Amy Hughes is a normal girl from Oswestry in Shropshire, who did an extraordinary challenge.
Amy ran 53 marathons in 53 days and raised over £53,000 becoming a world record holder at the same time.
During this podcast, Amy talks about her start into fitness and making the decision to take up running. Initially, she was so embarrassed, she would go for runs at six in the morning so no one else would see her.
Learn how Amy persevered and went from a standing start to running marathons and beyond.
Amy also provides information, advice and tips about her mental and physical preparation. The day to day experience of running the 53 marathons, including the ups and downs she experienced.
Running from Oswestry to London, 220 miles in six days and then running the London Marathon! She also discusses her personal role models and future challenges.
Amy is a personal trainer and nutrition expert, she works with individuals in person and online. If you want to know more about Amy check out her new website. www.Amyhughes53.co.uk
Amy is also on twitter @53Marathons
Charities she supports.
The Isabelle Lottie Foundation - www.theisabellelottiefoundation.org
Dame Kelly Trust - www.damekellyholmestrust.org
The 53 Foundation - the53foundation.co.uk
Cheryl Hunter is a motivational speaker, best selling author and transformational expert.
Cheryl left her small town in Colorado and headed to Europe with the dream of making it big in the modelling world. What happened next almost broke her, she was kidnapped, raped, abused and held captive. The experience profoundly changed her and her outlook on life.
In this episode Cheryl shares how she broke free of her mental prison and cracked the code for others to use.
Cheryl is very open and honest about who she is and what the impact was on her life. She provides advice and tips on how you can also break free from your limiting beliefs and whatever is holding you back.
This is real advise, and real tips from someone who has made it work.
Learn more about Cheryl mission and how she’s turned the negative into the positive and what she’s learnt on the way.
Her book: Use It: Turn Setbacks Into Success is available on Amazon.
Follow Cheryl on Twitter @HunterCheryl
Sophie Radcliffe from “Challenge Sophie” is currently living in Chamonix in the French Alps where she takes advantage of the mountains to run, cycle and to train for her next adventure. Sophie describes herself as a normal girl who just happens to love pushing herself both mentally and physical with various endurance challenges.
During this podcast Sophie talks about the mental and physical challenges she’s undertaken from completing the three peaks, cycling from London to Paris in twenty four hours and planning and undertaking the first Alpine Coast to Coast; a gruelling challenge which took her on a journey through eight countries, seven summits, 1,653 kilometres and 51,016 metres of ascent.
Sophie’s on a mission to show that challenge in the great outdoors are accessible and achievable for everyone.
As well as being entertaining and informative, Sophie also talks about; self competitive spirit, mental preparation, confidence training, nutrition & role models
Sophie is one Tough Girl and a real inspiration and it was a pleasure to interview her. This podcast will get you thinking about what your next challenge is going to be.
For more information about Sophie and her challenges, see her website and follow her on social media.
Twitter - @ChallengeSophie
Facebook - /ChallengeSophie
Sally Kettle has always wanted to live an exciting life, she’s wanted to make the most of her time whilst she's here. She has thrown herself into numerous different challenges, from running the London Marathon, to rowing across the Atlantic twice! The fist time, never having been in a boat before and with her mum for company!
Sally talks through her different challenges, explaining what made her want to do them, how they came about and how she prepared both physically and mentally. She shares advice and tips and in the process will inspire the listener to think about what it is they want to achieve.
Sally is an Ambassador for a number of worthy charities and causes and she has raised significant sums of money over the years.
Sally also shares the details of an exciting new project she's working on, its a different kind of adventure, but one which still takes her out of her comfort zone.
For more information on Sally please see her website www.sallykettle.com, she is also on Facebook and twitter @sallykettle.
Check out the Tough Girl Challenges Website- www.toughgirlchallenges.com which is all abut motivating and inspiring women and girls.
Tough Girl Challenges is all about motivating and inspiring women and girls. In this episode I interview Jessi Stensland an elite multi-sport athlete and movement specialist.
As well as being a video journalist she is also the founder and creator of MovementU. Jessi has had a long and distinguished career over the past twenty years, with national and international wins. In 2004 she won the Half Ironman Mexico, her first attempt at that distance. The highlight of her career was the Olympic journey which culminated with the 2004 US Olympic Triathlon Trials where she finished 4th and 6th among the American women.
Jessi is a lover of life, a woman who loves learning about herself and pushing herself to the limits, she’s traveled the world and is passionate about motivating and inspiring others to lead fit and healthy lives.
Her bio on twitter says - “Requires a bit of epic in every day”. By listening to this podcast you will get that epic. Jessi discusses how she first got into fitness, what drove her to move across country at a young age to pursue her passion for triathlon and why she turned professional. She talks through challenges she faced and the choices she's made. She shares advice and wisdom and is a passionate and motivated speaker.
Jessi is still on her journey and she’s learning more about herself everyday and she willing to share the knowledge she’s gained.
For more information on Jessi please see her website www.gojessi.com, she is also on Facebook and twitter @JessiStensland.