Believe!

Always believe! Life is too short grasp any opportunity to try something new.

I’ve never been a runner, but in 2015 I did my first ever trail half marathon. Now I focus on Trail Ultras even though my last one had a DNF what I learnt about myself and how I could push both my body and mind has changed my outlook. Boundaries are there to be pushed and energise the body and the mind.

Submitted by an anonymous but wonderful woman in adventure.

Trying new things

This year I somehow decided to try doing triathlons. I have loved the excuse to get outdoors and swim, bike or run in lots of new and beautiful places.

My advice is to give something a try even if it seems out of your grasp or comfort zone. Just giving something a go can introduce you to new and amazing places, new friends and you may find something that you absolutely love in the process! In my case, it gave me the excuse to explore more of North Wales and meet some lovely people over there!

Submitted by an anonymous but wonderful woman in adventure.

Listen

When I go outside, I listen.

When I focus on listening, I think less. When I think less, the thoughts of everyday life fade away. Some of those thoughts are unhealthy (anxiety, stress, “what should I do/be,” judging myself, etc….). When I listen, the noise of that goes away. My mind clears, I can breathe and I am free. If I do this, for myself during my time in the outdoors, then I can go back to my everyday life, with a clearer, more compassionate presence. More able to act with love to all that is around me….

Submitted by an anonymous but wonderful woman in adventure.

Get those kids outside immediately

Our oldest son’s 1st night out camping was at 6 weeks old. We drove the long way (via Canada) to get to Michigan. The two of us slept in the tent while my husband slept in the truck, but it didn’t matter because we were all there…outside together. Big brother and now little brother too are as comfortable being outside as they are in.

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Female “adventurers”

You don’t have to be an “adventurer”, you don’t have to be “epic” or “badass” – if you love the outdoors just do what you love whether big or small if it is important and significant to you that is all that matters.

Submitted by an anonymous but wonderful woman in adventure.