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  • THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PURSUING A PASSION PROJECT. ๐Ÿ™Œโšก๏ธ
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How many times have we all heard โ€œfollow your passion and you will never have to work a single day in your life.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ฏโœ๏ธ
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While it feels like one of the most incredible opportunities to be nurturing my โ€™passion projectโ€™ baby, there have been many surprising discoveries that have come with taking on this project.

Of course, there was a beautiful honeymoon period at the beginning part of this year ๐Ÿฆ„โœจ, where creating Run to Reach felt like exactly what I was meant to be doing. I was on the right path (finally!) in life, combining everything I love doing the most. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ
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But thenโ€ฆthe inevitable burnout period began to creep in, which I definitely hit a few months ago ๐Ÿ˜ฃ. All of the glitter โœจ and excitement ๐Ÿคฉ from traveling started to wear off, the stress of all the finances involved began to peak ๐Ÿ’ธ, even running started to feel somewhat anxiety-provoking ๐Ÿ™ˆ.
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Having pushed through this period, I feel grateful to have gone through this turbulent storm of self-doubt โ›ˆ๐Ÿฅบ...as it has now evolved into one of the greatest personal lessons I have taken from this journey so far : to simply TAKE a step back and UNLOAD those figurative bricks of pressure off my shoulders.

Reflecting on the good & bad, what has been one of the greatest lessons youโ€™ve learned in 2019? ๐ŸŒŸ .
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#runforlife #runforchange #runforcharity #runtolive #runhappy #marathontraining #powerofrunning #runforlife #runforgood #runnerscommunity #trailrun #womenwhorun #runtoinspire #worlderunners #marathoner #livetorun #charitymarathon #irunthisbody #thisgirlcanrun #runforgood #endofyearreflections
  • THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PURSUING A PASSION PROJECT. ๐Ÿ™Œโšก๏ธ
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    How many times have we all heard โ€œfollow your passion and you will never have to work a single day in your life.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ฏโœ๏ธ
    .
    While it feels like one of the most incredible opportunities to be nurturing my โ€™passion projectโ€™ baby, there have been many surprising discoveries that have come with taking on this project.

    Of course, there was a beautiful honeymoon period at the beginning part of this year ๐Ÿฆ„โœจ, where creating Run to Reach felt like exactly what I was meant to be doing. I was on the right path (finally!) in life, combining everything I love doing the most. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ
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    But thenโ€ฆthe inevitable burnout period began to creep in, which I definitely hit a few months ago ๐Ÿ˜ฃ. All of the glitter โœจ and excitement ๐Ÿคฉ from traveling started to wear off, the stress of all the finances involved began to peak ๐Ÿ’ธ, even running started to feel somewhat anxiety-provoking ๐Ÿ™ˆ.
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    Having pushed through this period, I feel grateful to have gone through this turbulent storm of self-doubt โ›ˆ๐Ÿฅบ...as it has now evolved into one of the greatest personal lessons I have taken from this journey so far : to simply TAKE a step back and UNLOAD those figurative bricks of pressure off my shoulders.

    Reflecting on the good & bad, what has been one of the greatest lessons youโ€™ve learned in 2019? ๐ŸŒŸ .
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    #runforlife #runforchange #runforcharity #runtolive #runhappy #marathontraining #powerofrunning #runforlife #runforgood #runnerscommunity #trailrun #womenwhorun #runtoinspire #worlderunners #marathoner #livetorun #charitymarathon #irunthisbody #thisgirlcanrun #runforgood #endofyearreflections
  • 581 13 10 December, 2019
  • You know what today is โ€” GIVING TUESDAY!

I have poured my heart โ™ฅ๏ธ & soul ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ the past year raising awareness and funds for 20 highly impactful women-centered organizations through this journey.

Simply put, UPLIFTING WOMEN IS THE BEST INVESTMENT we can make to alleviate poverty and create a safer world.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿฆฑ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ช
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It has an incredible multiplier effect, providing returns for generations. HELP ME GIVE THESE WOMEN A VOICE! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ”Š
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I have created a beautiful virtual gift page on my Run to Reach website, where you can select exactly the type of gift you wish for your donation towards (Virtual Gift page link in bio!) ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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Please support me by donating towards @RuntoReach ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ and these incredible women organizations ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช who are stopping at nothing to give these women a chance to become leaders in their community!
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**๐Ÿ’ฐ Every donation made today is tax deductible and will go directly to these NGOโ€™s through my Run to Reach Fund!
๐Ÿ‘‰Tag someone below who you want to see donate towards these amazing organizations!
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#empower #givingtuesday #global womenempowerment #girlseducation #generationequality #shakeuptheworld #runforgood #runfotpurpose #powerofrunning #runtoinspire #womenruntheworld
  • You know what today is โ€” GIVING TUESDAY!

    I have poured my heart โ™ฅ๏ธ & soul ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ the past year raising awareness and funds for 20 highly impactful women-centered organizations through this journey.

