Shred your heart out at Hakuba’s Snow Goddess Retreats

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My inspiring quote for my Everest Adventure

“It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” – Sir Edmund Hillary.

 

I have loved this quote for a long time but now it seems even more apt. I will be climbing to Everest Base Camp in March 2015. These words fill with me courage and determination. It truly is so much about mind over matter. We need a strong body, but if our mind is not on board, we simply cannot make it. Reaching the summit of a mountain is an incredible physical feat but the emotional and personal achievement will carry on long after that moment.

 

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My mother bought this shirt for me as she just said it was so me and the way I am living my life. Especially after having climbed a mountain in 2011, Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. I also love rainbows and I love skiing and snowboarding so it makes even more sense! I wear this shirt with pride and always think of my training ambitions and my mum when I wear it.

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These words will power me on in those times where I feel weary, my muscles are aching and my emotions are setting in. This great man was first to reach the height of Everest with his dear companion, Tenzing Norgay, and I cannot wait to follow in his footsteps.

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Photo from http://blog.mailasail.com/beezneez/169 Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary.

 

I’m climbing to Mt Everest Base Camp on March 7, 2015. Sponsor me and support the work of World Vision Australia. https://everest2015.everydayhero.com/au/emma-takes-on-the-best-trek-everest. You can follow our adventure on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hash tag #everestbasecamptrek2015 and by following @inspiredadvntrs – http://www.inspiredadventures.com.au. Thank you for your support!!

 

Training Walk in Monterrey, Mexico on Cerro de la Silla

Training Walk in Monterrey, Mexico on Cerro de la Silla

For more photos of my adventures, please do follow me on instagram @Lovellyem and follow my Twitter account @ Lovellyinc.

 

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Toronto Training walk for #everestbasecamptrek2015

Toronto is a big city and I found it to be a bit cold and uninviting at first. I was dubious of finding a good route to do my walk. I resigned myself to doing a city walk and just checking out the city streets. Luckily the staff at the hostel I was staying at were most helpful and directed me to a nearby park where people like to exercise.

 

I walked through a popular shopping area and checked out the Graffiti as I went.

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Arriving at Trinity Bellwoods Park, I was pleasantly surprised to find a big area to walk and explore.

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Found some sets of steps and hills to do some running training and get some of the larger leg muscles working. There will be a lot of uphill on Everest! So when an area is flat, I found steps or small hills where I can and repeat.

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Lovely puppies and pets playing with their owners- a joy to see.

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Spotted some squirrels in the park. Always a pleasure to see these fluffy little critters. We don’t have them in Oz, so yes, Australians get overly excited at squirrel sightings!

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So it was actually a lovely walk and I got an hour and a half in before I headed to a work conference for 4 days – where there wasn’t much time for exercise! Apart from dancing to the amazing bands at Canadian Music Week.

 

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Goal achieved. Training walk complete in Toronto!

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I’m climbing to Mt Everest Base Camp on March 7, 2015. Sponsor me and support the work of World Vision Australia. https://everest2015.everydayhero.com/au/emma-takes-on-the-best-trek-everest. You can follow our adventure on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hash tag #everestbasecamptrek2015 and by following @inspiredadvntrs – http://www.inspiredadventures.com.au. Thank you for your support!!

 

For more photos of my adventures, please do follow me on instagram @Lovellyem and follow my Twitter account @ Lovellyinc.