Best of luck to everyone running London Marathon today! You've put in the hard work, so when it gets tough, know that you are ready and you can handle the heat. You've got this! Believe in yourself and give it everything. The London Marathon is amazing. I'm rooting for you 🙌
You never have to ask me twice to go on a sunrise mission. This morning rocked! 👌🏔🙋
GoPro Action Academy
Four years ago when I quit my job in London, I dreamed of creating a new life on my terms. I wanted to explore the world, to not be confined by the walls of my office, I dreamed of creating something of value, and above all - something that was mine. That no-one could impact or take away from me. I hated someone else having so much control over my life and wellbeing, and adventure had helped me develop the mindset to believe in myself and the courage to say YES to my dreams. The decision to leave the company I'd invested so much of my life into was heartbreaking and petrifying. But I thought if not now, when? I asked myself, "If someone else can do it, why can't I?" I set out to make it happen and began figuring out what I wanted to do with my life with no plan, no map, no job prospects, just the belief that maybe I could do it...
This week I am in Morzine in the French Alps for Action Academy - A buzzing community of people aligning their passions with their career objectives. In the mornings we have workshops about branding, growth hacking and working remotely etc and in the evenings we have inspiring talks. I gave one last night. In between we run, cycle, do yoga, ski, work, share ideas, brainstorm, create, network and make shit happen. Today we finished with a beer in the jacuzzi!! We are entrepreneurs, investors, athletes, freelancers, creators and people who love adventure. We believe we can do work we love that challenges us and pays the bills, whilst also living a life of adventure. We work hard and enjoy our time off in a place that inspires us.
If you want to make changes to your life, believe me - you can. You can live any life you choose. You could be here with us if this is your thing, we'd love that! My good friend @dougstidolph started this community and it's growing fast. Maybe see you some of guys on the next one 😜#NomadsCamp #adventurpreneurs #OneLifeLiveIt #Morzine #IfNotNowWhen #GoPro
Good morning! You are ready to deliver your best today. You don’t need to wait, you don’t need someone else’s approval, or for them to do it with you. This is your life and you know yourself better than anyone else does. You are ready and the world is ready for you!! New blog is up 'How to deliver the performance of your life, TODAY' http://www.challengesophie.com/blog/category/how-to-deliver-the-performance-of-your-life-today-1
🙌⚡️ #letsdothis #rockyourworld #performance #mindset PlanetK2
Hill sprints with Northern Flattie 🏃♀️He loves licking sweat off me! Running gives you such great bang for your buck with endorphins. Felt SO good after our 10km, loved being out in the hills with this pooch 😍Now time to enjoy the Easter chocolate stash! 🍫🐣Hope you're having fun peeps 🙌
#GoPro #PeakDistrict #EasterWeekend GoPro
Today: Run 🏃♀️+ Cycle 🚴♀️ + Beer festival 🍺 = Happy 😊 My kind of triathlon! Lots of family, friends and fun in the Peak District. Check out my IG stories if you wanna see what I've been up to. Happy Easter! 🐣
One of my absolute faves; standing on the summit of this mountain at sunset I counted NINE layers of blue mountains on the horizon as the sun set over the Cairngorms with Perfect View Productions
Tag who you'd love to be here with and have an awesome Easter weekend! Snapped by Kirk on the MavicPro drone
Being in better shape is not all about crushing it in the gym or completing an epic challenge, it's about moving more in every day life. Here are some of the small things I do to get up, get moving and feel good
BRITA United Kingdom Coach Mag #MoveMore #Spon
Oh hey guys 😋 I've not posted in a while... I don't have a grand reason why, I've just been feeling off balance. I struggle with 'The Yo-Yo Effect'; when your life swings from one extreme to the next, like so much happening to not knowing what's coming next. I'm back in London and trying to find my groove here after being away for two months. I can feel something shifting with my work and what's coming next, but it's a challenge to figure it out whilst keeping up with everything else, but no-one said it was going to be easy! I've been working as hard as I can, but constant go-go-go takes its toll. Let's just say, I really had to take a large dose of my own advice recently and ask myself if I'm doing the best I can?! 🤔 For now these feelings need to be respected and given space so I can work through them. I'm trying to accept that. You can't fight these things! Anyway, am loving the spring vibes and just wanted to say hi 👋 #Onelifeliveit
How often do you tell yourself you are doing the best you can?
Our self-critic exists to keep us in check but can lead to a downward spiral of negative internal dialogue, self-doubt and low self esteem. This week's blog is all about my experience dealing with self doubt and the inner critic in the last few weeks and the three steps I took to alleviate the pressure, re-ignite my motivation and accept that I'm doing the best I can. You are too!! For anyone who has ever fallen off the path, or into the trap of comparing themselves to others, experienced low self esteem due to what's going on in your head, or rejection and failure leading to thinking "I am not enough" check out my blog, link below✌️P.S you are enough!