    Simply put, UPLIFTING WOMEN IS THE BEST INVESTMENT we can make to alleviate poverty and create a safer world.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿฆฑ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ช
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    It has an incredible multiplier effect, providing returns for generations. HELP ME GIVE THESE WOMEN A VOICE! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ”Š
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    I have created a beautiful virtual gift page on my Run to Reach website, where you can select exactly the type of gift you wish for your donation towards (Virtual Gift page link in bio!) ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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    Please support me by donating towards @RuntoReach ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ and these incredible women organizations ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช who are stopping at nothing to give these women a chance to become leaders in their community!
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    **๐Ÿ’ฐ Every donation made today is tax deductible and will go directly to these NGOโ€™s through my Run to Reach Fund!
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Tag someone below who you want to see donate towards these amazing organizations!
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    #empower #givingtuesday #global womenempowerment #girlseducation #generationequality #shakeuptheworld #runforgood #runfotpurpose #powerofrunning #runtoinspire #womenruntheworld
  • 540 11 3 December, 2019
  • That could not have been more fun... 14 miles at of trails through the Himalayas. This run has encouraged me to do more trail running when I get back home, sign up for some trail races and utilize the local trails for my easy runs.
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I paced @markrsteedman for the first lap of his marathon - running when we could combined with a lot of walking - we made it round in just over 3 hours, getting lapped by the marathon winner at 12.5 miles!
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Are you a trail lover? #nepalimpact #impactmarathonseries #powerofrunning #nepalmarathon #trailrunning pc @tanyaraab
  • That could not have been more fun... 14 miles at of trails through the Himalayas. This run has encouraged me to do more trail running when I get back home, sign up for some trail races and utilize the local trails for my easy runs.
    โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
    I paced @markrsteedman for the first lap of his marathon - running when we could combined with a lot of walking - we made it round in just over 3 hours, getting lapped by the marathon winner at 12.5 miles!
    โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
    Are you a trail lover? #nepalimpact #impactmarathonseries #powerofrunning #nepalmarathon #trailrunning pc @tanyaraab
  • 1,161 59 16 November, 2019
  • Running out here is beautiful, feeling so lucky to experience this awesome place. This morningโ€™s run was rough after the effects a migraine yesterday (and I am considering dropping down to the half marathon on Saturday although would love to experience the full 26.2!) but Iโ€™m focusing on the amazing projects were involved with out here with @impactmarathon and Naturally Africa - getting lots of questions so am going to do an Instagram live with Impact Marathon Founder @njkershaw tomorrow at 1pm Uk time, join us then or let me know your questions in the comments :) xx โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
#powerofrunning #malawiimpact #impactmarathonseries #runner #marathonrunner #racecation #runtravelrepeat #marathoner #trailrunning #activetravel
  • Running out here is beautiful, feeling so lucky to experience this awesome place. This morningโ€™s run was rough after the effects a migraine yesterday (and I am considering dropping down to the half marathon on Saturday although would love to experience the full 26.2!) but Iโ€™m focusing on the amazing projects were involved with out here with @impactmarathon and Naturally Africa - getting lots of questions so am going to do an Instagram live with Impact Marathon Founder @njkershaw tomorrow at 1pm Uk time, join us then or let me know your questions in the comments :) xx โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
    #powerofrunning #malawiimpact #impactmarathonseries #runner #marathonrunner #racecation #runtravelrepeat #marathoner #trailrunning #activetravel
  • 1,283 32 24 May, 2018

