I ran 12 marathons in 2019. I won’t lie to you - running marathons is not my idea of fun, but what I did enjoy was mixing up my running shoes. Throughout the year I took on 42.2km in various models…the Cloudswift, Cloudflow, Cloudstratus and even the Cloudrock! There was one thing that remained consistent throughout my marathon journey…I was NEVER NOT ON.
“I’m too busy”, “I don’t have the athletic gene”, “It’s too late to start now” these are just some of the excuses that got me to where I was in 2017. Two years later I stand before my very first Ironman distance that I couldn’t even begin to imagine 2 years ago. We all need to start somewhere and with enough commitment and drive the excuses will slowly begin to fade away.
We organize our adventures to help people expand their comfort zones and build confidence in themselves; most importantly though, we organize our trips because we know that the bonds we form are as tough as the mountains we climb then on.
In 1999, I was 11 years old, and had just taken up sailing dinghy boats. After a successful sailing lesson with a lot of other children, it was tradition and mandatory to learn capsizing drills. In this drill you capsize the boat in order to learn how to flip it back around, in case you would need it for real someday. For me, this day would be a day of something entirely different.