and experiences you desire.

For example, when you are running and you start thinking ‘This hurts and now I have a stitch, and my legs are feeling heavy and tired, and there is still so far to go… etc.” These negative thoughts start to snowball.

A powerful mantra would focus your mind away from thoughts reinforcing pain and discomfort, and towards positive thoughts and feelings.

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When Athletes Use Mantras

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Mantras have become a very effective and popular practice with athletes to enhance their performance and to help keep them going when things get tough.

Positive, motivational and inspirational self-talk has been helping athletes win for decades. Athletes  use mantras;

  • During their training, to strengthen their mental game and keep themselves motivated
  • Before a race or game, to build up strength and confidence, to get pumped and their energy flowing
  • During their race or game, to empower them to stay focused, on target and positive

“This is what you came for.”

SCOTT JUREK, one of greatest runners of all time running, feats include running 166 miles in 24 hours and the Appalachian Trail speed record, averaging nearly 50 miles a day over 46 days

“I’ve got this”

— LAURIE HERNANDEZ, American gymnast who has won an individual silver medal and team gold as a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team

“You’re tougher than the rest.”

SARAH REINERTSEN, Paralympian who holds World Records in the 100m, 200m, 400, 5km marathon and marathon distance races, and is the first above-knee amputee woman to complete the Ironman World Championships.

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How to create powerful mantras

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1. Keep it short

You want a quick and powerful one-liner that’s less than 8 words.

2. Keep it positive

You are ONLY allowed to use positive words and you’re NOT allowed to use negative words. This ensures you will fire and strengthen the positive pathways in your brain – not the negative.

For example, instead of saying “I do not want to feel tired”, repeat to yourself “I feel power, I feel energy, I feel awesome!!”.

3. Keep it energised

Use powerful and strong verbs and adjectives that evoke energy, like ‘tough’ ‘fast’ ‘calm’

4. Keep it actionable

Use your mantra as a mental reminder for what you are capable of, how you want to feel or what you plan to do.

“Easy, light, smooth, fast”

— CHRISTOPHER MCDOUGALL, author of Born To Run. Chris uses this simple mantra to focus on his form when he starts to struggle during a run

5. Keep it at the forefront of your mind

You want to use your mantra(s) when you need to direct your mind away from unhelpful feelings, thoughts and actions and towards helpful feelings, thoughts and actions.

This could be when you’re reaching for that snooze button, craving sugar, entertaining the idea of a Netflix binge or tempted to go easy in a training session.

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I would love to know what powerful mantras you already use and what new mantras you come up with – send me a message via my red bot or find me on Instagram @adelaidegoodeve.

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Here’s one of my favourite one below (and I have a tune for it!)

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5 ways to use music to change your mindset pre-race

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Before a race do you feel the demons of anxiety, nervousness, lack of self-belief and/or confidence? Music is the most powerful tool we have to change our mindset, mood and feelings, and here is how you can harness this power.

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1. The Power of Music

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When you listen to music, you are exercising your brain in a unique way and it allows you to think differently.

Music is linked to the brain’s reward system and when we tune into our favourite songs, the brain releases the feel good chemical dopamine. This response is similar to what the brain experiences when stimulated with food or sex!

Research is continuing to reveal the power of music, my favourite being, that music with a beat helps those with motor disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, walk better than without music. Patients align their movements with the beat!

We can also use music to help us remember things. Before there was writing, our ancestors used music to help them remember things such as the location and route to a water source.

Research has also shown that music changes how people process information in a very simple way and by listening to especially happy or sad music, it alters the way we perceive the world.

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2. How Music Changes your Mood

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By listening to different songs, artists and music genre you can alter how you are feeling. Individual songs have the ability to evoke personal and specific thoughts, emotions and feelings in their listener.

This means you can dial up or down your mood, feelings and/or mindset on demand, by choosing songs that evoke a unique emotional response for you.