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  • Thank you to every single 1 of the 10k of you! Cheers to this journey together! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ
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This very time last year, I started from a following of 0โ€ฆand even desperately sent out some (/lots of) DMโ€™s begging for a follow! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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We all probably share some sort of a love/hate relationship with the world surrounding these tiny squared imagesโ€ฆbut, through all the ups & downs, I feel profoundly GRATEFUL to have become connected to each & every one of you. ๐Ÿฅฐ
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Thereโ€™s only been love and I am so thankful for you  continuing to cheer me on, sending me incredibly warm messages of support and giving me endless reasons to push forward! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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So Iโ€™d like to celebrate with some epic marathon moments from this year!
โœจ๐ŸŒŸ
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[2] Flying in the bare Western Saharan dessert ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญ [3] Pushing through some deep sand in the Australian Outback ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
[4] Making my way forward in a lava field in Guatemala ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น
[5] Running 1000m up one beastly mountain in Mongolia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ
[6] Proudly coming in LAST place in Sierra Leone ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
[7] Proudly coming in FIRST place (in my age group) in Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
[8] Completing my first ultra amongst a crowd of jolly South African runners ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
[9] Running free in the Central Highlands of Afghanistan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ
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Let it be known HOW EXCITED I am to be continuing on this journey with you with my 6 remaining marathons (#25-#30) ahead in 2020! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰ .
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#runforlife #runforchange #runforcharity #runtolive #runhappy #marathontraining #powerofrunning #runforlife #runforgood #runnerscommunity #womensupportingwomen #globalwomenempowerment #womenwhorun #runtoinspire #worlderunners #marathoner #livetorun #charitymarathon #irunthisbody #thisgirlcanrun #runforgood #endofyearreflections
  • Thank you to every single 1 of the 10k of you! Cheers to this journey together! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ
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    This very time last year, I started from a following of 0โ€ฆand even desperately sent out some (/lots of) DMโ€™s begging for a follow! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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    We all probably share some sort of a love/hate relationship with the world surrounding these tiny squared imagesโ€ฆbut, through all the ups & downs, I feel profoundly GRATEFUL to have become connected to each & every one of you. ๐Ÿฅฐ
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    Thereโ€™s only been love and I am so thankful for you continuing to cheer me on, sending me incredibly warm messages of support and giving me endless reasons to push forward! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ
    .
    So Iโ€™d like to celebrate with some epic marathon moments from this year!
    โœจ๐ŸŒŸ
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    [2] Flying in the bare Western Saharan dessert ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญ [3] Pushing through some deep sand in the Australian Outback ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
    [4] Making my way forward in a lava field in Guatemala ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น
    [5] Running 1000m up one beastly mountain in Mongolia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ
    [6] Proudly coming in LAST place in Sierra Leone ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
    [7] Proudly coming in FIRST place (in my age group) in Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
    [8] Completing my first ultra amongst a crowd of jolly South African runners ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    [9] Running free in the Central Highlands of Afghanistan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ
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    Let it be known HOW EXCITED I am to be continuing on this journey with you with my 6 remaining marathons ( #25 - #30 ) ahead in 2020! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰ .
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    #runforlife #runforchange #runforcharity #runtolive #runhappy #marathontraining #powerofrunning #runforlife #runforgood #runnerscommunity #womensupportingwomen #globalwomenempowerment #womenwhorun #runtoinspire #worlderunners #marathoner #livetorun #charitymarathon #irunthisbody #thisgirlcanrun #runforgood #endofyearreflections
  • 789 25 12 December, 2019
  • Happy Intlโ€™ Mountain Dayโ€ฆ!
โ›ฐ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ”
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I feel especially grateful for all of the trail & mountain races Iโ€™ve been able to run this yearโ€ฆGuatemala (๐ŸŒ‹), Mongolia (โ›ฐ), Afghanistan (๐Ÿ”), & Colombia (โ›ฐ) !
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Similar to the โ€˜runnerโ€™s complexโ€™ (when most of us question when we have the authority to confidently call ourselves 'a runner')โ€”before this year, I NEVER THOUGHT I would be able to take on a full trail race.

I was always wildly intimidated by the idea of running UP a mountain ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ and never felt like my urban milieu ๐ŸŒ† provided the right training grounds.

But now with 4 mountain races under my belt from this yearโ€™s challenge- I feel like I can finally confidently call myself a trail runner AND that I actually even prefer mountain over road races. ๐Ÿ™Š

I will always have a soft spot for running through cities, but trail runningโ€™s continuous changes โ€”from start to finish, from one season to another, has allowed endless new opportunities to challenge & empower myself. โ›ฐโšก๏ธ
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Do you have a preference for trail โ›ฐ or road ๐Ÿ›ฃraces?
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๐Ÿ“ท : Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon in Kyrgyzstan

#runforlife #runforchange #runforcharity #runtolive #runhappy #marathontraining #powerofrunning #runforlife #runforgood #runnerscommunity #trailrun #womenwhorun #runtoinspire #worlderunners #marathoner #livetorun #charitymarathon #irunthisbody #thisgirlcanrun #runforgood #trailrunning
  • Happy Intlโ€™ Mountain Dayโ€ฆ!
    โ›ฐ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ”
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    I feel especially grateful for all of the trail & mountain races Iโ€™ve been able to run this yearโ€ฆGuatemala (๐ŸŒ‹), Mongolia (โ›ฐ), Afghanistan (๐Ÿ”), & Colombia (โ›ฐ) !
    .
    Similar to the โ€˜runnerโ€™s complexโ€™ (when most of us question when we have the authority to confidently call ourselves 'a runner')โ€”before this year, I NEVER THOUGHT I would be able to take on a full trail race.

    I was always wildly intimidated by the idea of running UP a mountain ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ and never felt like my urban milieu ๐ŸŒ† provided the right training grounds.

    But now with 4 mountain races under my belt from this yearโ€™s challenge- I feel like I can finally confidently call myself a trail runner AND that I actually even prefer mountain over road races. ๐Ÿ™Š

    I will always have a soft spot for running through cities, but trail runningโ€™s continuous changes โ€”from start to finish, from one season to another, has allowed endless new opportunities to challenge & empower myself. โ›ฐโšก๏ธ
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    Do you have a preference for trail โ›ฐ or road ๐Ÿ›ฃraces?
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    ๐Ÿ“ท : Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon in Kyrgyzstan

    #runforlife #runforchange #runforcharity #runtolive #runhappy #marathontraining #powerofrunning #runforlife #runforgood #runnerscommunity #trailrun #womenwhorun #runtoinspire #worlderunners #marathoner #livetorun #charitymarathon #irunthisbody #thisgirlcanrun #runforgood #trailrunning
  • 564 28 11 December, 2019
  • THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PURSUING A PASSION PROJECT. ๐Ÿ™Œโšก๏ธ
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How many times have we all heard โ€œfollow your passion and you will never have to work a single day in your life.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ฏโœ๏ธ
.
While it feels like one of the most incredible opportunities to be nurturing my โ€™passion projectโ€™ baby, there have been many surprising discoveries that have come with taking on this project.

