Can you run an endurance trail run in the mountains with over 5500m+ of ascent, be a female athlete and be low in iron? This plant-based female athlete was just about to find out.
GSER; despite the delusional ramblings her exhausted mind was conjuring, despite the exertion that gripped every inch of her body, Amanda had never felt so electrifyingly alive.
“You suck it up, remember why you are doing this, and keep going.” Oscars Hut2Hut is a Alpine Adventure for Autism and will have you muttering the event mantra more than once over the 100km distance ‘Just Another Fucking Climb’.
‘Endurance running is a eating contest with a bit of running thrown in for good measure.’ You are basically eating all the time in order to ingest adequate calories to see your body endure the trials and tribulations of an ultra endurance event.
The GSER 100 – as it is known – is the hardest 100 mile trail race in the Southern Hemisphere and the 5th hardest in the world based on elevation gains. 3 women sat down with Jen Brown to discuss this brutal but beautiful race. The conversation is captivating.
The new year is the same but different. The world keeps turning, the bills keep coming and we continue on our path of the pursuit of happiness and peace. Here’s to living a more Planted Life.
I had prepared myself for the physical challenge of this race and to a certain degree the mental challenge but what I didn’t prepare myself for was the strange altered states of consciousness that brought with it some very disconcerting hallucinations. Thankfully I felt comfortable with 98% of what I saw, the other 2% still leaves me a little frightened.
Welcome to our list of Christmas ideas to see you well fed, well fuelled and gifts that will have your keen to explore the world around you by foot as there is nothing like being amongst nature to remind us of the beauty we have surrounding us.
My FaceBook interview with Abi aka Iron Mumma as she prepares for her first half Ironman distance, Port Macquarie, early May 2018. As well as documenting her training and journey, Abi is posting weekly interviews with people who inspire her.
When you can identify your strengths and weaknesses you can run a hard race with purpose all the while learning lessons along the way. The race that was Wonderland.