For example, a few years ago I was celebrating New Years Eve in Quebec, Canada and all of a sudden they played Bonkers by Dizzee Rascal. The Canadians had no idea what had hit them, but this song gave me such a high and I still knew all of the words, despite not listening to it since I was 19 and clubbing in Soho with the University of College Hockey Club!

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You can use this to your advantage, by deliberately playing music to change your mood and achieve a very specific frame of mind.

Think about the songs that elicit strong feelings and emotions – what songs inspire, motivate, energise, focus and/or calm you? Do you have a theme song that captures the essence of your race?

For my Ironman Barcelona, September 2017 it was Fireball by Pitbull and I dare say, the Pitch Perfect Soundtrack!

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3. How athletes use music to enter their peak race state

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Before a race, gold medal and champion hopefuls can be found with headphones in and listening to their perfect soundtrack for race preparation.

Over the years, world-class athletes have developed, tried-and-tested playlists to enable them to enter their ideal mindset for peak performance.

This music enables them to enter a parallel universe, where they can feel optimistic, positive, happy, confident and full of self-belief that they can win – despite their external environment, whether it’s raining outside, they’re recovering from an injury or about to compete in the most important race of their life.

Their music fortifies them and helps them live in a winning mindset.

In 2005 Michael Phelps, the swimmer who is the world’s most decorated Olympic athlete, revealed that he has walked out to races with his headphones on, his entire career and listens to music until the last moment possible. Music helps him relax and get into his own little world.

You can see a list of songs here that athletes use in the London Olympics 2012 and Canadian athletes use in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016.

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4. How to develop your winning playlist

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Deliberately develop your ultimate winning playlist for a specific mindset you want to cultivate and enter at certain times, by trialing different songs that create a certain emotion and feeling inside of you.

Think of your playlist as a trapdoor from your unconscious to your conscious mind, one that helps you quickly change your mood, feelings and thoughts by tapping into your nervous system.

Ask yourself these questions;

  • What mood and mindset do I want this playlist to help me enter?
  • Does this song evoke that fire in my belly?
  • Does this song make me feel like the glass is empty, half full or full?
  • Does this song make me feel energised, sad, calm or focused?
  • What have been your favourite songs of 2018 so far?
  • What did you love listening to last year?
  • What songs remind you of summer and sunshine?
  • What songs remind you of that perfect day?
  • What music videos do you love?
  • On Spotify? Use this link to discover your top played songs and artists: http://107.170.81.187:8080/public/top

Don’t feel embarrassed by the songs you love and that help you enter this peak state of mind – don’t deny yourself a powerful trap door!

Keep checking and updating the songs on your playlist and how they affect your mood and mindset. Have a play around with the songs, artists and genres.

Turbo upgrade: Randomness in music is also associated to increased levels of dopamine. So keep your playlist on shuffle to increase anticipation and avoid predictability and mundaneness.

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I love running with music and I used to run in the free earphones you get with your phone. However, the music wasn’t great and I could hear my movement through the earphones.

So one day, I decided to treat myself (and my earphones also broke – I think too much sweat?!). I tweeted my idol, Rich Roll, asking what he uses and Rich recommended Jay Bird.

They are sweat proof, you can alter the music tone and levels (or use the settings your favourite athlete – obviously, Rich Roll) and they are wireless!

I love them and they’ve changed how I run and experience the watt bike – 3+hours on there with a good audiobook, music and earphones!

So I highly recommend investing in some earphones – and just so you know I’m not affiliated with Jay Bird, just a big fan!!

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If you’re on Spotify please share with me your playlist, I would love to see what is on yours!

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You can find mine by searching ‘Adelaide’s Top 20 Playlist’ and you can find the songs my podcast guests play to feel fearless by searching ‘Fearless Playlist’ or check out both below.

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8 Tips For A Positive Marathon Mindset

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I am often asked: What did you think of during the race [Ironman Barcelona] to drive you on?

 

With the London Marathon just 2 and a half weeks away, I wanted to share with you 8 tips from podcast guest Margaret Schlachter and myself, to help you develop a positive marathon mindset and run your best marathon.

