Give yourself a challenge

I am not the competitive kind of girl, but sometimes a specific challenge our goal is a good motivation to get yourself out and do the exercise even when weather is no too tempting.

2 years ago my youngest daughter and I signed of for an event called Coast2Coast. The concept is to cross from the western shore of North Jutland at sunset, and reach the eastern shore before sunrise, on the shortest night of the year.

That will be 60 km between 22.40 in the night and 4.23 in the morning. Your means of transport can be running, bicycle, mountain biking or as in our case, rollerskis! Rolling through the evening and night, and seeing the morning light was a great experience, we never would have done this without signing up for the event. We completed, and in time, exhausted but so proud of ourselves 🙂

Submitted by Mette Arleth – follow her on Instagram

Published by Hetty Key

If I'm outside I'm happy! Fell running, mountain biking, climbing or skiing I just love getting out and pushing myself as hard as I can. As a women in adventure, I have found female role models really inspiring and motivating. There are definite moments I have really doubted myself and considered packing something in or giving up, but it's at these points looking to someone I can relate to, be that a friend or pro, really helps. Though this project I would love to find more of this type of relateable inspiration as well as being part of the wider movement to help remove any barriers to participation. Visit my site Mud, Chalk & Gears