Of course, there was a beautiful honeymoon period at the beginning part of this year ๐Ÿฆ„โœจ, where creating Run to Reach felt like exactly what I was meant to be doing. I was on the right path (finally!) in life, combining everything I love doing the most. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ
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But thenโ€ฆthe inevitable burnout period began to creep in, which I definitely hit a few months ago ๐Ÿ˜ฃ. All of the glitter โœจ and excitement ๐Ÿคฉ from traveling started to wear off, the stress of all the finances involved began to peak ๐Ÿ’ธ, even running started to feel somewhat anxiety-provoking ๐Ÿ™ˆ.
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Having pushed through this period, I feel grateful to have gone through this turbulent storm of self-doubt โ›ˆ๐Ÿฅบ...as it has now evolved into one of the greatest personal lessons I have taken from this journey so far : to simply TAKE a step back and UNLOAD those figurative bricks of pressure off my shoulders.

Reflecting on the good & bad, what has been one of the greatest lessons youโ€™ve learned in 2019? ๐ŸŒŸ .
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#runforlife #runforchange #runforcharity #runtolive #runhappy #marathontraining #powerofrunning #runforlife #runforgood #runnerscommunity #trailrun #womenwhorun #runtoinspire #worlderunners #marathoner #livetorun #charitymarathon #irunthisbody #thisgirlcanrun #runforgood #endofyearreflections
  • THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PURSUING A PASSION PROJECT. ๐Ÿ™Œโšก๏ธ
    .
    How many times have we all heard โ€œfollow your passion and you will never have to work a single day in your life.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ฏโœ๏ธ
    .
    While it feels like one of the most incredible opportunities to be nurturing my โ€™passion projectโ€™ baby, there have been many surprising discoveries that have come with taking on this project.

    Of course, there was a beautiful honeymoon period at the beginning part of this year ๐Ÿฆ„โœจ, where creating Run to Reach felt like exactly what I was meant to be doing. I was on the right path (finally!) in life, combining everything I love doing the most. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ
    .
    But thenโ€ฆthe inevitable burnout period began to creep in, which I definitely hit a few months ago ๐Ÿ˜ฃ. All of the glitter โœจ and excitement ๐Ÿคฉ from traveling started to wear off, the stress of all the finances involved began to peak ๐Ÿ’ธ, even running started to feel somewhat anxiety-provoking ๐Ÿ™ˆ.
    .
    Having pushed through this period, I feel grateful to have gone through this turbulent storm of self-doubt โ›ˆ๐Ÿฅบ...as it has now evolved into one of the greatest personal lessons I have taken from this journey so far : to simply TAKE a step back and UNLOAD those figurative bricks of pressure off my shoulders.