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Mindset Tip #1 Acknowledge and sit with negative space

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No matter how fit, experienced or strong you are, there comes a point in a race when you enter a negative space. This is usually brought on by pain or your inner critic, such as “What do you think you’re doing?” or “Why do you think you can do this run?”

(If you want to find our how you can change your inner critic to be a positive powerhouse of encouragement, read this blog: 3 Steps To Improve Your Inner Voice)

I want you to know that this negative space will pass, it’s just a natural phase of training or racing. Similar to meditating, sit with the negative (but not for too long), acknowledge it, embrace it and let it float on by – you can even visualise yourself swiping it away!

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Mindset Tip #2 Think of an even worse scenario

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Sometimes this temporary negative mood can be a little harder to get out of, one trick is to create even more negative situations – think up the most ridiculous scenarios that would make you laugh or greatly appreciate your current situation.

For example, when I was running my marathon at the end of my Ironman and I saw other people running off to the finish line when I was on lap number 1 and 2, I thought “at least I’m going onto lap number 2 and I wasn’t disqualified”.

Or perhaps you’re out running and it starts raining and as Margaret says, instead of thinking: “this sucks, I still have 15 miles to go” think >> “At least I have a raincoat and will stay relatively dry, could be worse, I might not have a raincoat or lose a shoe in the mud etc.”

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Mindset Tip #3 Red Light/Green Light

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I really like this method of Margaret’s, I use something similar with my coaching clients.

This method allows us to recognise when we are changing moods, what that feels like and how we can change our mood to feel our best in a certain situation.

We want to visualise and write down the following moods;

  1. Green Light: What’s the perfect [marathon] you could possibly race? Take a moment to really visualise what that would be like – what can you see, hear, feel and smell? What are you thinking?
  2. Yellow Light: Think of the moment when you’re running your marathon and things start to become a little less fun – again what can you see, hear, feel and smell? What are you thinking?
  3. Red Light: Now think of a time when you’re running and things are not going well – what can you see, hear, feel and smell? What are you thinking?

Once you’ve written down these 3 scenarios, you can recognise and identify what physical and mental reaction your body and mind has when you are entering and moving between these different moods while running your marathon.

So when they start to come up during your marathon, you can take time to change your mood from red to yellow or yellow to green.

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Mindset Tip #4 Take in your surroundings

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When you’re starting to feel low, look up from plodding along and take in the sights around you. Notice how beautiful, amazing and hilarious your surroundings are!

On the London Marathon you’re going to pass some spectacular buildings and structures and there are going to be people dressed up in hilarious costumes. You will be surrounded by an incredible crowd of runners and spectators too, so drink it all in and smile.

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Mindset Tip #5 Take on the role of the observer

Another great method is to take on the role of the observer while you’re running. Think of yourself as a pigeon flying over and looking down at the scene or if you’re racing in the London Marathon, think of yourself as one of the spectators.

What do you look like from the outside? What are they thinking of you running?

The pigeon maybe thinking; “This person is crazy, ‘coo’! Why are they running in a sea of people, and why so far, ‘coo’! I could never run that far, flying is so much easier, ‘coo’!”

Or the spectator will be thinking, go go go! You’re doing so well! You’re so fit and strong, being able to run so far! I wish I got my place this year, you’re so lucky, keep going!

It’s a fun game to play, distracts your mind and it really helps to see yourself from another perspective.

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Mindset Tip #6 Meditate

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As we touched upon Mindset Tip #1, just let your thoughts come into your mind, acknowledge them and then swipe them to the side or see them floating away.

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Mindset Tip #7 Count to 100

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Thinking how far you still have to go can be overwhelming and depressing, so it’s really important to have a couple of techniques that help you focus and concentrate on doing the best you can in the moment. I love counting to 100 – over and over again.

