Leader: Century City
I had always been a fitness fanatic up until my mid-twenties but then a cycling accident put a stop to that and I spent 10 years feeling sorry for myself and doing nothing besides get fat! After a particularly difficult period in my life, I decided to take back control of myself, my happiness, and my life and began exercising again. I took up various disciplines in the aerial arts such as silks, lyra (aerial hoop) and pole as an exciting and different way to get fit. Up in the air, I found peace again and was blown away with the physical changes and improvements to my body. I became stronger physically and mentally, less fearful and my self-confidence grew as I progressed further and trusted more in my instructors to teach me exciting and artful manoeuvres. Bitten again by the fitness bug, I decided to take up running (no way I was getting back on a bike!) as an additional way to get fit and to enhance the cardio element of my aerial training. At that stage, I could barely run a kilometre without wheezing but I persevered along the beautiful canals around Century City managing to get a little further and run instead of walk for a bit longer every time.
In April of 2016, a group of us at work decided to team up and tackle some obstacle course races together. This was the first time I had tried anything like this and a whole new level of excitement was created in me over the trails and obstacles as I was able to combine my aerial strength and passion with my growing love of running. These days I am comfortable running on both trail and road, running 3 – 4 times a week, and jump at the chance to tackle an obstacle course every opportunity I get too. There is nothing I enjoy more than the opportunity to encourage other people to improve and challenge themselves and look forward to sharing the routes around Century City with women who want to inspire and be inspired to run.
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