    Reflecting on the good & bad, what has been one of the greatest lessons youโ€™ve learned in 2019? ๐ŸŒŸ .
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    #runforlife #runforchange #runforcharity #runtolive #runhappy #marathontraining #powerofrunning #runforlife #runforgood #runnerscommunity #trailrun #womenwhorun #runtoinspire #worlderunners #marathoner #livetorun #charitymarathon #irunthisbody #thisgirlcanrun #runforgood #endofyearreflections
  • 581 13 10 December, 2019
  • Sunset in Wadi Rum after a tough sandy recce run with new friends ๐Ÿ˜Š so excited about the race next June! ๐Ÿœ ๐ŸŒต ๐Ÿช ..
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Iโ€™ve been involved with @Impactmarathon since 2016 - it combines my love of running and adventure with my passion for lasting social impact.  Iโ€™ve really loved spending time this week with the projects weโ€™ll be supporting - @greeningthedesertprojectii was a real eye opener into the issues of water scarcity here.  Athletes will spend time with the projects and exploring Jordan before the victory lap - an epic run of 10/21/42km.  June 1-7 2020!!
  • Sunset in Wadi Rum after a tough sandy recce run with new friends ๐Ÿ˜Š so excited about the race next June! ๐Ÿœ ๐ŸŒต ๐Ÿช ..
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    Iโ€™ve been involved with @Impactmarathon since 2016 - it combines my love of running and adventure with my passion for lasting social impact. Iโ€™ve really loved spending time this week with the projects weโ€™ll be supporting - @greeningthedesertprojectii was a real eye opener into the issues of water scarcity here. Athletes will spend time with the projects and exploring Jordan before the victory lap - an epic run of 10/21/42km. June 1-7 2020!!
  • 410 10 6 December, 2019
  • WADI RUN ๐Ÿช 10KM (and a bit) of desert running yesterday in Jordan testing out the half marathon route for the new @impactmarathon this June. With big goals in my future and a training plan to follow, I didnโ€™t allow myself to get carried away and run the full 13.1 miles, taking advantage of the trucks we had with us to hitch a ride!
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This race is going to be awesome though, with just the right amount of a challenge to get you excited but a lot of very runnable stretches. We were averaging around 9.30ish min miles so this could be one of the speediest Impact courses yet! If youโ€™ve ever considered doing a desert ultra then decided you didnโ€™t like sand/heat enough to run in it for multiple days in a row (just me? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ) then this is the race for you! 26.2, 13,1 and 10K options to suit all abilities, stunning scenery and fantastic carb loading... plus check out @impactmarathon stories for more of the social impact weโ€™ll be having in Jordan.
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This is a press trip with Visit Jordan and Impact Marathon. #powerofrunning #JordanImpact @visitjordan #shareyourjordan #visitjordan #trailrunning #desertrunning
  • WADI RUN ๐Ÿช 10KM (and a bit) of desert running yesterday in Jordan testing out the half marathon route for the new @impactmarathon this June. With big goals in my future and a training plan to follow, I didnโ€™t allow myself to get carried away and run the full 13.1 miles, taking advantage of the trucks we had with us to hitch a ride!
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    This race is going to be awesome though, with just the right amount of a challenge to get you excited but a lot of very runnable stretches. We were averaging around 9.30ish min miles so this could be one of the speediest Impact courses yet! If youโ€™ve ever considered doing a desert ultra then decided you didnโ€™t like sand/heat enough to run in it for multiple days in a row (just me? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ) then this is the race for you! 26.2, 13,1 and 10K options to suit all abilities, stunning scenery and fantastic carb loading... plus check out @impactmarathon stories for more of the social impact weโ€™ll be having in Jordan.
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    This is a press trip with Visit Jordan and Impact Marathon. #powerofrunning #JordanImpact @visitjordan #shareyourjordan #visitjordan #trailrunning #desertrunning
  • 826 36 5 December, 2019
  • HALF MARATHON IN THE DESERT! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿชโฃ โœ… โฃ
So Iโ€™m here in Jordan! Iโ€™m happy to announce I am an ambassador for @impactmarathon ! โฃ
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After doing a couple of marathons Iโ€™ve wanted to do more, but have also been looking for something meaningful to be a part of too. โฃ
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This is an amazing combination of both and Impact Marathon have been doing incredible work since 2015 in various areas such as Nepal and Guatemala, where they work on projects in the local communities, creating massive impact!โฃ
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Next year in June is the first Jordan trip which is why weโ€™re here now setting things up! โฃ
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The race/running aspect is like a celebratory lap at the end of the trip which is a brilliant way to bring everyone together! โฃ
Itโ€™s not like any normal race, in a unique environment and running through sand is not easy haha. But you can go for 10k, 21k or 42k. I think Iโ€™ll go for the full! ๐Ÿ˜ฎโฃ Since I did the half this week... โฃ
This is something you can come to! If you want a challenge, enjoy running and want to be a part of something truly impactful. โฃ
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Lookout for more posts on the projects weโ€™ll be working on and my stories & Vlog of this trip coming soon ๐Ÿ˜Šโฃ
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#Powerofrunning #jordanimpact โฃ
#CrockFit #running #jordan โฃ
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  • HALF MARATHON IN THE DESERT! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿชโฃ โœ… โฃ
    So Iโ€™m here in Jordan! Iโ€™m happy to announce I am an ambassador for @impactmarathon ! โฃ
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    After doing a couple of marathons Iโ€™ve wanted to do more, but have also been looking for something meaningful to be a part of too. โฃ
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    This is an amazing combination of both and Impact Marathon have been doing incredible work since 2015 in various areas such as Nepal and Guatemala, where they work on projects in the local communities, creating massive impact!โฃ
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    Next year in June is the first Jordan trip which is why weโ€™re here now setting things up! โฃ
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    The race/running aspect is like a celebratory lap at the end of the trip which is a brilliant way to bring everyone together! โฃ
    Itโ€™s not like any normal race, in a unique environment and running through sand is not easy haha. But you can go for 10k, 21k or 42k. I think Iโ€™ll go for the full! ๐Ÿ˜ฎโฃ Since I did the half this week... โฃ
    This is something you can come to! If you want a challenge, enjoy running and want to be a part of something truly impactful. โฃ
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    Lookout for more posts on the projects weโ€™ll be working on and my stories & Vlog of this trip coming soon ๐Ÿ˜Šโฃ
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    #Powerofrunning #jordanimpact โฃ
    #CrockFit #running #jordan โฃ
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  • This was before the hard work started running in the sand! Always fun to race up a big rock and see where the path leads (into the desert.  A long way. ๐Ÿœ)
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Thanks to @visitjordan and @jordan_trail for hosting us and supporting us create an incredible race with positive social impact for @impactmarathon.  June 2020 - more details to follow ๐Ÿ˜
  • This was before the hard work started running in the sand! Always fun to race up a big rock and see where the path leads (into the desert. A long way. ๐Ÿœ)
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    Thanks to @visitjordan and @jordan_trail for hosting us and supporting us create an incredible race with positive social impact for @impactmarathon. June 2020 - more details to follow ๐Ÿ˜
  • 373 8 5 December, 2019
  • I'm a bit slow with this post as wanted to write something to go with it. 
I've been planning to go to Nepal for a while to do some trekking. I'm so glad that I also found out about Impact Marathon too - 'A global running movement that unites people to run together, with others, for others.' What an amazing week! I had the opportunity to visit some great charities ( #childreachnepal #shaktimilan #bvsnepal ), take part in some community work with a local village, camp in the stunning 'Athletes' Village', run a half marathon in Shivapuri National Park and meet a bunch of inspiring people! 
If you passionate about running and travel and what to give back then check out the other runs Impact Marathon do, I'm already thinking about Jordan 2020 . . .
Thank you so much to all the Impact staff and volunteers and all the other runners I meet. 
#Nepalimpact #powerofrunning #impactmarathon #nepal๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต #nepal #trailrunning #travel #traveltheworld #travelrunner #shivapurinationalpark #wonderwithwhyms #whymsicalwanderer
  • I'm a bit slow with this post as wanted to write something to go with it.
    I've been planning to go to Nepal for a while to do some trekking. I'm so glad that I also found out about Impact Marathon too - 'A global running movement that unites people to run together, with others, for others.' What an amazing week! I had the opportunity to visit some great charities ( #childreachnepal #shaktimilan #bvsnepal ), take part in some community work with a local village, camp in the stunning 'Athletes' Village', run a half marathon in Shivapuri National Park and meet a bunch of inspiring people!
    If you passionate about running and travel and what to give back then check out the other runs Impact Marathon do, I'm already thinking about Jordan 2020 . . .
    Thank you so much to all the Impact staff and volunteers and all the other runners I meet.
    #Nepalimpact #powerofrunning #impactmarathon #nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต #nepal #trailrunning #travel #traveltheworld #travelrunner #shivapurinationalpark #wonderwithwhyms #whymsicalwanderer
  • 58 1 4 December, 2019
  • You know what today is โ€” GIVING TUESDAY!