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Mindset Tip #8 Don’t care what anyone else thinks

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From interviewing hundreds of women on her podcast, Dirt In Your Skirt, Margaret has learnt that the number one common trait of a positive mindset is, not caring what anybody else or society thinks of you. This enables you to truly embrace your unique self and this is where success lies.

So if you want to run in a tiara as it makes you feel like a princess, go for it.

If you want to run in make up, go for it.

If you don’t want to run in make up, go for it.

If you want to run in a unicorn costume, go for it.

Don’t change your actions because you’re worried about what someone else might think. Align your actions with your true self, run in what’s comfortable and run in a way that works for you.

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You can listen to Margaret’s episode here, to discover her story of becoming the first professional female obstacle course racer and how she continues to get out of the funk when running marathons to insane races!

If you have any more questions for me, send me a message via my red bot 🙂

 

You can also Find Margaret Here: Website | Instagram | Twitter

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10 Things I Will Do Differently For My Next Ironman

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If you’re doing an Ironman this year or thinking of doing an Ironman, then read this blog to avoid some of the pitfalls I made!

I was asked by a listener what I would do differently the next time I did an Ironman – yes there will be another one!

This year I’m training for the Braveheart Triathlon – 1.2 mile sea loch swim, a 56 mile road cycle, and a 13 mile hill run to the summit of Ben Nevis and back!

My 3-4 year goal is Norseman, an extreme triathlon based in Norway!

So here are….

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1. Know how to change my bicycle tyre before 2 weeks to go

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I trained for 6 months on my road bike without knowing how to change a tyre and learned how to do so just 2 weeks before Ironman Barcelona!

I put it off for so long because I find bike mechanics such a puzzle and learning it off Youtube was too difficult.

Luckily a very kind guy from Wyndy Milla showed me how a couple of weeks before race day and then I went home and practiced like crazy!

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2. Know my sweat rate for training and Braveheart Tri

Until I met triathlete coach Mark Kleanthouse, founder of IronMate Coaching and competitor of over 1,000 worldwide events – including some seriously insane events, I had no idea about sweat rate and how important it was.

Listen to my episode with Mark on how to work out even more on how much you need to drink during race day and training.

Did you know that a 2% drop in body weight from fluid loss can result in a 10% decline in your performance?

And dehydration during long training sessions, especially rides, can weaken your immune system and cause you to become sick.

By finding out your sweat rate, you will know how much you need to drink per hour during your training and race. This allows you to keep your performance and recovery levels maximised.

Once you know your sweat rate, it’s important to practice how much you need to drink for race day during your training, to see how much you can comfortable absorb at your race effort.

Also be aware of sodium loss through sweating, as you will need to replace this with electrolyte drinks and salty foods to prevent cramp.

During training and on race day, you don’t want to drink too much plain water as this can result in hyponatremia, which means you’ve diluted your the sodium levels in your body by too much.

If it wasn’t for Mark’s knowledge here and a nutritionist called Sophie, I wouldn’t have become an Ironman. Rest be sured I will be nailing this for my Braveheart Triathlon.

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3. Calculate how many calories I need to eat every hour

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By calculating how many calories you burn in an hour you can calculate how many calories you need to replace, as Mark explains in his blog here.

We dive into on my podcast how to work out how much you need to eat during race day and training.

I prefer to get my calories from natural sources, but this is challenging when you’re going abroad for your race (and you have no kitchen due to renovations like me!) and as I left it too late, it wasn’t possible for me.

However, I found some great alternatives that worked brilliantly for me. I used Nakd Crunch Bars, Primal Pantry Bars and High5 IsoGels.

During my training, I ran into some trouble with my nutrition as I really dislike eating early in the morning, so I either fasted or didn’t enough before training sessions, and also during. I also didn’t eat enough glycogen or protein post-recovery as I’ve now found out.

This resulted in a weakened immune system and sickness.

For me, this is still my weaker area and the area I’m focusing on strengthening the most. Already I’ve noticed a vast improvement in my energy levels, performance and recovery – and if I don’t follow my nutrition guidelines, I notice a difference.

