What motivated you to take on your Inspired Adventure?
I’ve always committed myself to charity work, but I was looking for something that was going to challenge me mentally and physically. I was looking for something completely different to what I’ve done before, and Nepal certainly is it! I also love the outdoors!
How are you feeling about the challenge ahead? Have you ever been to Nepal before?
I’ve never been to Nepal before, however it certainly has been on my list of places to see. I’m extremely excited and also a little nervous. I’m certainly fit, but being in a different altitude is what may be challenging to me.
What have been some of the highlights of your Inspired journey so far?
The highlight so far for me has been the amount of wonderfully kind, generous and supportive people that have contributed to my cause/journey in various ways.
The beautiful thing also, is hearing other people say that “it’s one of the things I’d like to do but I never seem to get around to doing it”, followed by some of them being inspired to look into completing something similar.
"I’ve always committed myself to charity work, but I was looking for something that was going to challenge me mentally and physically."
Do you have any tips for other people currently training for their Inspired Adventure?
I think the best advice would be to talk to people who have done something similar, and putting a set plan in place for training. Websites have also been a great go-to, such as Smart Traveler, and being a nurse I also love Travel Dr to help ensure you’re ready for your trip and also medically educated and vaccinated.
Have you noticed any changes or transformation in your life since taking on your first adventure?
The changes I’ve noticed personally is with being persistent with my training goals and challenges. It has given me great drive and determination both mentally and physically.
What advice would you offer to other people looking to complete a challenge like this?
Don’t hesitate at the idea of the challenge. Fully commit yourself and put a set plan in place. Otherwise one day it will be one of those things you wish you would have done!
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