I have poured my heart โ™ฅ๏ธ & soul ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ the past year raising awareness and funds for 20 highly impactful women-centered organizations through this journey.

Simply put, UPLIFTING WOMEN IS THE BEST INVESTMENT we can make to alleviate poverty and create a safer world.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿฆฑ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ช
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It has an incredible multiplier effect, providing returns for generations. HELP ME GIVE THESE WOMEN A VOICE! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ”Š
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I have created a beautiful virtual gift page on my Run to Reach website, where you can select exactly the type of gift you wish for your donation towards (Virtual Gift page link in bio!) ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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Please support me by donating towards @RuntoReach ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ and these incredible women organizations ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช who are stopping at nothing to give these women a chance to become leaders in their community!
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**๐Ÿ’ฐ Every donation made today is tax deductible and will go directly to these NGOโ€™s through my Run to Reach Fund!
๐Ÿ‘‰Tag someone below who you want to see donate towards these amazing organizations!
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#empower #givingtuesday #global womenempowerment #girlseducation #generationequality #shakeuptheworld #runforgood #runfotpurpose #powerofrunning #runtoinspire #womenruntheworld
  • You know what today is โ€” GIVING TUESDAY!

    I have poured my heart โ™ฅ๏ธ & soul ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ the past year raising awareness and funds for 20 highly impactful women-centered organizations through this journey.