Remember, never try anything new on race day and always make sure your nutrition is tested and trusted by you!

Here’s an insight into Mark’s A-Z of Sport Nutrition and there’s so much on his site!

I also found Brendan Brazier’s book Thrive very helpful and Rich Roll’s Plantpower Way cookbook is my go-to for delicious recipes packed with nutrient-dense food.

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4. Order your kit months, not weeks, before your race

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For about 6 months I trained in my cycling, running and swimming kit.

However, I didn’t attach tri bars to my bike until a couple of days before my race, as the stories and experiences I had read in the Ironman Facebook groups scared me! So I put it off and put it off until I had no option!

So Ironman Barcelona was my first time using tri bars properly – not the smartest move!

I would like to stress here that tri bars are not scary and really great once you get to used to them.

Finding a tri suit that fitted and was comfortable was very difficult for me, as I have a large chest measurement and they tend to be made for women who are sticks.

I had tried to find a suit a couple of months before my race, but that task proved fruitless and became too demoralising.

So 2 weeks before my race it was now or never. I had to find a suit otherwise I wouldn’t be racing – Wiggle were my savior: free delivery and returns! Yay!!

I ordered at least 40 tops and bottoms and I found 1 pair of shorts and 2 tops that were perfect!

I wore a Castelli top for swimming and cycling (this could have been a man’s) and Zoot, as they didn’t have a built in bra (who uses these?! If you do and they give you enough support, I’m very envious!), were flattering, comfortable and looked pretty!

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5. Practice taking snacks/drinks from people while cycling

Mark suggested this. It was something I had never thought of.

So a week or so before the race, my dad and I practiced on the road. I would cycle past him and take bottles and snacks from him!

This was really helpful, as I was confident when it came to race day that I could re-fuel without falling off.

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6. Really understand what the morning of the Ironman entails

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I knew roughly what to expect, I had racked my bike the evening before and walked through the swim to the transition area to my bike and then from my bike to transition area.

This meant that when it came to race day, I knew the quickest path to my bike and didn’t become confused as to where I was going.

I wasn’t 100% sure what else the morning entailed, apart from checking my bike, adding final touches such as my Garmin, changing into my wetsuit, dumping my street bag etc.

We were going to do everything as a group, but when we got there we all dispersed to do final checks and handle race nerves in different ways.

I was feeling slightly nervous at this point because it was passed the agreed time, no one was here, I didn’t know what to do and race time was approaching!

Luckily one of the guys was very tall and I spotted him in the crowd, so we put our wetsuits on together and headed to the water to warm up – I don’t think he realised how much this meant to me!

Again, I wasn’t 100% sure what I should do for a warm up so relied on the others.

For the Braveheart Triathlon, I will have this down to a fine art and be independent. Just to take out a layer of worry and be more relaxed about the entire process.

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7. Woman with a plan

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I fastidiously worked out my pace for each leg based on my estimated pace and also the minimum pace I would have to do as to not miss the cut off times. So if the worst happened, I knew what I would have to do to become an Ironman!

I laminated and taped this to my handle bars, as this is the leg I was most concerned about regarding making cut off times and I places a copy in each transition bag and my run food pouch.

This helped me to really relax about race day, as I could see that my training had really paid off and that if all went to plan, I could walk the marathon and still finish!

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8. Quicker Run Time

The run was my weakest element of the Ironman, so this time round I’m working on improving my core strength, endurance and speed, so my pace quickens.

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9. Practice transitions

I kind of did this and wish I had done it properly.

I visualised doing my transitions and had practiced during training, so I knew exactly what to do for each transition.

However, it was suggested to me to lay out my clothes in my bathroom for transition 1 (swim to bike) and transition 2 (bike to run) and practice running in out and changing.

I never practiced transitions in this way and wish I had because although I was super speedy in transition 1, I was not in transition 2 – as I also had to also change my sports bra.

