When I’m not outside climbing, biking or running most of my time is taken up by either preparing for adventures or searching for inspiration. I can not tell you how many blog posts and videos have helped my push myself or discover that little bit more I didn’t know I could give. So today I wanted to share a little piece on my most recent source of inspiration.
I’m not quite sure how I came across Karen Darke’s blog (I think it was Twitter) – but this women is amazing! A climber, adventure and paralympian, Karen is currently a full-time athlete with the British Para-Cycling Team, training for the 2016 Paralympics.
When she’s not training she has fitted in some pretty awesome adventures such as sit-skiing across Greenland, climbing El Capitan and handbiking from Tibet to Nepal to name but a few!
Then as if she was not busy enough training Karen is also the Founder of Inspire & Impact, and works as a speaker, coach and facilitator! She uses her powerful personal experiences to create positive impact in the lives, health and work of others.
“Someone once said to me, ‘Disability is a state of mind not a state of body.’ That’s a notion that relates to us all, regardless of whether we have a physical disability or not. Our own mind is our biggest obstacle to living and achieving our wildest aspirations. What is life if it isn’t an adventure? I’m constantly amazed by what can be achieved if we set our heart and mind to it. It’s all about finding belief, confidence, motivation and commitment. And of course, friends. Then there are no limits.”
So if you are looking for some mid week inspiration check out Karen’s website, it’s definitely worth a read, I can’t stress enough how awesome this women is!