As our Adventurer of the Month, Carole has scored herself a $100 Paddy Pallin voucher! To be our next month’s winner, make sure you’re uploading your journey to social and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired.
What inspired you to take on your Inspired Adventure with Interplast?
I’ve always had a fascination with Everest and what better way to see it than with a group of like-minded people all raising money for a wonderful life changing cause!
How are you feeling about the challenge ahead? Have you ever been to Everest Base Camp before?
I’ve never been to Everest Base Camp or Nepal for that matter. I’m feeling so excited about the trek, the physical challenge itself but the seeing the stunning scenery, the Nepalese people and culture and meeting new people. I have to say the bit I’m nervous about is the flight into Lukla, not the trek itself!
What have been some of the highlights of your fundraising experience so far?
Having to make 51 dozen shortbread biscuits before Christmas, which raised over $500, I didn’t think my shortbread would be so popular. I’ve also been amazed by the generosity and support of complete strangers 🙂
"I can do anything I set my mind to!"
What have been your biggest challenges in taking on an Inspired Adventure? How did you overcome this?
My biggest challenge has been putting myself out there to fundraise, in particular approaching companies for sponsorship. I’m an introvert by nature so it has pushed me out of my comfort zone. I overcame it by setting myself smaller goals and initially meeting with people I knew, that way after several positive experiences my mindset changed and I could approach others.
Just finished a 15km walk through Mt Coot-tha. Had a look through my previous walks on the same circuit and to my surprise I've shaved 6mins off my average pace since January for the same route! . . #igotthis #ivebeeninspired #everestbasecamptrek #beprepared #surprised #havefaith #shocked @buildingelite_coaching
Have you noticed any changes or transformation in your life since taking on your first adventure?
I now have a belief that I can do anything I set my mind to!
What are you most looking forward to about your upcoming adventure?
Watching the sunrise over Everest and making memories that will be with me for a lifetime.
What advice would you offer to other people looking to complete a challenge like this?
Do your research, find an organisation that matches your values and go for it! Be prepared to challenge yourself physically and mentally in the preparation and reap the rewards when you go on your challenge.
Become our Adventurer of the Month to win a $100 Paddy Pallin voucher
Take a picture whilst on your adventure or when you’re training and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired and your adventure hashtag. The most exciting use of the hashtag, with an adventure, and fitness focus will be our Adventurer of the Month – it’s that easy!
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