I was in transition 2 for 20 MINUTES!!! If only I had practiced, maybe I could have shaved a juicy 10 minutes off my time!

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10. Kit list for each bag and packing list

I love excel sheets, so I had a column for general packing and each kit bag: street, swim, run and bike.

As I packed my suitcase for going to Barcelona, I put a tick next to each item and as I packed my kit bags the day before the race, I put a tick next to each item and took a photo of the kit I would place in each bag.

This put my mind at ease, as I knew I had packed everything I needed and that I was 100% ready to race and become an Ironman!

I will be doing this again!

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So these are the 10 things I would differently (and a couple I would do the same!), I hope this helps with your half Ironman, Ironman or race endeavors!

Let me know by sending me a message via my shiny red bot!

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4 Tricks to Achieving Happiness

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Are you feeling a bit down and want to feel happier? Then read this blog to learn 4 quick tricks that you can practice to boost your happiness!

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1. Change your mood to happy with mantras!

 

Many of my guests from The Wild Show, including myself, use motivational and inspirational mantras to change their mood to happy!

Sarah Williams, podcaster and adventurer, used the mantra ‘Be The Egg’ while running the Marathon Des Sables, one of the toughest foot races on Earth. When negative thoughts came into her mind, this mantra reminded her that she has the power to influence her mood to be happy!

I love using this little tune to make me feel happy “Every little cell in my body is happy. Every little in my body is well. I must say, every little cell in my body is happy and well. I must say, every little cell in my body is happy and well.”

You can hear my delightful singing of my mantra in my Svalbard: An Icy Wilderness Adventure episode!!!

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2. Use daily affirmations to re-wire your brain for happiness

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Back in early January when I did my vision board for the year my big focus was on ABUNDANCE. I was convinced this was my year of creating more of what I wanted in my life. More money, more freedom, more fun. The thing is, what I didn't realise was the very thing I was wanting more of was the very thing I was worried I would lose if I made more money. Ridiculous I know. In the back of my mind somewhere, I thought that if I made more money my time and freedom would suffer. The very reason I started my businesses and working for myself would be damaged if I earned triple or even double what I have been earning. What I have come to realise is that this is silly. Yes it is. I'll tell you why. 💡 Because if I actually made more money I could outsource a heck of a lot of things I do myself and save time and energy to put towards the things that I love doing. 💡 I could raise my prices and work with the clients that know the value of paying for something that's going to help them. Who are willing to invest in themselves and their business and therefore are ready to take action. 💡 I could go on more trips, weekend aways with my partner, last minute getaways, long trips to far flung places. Because I'd have the money to do so and the people behind me to support the business. 💡 I could have that permanent base by the sea that has been sitting on my vision board for the last 5 years. The thing is, if you are not in alignment with the real reason you are doing your business, the real fears and desires you have, the way you are living right now and the way you want to be living then it's never going to happen. Or I guess it might, but it will take a heck of a long time. When I realised this & took control, engaged & integrated my fear into my action things started to change. Things felt more REAL. More me. So, I ask you this: What is holding you back? And if you're interested in working with me check out the link in my bio & book your free call. #yourtrue #abundancemindset #freedomlifestyle

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One of the best times to wire your brain for happiness is by using affirmations first thing in the morning.

The Wild Show guest Natalia Komis lets us in on hers…

Every morning Natalia picks 2 cards that state positive affirmations and she will then live by these for the rest of the day, such as I am happy and I am motivated.

Natalia has found it’s influenced her perspective and attitude as she goes through her day, enabling her to live from a life-enhancing place of, for example, happiness and motivation.

When working, Natalia places her affirmations in front of her and when Natalia notices she’s going into a negative mood, she repeats her affirmations to get back into that positive, happy mindset!

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3. Focus on happiness with a daily gratitude practice

 

As British adventure athlete Laura Kennington attested to on The Wild Show, having a daily gratitude practice focuses your mind on what you love in your life, all of the things that you’re grateful for