    Simply put, UPLIFTING WOMEN IS THE BEST INVESTMENT we can make to alleviate poverty and create a safer world.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿฆฑ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ช
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    It has an incredible multiplier effect, providing returns for generations. HELP ME GIVE THESE WOMEN A VOICE! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ”Š
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    I have created a beautiful virtual gift page on my Run to Reach website, where you can select exactly the type of gift you wish for your donation towards (Virtual Gift page link in bio!) ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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    Please support me by donating towards @RuntoReach ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ and these incredible women organizations ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช who are stopping at nothing to give these women a chance to become leaders in their community!
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    **๐Ÿ’ฐ Every donation made today is tax deductible and will go directly to these NGOโ€™s through my Run to Reach Fund!
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Tag someone below who you want to see donate towards these amazing organizations!
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    #empower #givingtuesday #global womenempowerment #girlseducation #generationequality #shakeuptheworld #runforgood #runfotpurpose #powerofrunning #runtoinspire #womenruntheworld
  • 540 11 3 December, 2019
  • ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜™๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ตโฃโฃ
๐˜Œ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿบ. ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ป ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ @๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ โฃโฃ
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๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ'๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ? ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด? ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต?โฃโฃ
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Liz did say yes! Liz is a Woman on a Mission - planning to achieve 30 Marathons in 30 Countries Before turning 30 whilst raising money for 20 women-focussed NGO's. โฃโฃ
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Due to the logistics of the mission and the great length of time spent liaising between the 20 NGO's as well as organising travel, accommodation and other logistics that typically go along with travelling and running endurance events abroad, Liz was no longer able to fit in any time to work freelance alongside Run to Reach as she initially hoped. โฃโฃ
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Liz' determination, and drive is clear. The mission has required a great deal of strength; she has felt lost at times and that her end goal - far from sight, but she has continued on with the support from her husband and Liz will go on to achieve her mission and raise money for the 20 different charities and will be, as she says: "Helping locally by running globally." โฃโฃ
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What I love about Liz, is her outlook on life. There is so much to take from this episode including the inspiring and profound reasons Liz chooses to run, as well as the three best pieces of advice she'd give to anyone: One of which was to list 5 things you are grateful for daily.โฃโฃ
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Liz is an incredible person, with an incredible mission and heart and I really want you to hear all about her goal, listen in to the episode. Please Donate to Liz' Run to Reach if you can, Head to my Bio - for Link to Podcast, and additional links are in the show notes. โฃโฃ
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#runtoreach #30marathonsbefore30 #sayyes #womenempowerment #runningpodcasts #thisgirlcan โฃโฃ
  • ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜™๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ตโฃโฃ
    ๐˜Œ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿบ. ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ป ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ @๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ โฃโฃ
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    ๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ'๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ? ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด? ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต?โฃโฃ
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    Liz did say yes! Liz is a Woman on a Mission - planning to achieve 30 Marathons in 30 Countries Before turning 30 whilst raising money for 20 women-focussed NGO's. โฃโฃ
    โฃโฃ
    Due to the logistics of the mission and the great length of time spent liaising between the 20 NGO's as well as organising travel, accommodation and other logistics that typically go along with travelling and running endurance events abroad, Liz was no longer able to fit in any time to work freelance alongside Run to Reach as she initially hoped. โฃโฃ
    โฃโฃ
    Liz' determination, and drive is clear. The mission has required a great deal of strength; she has felt lost at times and that her end goal - far from sight, but she has continued on with the support from her husband and Liz will go on to achieve her mission and raise money for the 20 different charities and will be, as she says: "Helping locally by running globally." โฃโฃ
    โฃโฃ
    What I love about Liz, is her outlook on life. There is so much to take from this episode including the inspiring and profound reasons Liz chooses to run, as well as the three best pieces of advice she'd give to anyone: One of which was to list 5 things you are grateful for daily.โฃโฃ
    โฃโฃ
    Liz is an incredible person, with an incredible mission and heart and I really want you to hear all about her goal, listen in to the episode. Please Donate to Liz' Run to Reach if you can, Head to my Bio - for Link to Podcast, and additional links are in the show notes. โฃโฃ
    โฃโฃ.
    #runtoreach #30marathonsbefore30 #sayyes #womenempowerment #runningpodcasts #thisgirlcan โฃโฃ
  • 98 3 2 December, 2019
  • Marathon ladies ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Ok this is the last one, I promise! .
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Such an amazing group of women to run Nepal Impact Marathon with!
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Iโ€™ve had a couple weeks off catching up with friends/work but itโ€™s time to get back into training for January!
  • Marathon ladies ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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    Ok this is the last one, I promise! .
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    Such an amazing group of women to run Nepal Impact Marathon with!
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    Iโ€™ve had a couple weeks off catching up with friends/work but itโ€™s time to get back into training for January!
  • 99 4 30 November, 2019
  • Our newest ambassador for Jordan Impact needs very little by way of introduction.
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You'll have seen @therunnerbeans as the face of our social media content last week at Nepal Impact. She ran our stories team, she ran our race and she ran up and down our Project Road community work whilst carrying rocks in one hand and shooting insta stories with the other.
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Charlie has built a reputation for her super honest (just read the first line of her blog on race day in Nepal) approach to blogging. From her quest to complete the 6 Major Marathons, to her travel adventures, to her new recipe book for runners -> Charlie is always willing to share, support and encourage her followers in their running journeys.
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Charlie will be joining us in Jordan for her 3rd Impact Marathon and we cannot wait to share this new adventure with her.
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๐Ÿ“ธ @michaelcharlessheridan
  • Our newest ambassador for Jordan Impact needs very little by way of introduction.
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    You'll have seen @therunnerbeans as the face of our social media content last week at Nepal Impact. She ran our stories team, she ran our race and she ran up and down our Project Road community work whilst carrying rocks in one hand and shooting insta stories with the other.
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    Charlie has built a reputation for her super honest (just read the first line of her blog on race day in Nepal) approach to blogging. From her quest to complete the 6 Major Marathons, to her travel adventures, to her new recipe book for runners -> Charlie is always willing to share, support and encourage her followers in their running journeys.
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    Charlie will be joining us in Jordan for her 3rd Impact Marathon and we cannot wait to share this new adventure with her.
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    ๐Ÿ“ธ @michaelcharlessheridan
  • 158 2 28 November, 2019
  • Missing these views!
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  • 42 2 26 November, 2019
  • Nepal Impact 2019 was a truly spectacular week, and the race was the perfect finale
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We call it the victory lap because this is not your normal race, it's a celebration
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It's a celebration of the lives that are touched forever
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It's a celebration of a challenge undertaken and overcome
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It's a celebration of a nation, a community and all the individuals that have joined together in the mutual belief that running can change the world
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Thank you to every single person who made our time in Nepal so magical and powerful, until we meet again.
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  • Nepal Impact 2019 was a truly spectacular week, and the race was the perfect finale
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    We call it the victory lap because this is not your normal race, it's a celebration
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    It's a celebration of the lives that are touched forever
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    It's a celebration of a challenge undertaken and overcome
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    It's a celebration of a nation, a community and all the individuals that have joined together in the mutual belief that running can change the world
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    Thank you to every single person who made our time in Nepal so magical and powerful, until we meet again.
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    ๐Ÿ“ธ @tanyaraab
  • 52 3 25 November, 2019
  • This time last week I was part way through my Nepal marathon! .
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It was a tough 8.5 hours but still managed to find the energy for a celebratory dance over the finish line with the triumphant trio ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป .
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Exercise has been pretty nonexistent this week, only managed a couple yoga sessions this week but itโ€™s time to get back to running today! .
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Nepal feels like months ago now but canโ€™t wait to decide on my next adventure with @impactmarathon
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  • This time last week I was part way through my Nepal marathon! .
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    It was a tough 8.5 hours but still managed to find the energy for a celebratory dance over the finish line with the triumphant trio ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป .
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    Exercise has been pretty nonexistent this week, only managed a couple yoga sessions this week but itโ€™s time to get back to running today! .
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    Nepal feels like months ago now but canโ€™t wait to decide on my next adventure with @impactmarathon
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  • 115 3 23 November, 2019
  • Being back in the office the this week after landing home from Nepal I feel odd. It feels such a cliche to say that I have returned from the short trip a different person, and being away for only a week it feels silly and extreme to claim some epiphany of the soul. I think what really happened is that whilst there, seeing the work done by the charities, and working on the project in the village, I gave a very small, miniscule in fact, piece of myself to the people and the place, and in return got a seed; it is now up to me to nurture, care for and water that seed. It is in my hands whether this will grow to replace the part I gave away with like for like, or spread and become so much more.

#powerofrunning #impactmarathon #perspective #makeachange #nepalimpactmarathon #nepal๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต
  • Being back in the office the this week after landing home from Nepal I feel odd. It feels such a cliche to say that I have returned from the short trip a different person, and being away for only a week it feels silly and extreme to claim some epiphany of the soul. I think what really happened is that whilst there, seeing the work done by the charities, and working on the project in the village, I gave a very small, miniscule in fact, piece of myself to the people and the place, and in return got a seed; it is now up to me to nurture, care for and water that seed. It is in my hands whether this will grow to replace the part I gave away with like for like, or spread and become so much more.

    #powerofrunning #impactmarathon #perspective #makeachange #nepalimpactmarathon #nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต
  • 35 0 22 November, 2019
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE / Isabelle Konatรฉ / Cรดte dโ€™Ivoire. @karisadior
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โ€œFor me, running is meditation. I release so much emotional baggage through the physical act of running; with every drop of sweat, I feel lighter. Every thought is put in its right place. Running gives me courage and energy. It gives me life.''
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You know those kinds of first time interactions with 'strangers'โ€ฆwhere you feel as if you have known them your entire life? That strong rush of human connection that feeds your soul and in some strange way, provides you with a strong hope for humanity going forward?

This is what could easily best describe my first few minutes with Isabelle. I met this fiercely warm and vibrant French/Ivorian runner my very last day in Abidjan and it felt like there was not a second to lose in catching up over countless life stories.

Kindly inviting me over to her home (after initially meeting on Instagram), we dove head first into conversationโ€”where I learned that not only was Isabelle full of energy & light, but also stories of incredible risk & adventure.

And by โ€˜risk & adventureโ€™, I mean taking on the legendary Marathon des Sables not onceโ€ฆnot twiceโ€ฆbut THREE TIMES. Each MDS race in support of a charitable cause close to her heart too. @specialolympics

It is clear that Isabelle doesnโ€™t let a day go by without testing her personal limits, challenging herself to dream biggerโ€ฆ.all while approaching life with the most open of hearts and mind.

I cannot wait for our paths to cross again soon, somewhere in this ๐ŸŒ! โ€”and to be taking on @marathondessables 2021 tous les deux ensemble.
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Swipe right to hear clips of our conversation, one badass woman here in Cรดte dโ€™Ivoire. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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  • A DAY IN THE LIFE / Isabelle Konatรฉ / Cรดte dโ€™Ivoire. @karisadior
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    โ€œFor me, running is meditation. I release so much emotional baggage through the physical act of running; with every drop of sweat, I feel lighter. Every thought is put in its right place. Running gives me courage and energy. It gives me life.''
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    You know those kinds of first time interactions with 'strangers'โ€ฆwhere you feel as if you have known them your entire life? That strong rush of human connection that feeds your soul and in some strange way, provides you with a strong hope for humanity going forward?

    This is what could easily best describe my first few minutes with Isabelle. I met this fiercely warm and vibrant French/Ivorian runner my very last day in Abidjan and it felt like there was not a second to lose in catching up over countless life stories.

    Kindly inviting me over to her home (after initially meeting on Instagram), we dove head first into conversationโ€”where I learned that not only was Isabelle full of energy & light, but also stories of incredible risk & adventure.

    And by โ€˜risk & adventureโ€™, I mean taking on the legendary Marathon des Sables not onceโ€ฆnot twiceโ€ฆbut THREE TIMES. Each MDS race in support of a charitable cause close to her heart too. @specialolympics

    It is clear that Isabelle doesnโ€™t let a day go by without testing her personal limits, challenging herself to dream biggerโ€ฆ.all while approaching life with the most open of hearts and mind.

    I cannot wait for our paths to cross again soon, somewhere in this ๐ŸŒ! โ€”and to be taking on @marathondessables 2021 tous les deux ensemble.
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    Swipe right to hear clips of our conversation, one badass woman here in Cรดte dโ€™Ivoire. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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