You all know I'm a big fan of microadventures as they are a super fun, easy to organise and low cost way to create more adventure in your life. I teamed up with Holiday Inn Express to create my perfect weekend Microadventure. I climbed Mount Tarmachan, a popular Munro in Scotland, and followed an epic day in the mountains with a great night relaxing at the hotel. Check out my video and go plan your dream micro adventure!
#WeKnowWhatMatters #MunroMicroadventure #OneLifeLiveIt #Sp
Do you have a big dream that you'd love to do 'One Day'? Sharing how I got started with adventure, how it changed my life and inspired me to turn my one day into TODAY with my world-first Alpine Coast to Coast expedition in this month's Adventure Travel Magazine Stoked to be featured alongside Bear Grylls and a bunch of other awesome folk who I'm thrilled to call friends ❤🏔🚴♀️
The Coast to Coast involved climbing the highest mountains in the 8 Alpine countries and cycling between them. I climbed and cycled 5 times the height of Mount Everest in 32 days in August 2014 right st the start of my journey with Challenge Sophie just after I quit my job
#AlpineCoast2Coast #Onelifeliveit #DreamsIntoReality
It's time to close my Scotland chapter! I kept where I was staying and why I was there on the D-Low, but all is revealed on my latest blog. Included is my home for the last two months from the air captured with my Mavic drone. Thank you Scotland, you've been epic! #OneLifeLiveIt #TheHayloft
There's an air of change in the wind! Will you set your wild heart free or keep it hidden from the world ❤🌬✨
Could this be the most beautiful place on Earth?
On Friday night I made an impromptu decision to go The Isle of Skye. I've heard so many incredible things but never been. That had to change! I hiked the Quiraing loop, watched the sun set and rise from deserted cliffs, slept in a quirky caravan I found on Airbnb and wandered the glorious coastline for hours wondering how many shades of blue I could see. Skye may have just overtaken Patagonia as my favourite place on the planet for wow factor and wilderness soul food 🌎❤ #LoveScotland
When winter walking in Scotland gets kinda wild 😋🏔
Link in bio to full video. Filmed and edited by me on GoPro Hero5
Rad mountain kit from Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
Adventure partner WillCopestakeMedia
#ColdestCorbett #Cairngorms #LoveScotland
With mountains to explore, lochs to watch the sunset over, snow caves to build, whisky distilleries to tour and so much more... Here are my 10 fave adventures and experiences in the Cairngorms ❤ http://www.challengesophie.com/blog/category/10-adventures-in-aviemore-and-the-cairngorms-scotland VisitCairngorms #LoveScotland
INSPIRE A GENERATION IN CRISIS ✨
The pressure to be everything, to have it all figured out and to work towards an idolised image of perfection is creating a 35% rise in youth anxiety year on year
Today I'm giving the keynote talk at Voxburner Youth Marketing Conference on 'Inspire a Generation in Crisis' I cannot wait to be learn from others there and share what I've learnt on my journey around the power of social media, brand advocacy and cause marketing to create positive social change
📸: Reece pickering
The Scottish Highlands have been amazing but I can't wait to see my friends and family! Heading South for week ✌️When I come back I have one week left up here, any recs about what I should do? Might bring my wheels 🚴♀️ #LoveScotland
Been struggling to motivate myself this week. Not just with exercise but with work too. I just kinda lost my mojo for a few days. I won't bore you with my excuses (because they have bored me enough already!) But I will say this, it's totally cool to give yourself a break and succumb to whatever's making you feel a bit bleurgh, but at some point we've got to make the choice to step out of them and get on with it. So glad I went for this run tonight feel much better! Such good vibes now 🙌 #mojo
Yesterday in an interview I was asked "what drives you?" Well here's my best shot at answering: My deepest fear is not finding out who I am truly capable of becoming. I am inspired to become the best version of myself, to squeeze every last drop of living from my life and prove to myself that I can do the things I once thought were impossible. Adventure has given me everything; friendship, travel, the best memories and has taught me how to take on life's biggest challenges with determination, courage and a smile #onelifeliveit
Endurance challenges had me hooked many years ago. Being deep in the pain cave, feeling completely broken and like you have nothing left to give. Finding a way to keep going and come out the other side to complete your wild and ambitious challenge. That feeling, is something I would love everyone to experience. It’s magical.
Having completed some of the world’s toughest endurance events like Ironman, World’s Toughest Mudder, 100km ultra marathons and cycling London to Paris in 24 hours, I've picked up a few tips and tricks along the road and have put them all into a blog for you!
Spring ski-touring in Scotland was an interesting experience! A lot of effort for some very questionable skiing, but I always love a day in the mountains. The snow is on its way out so we boot packed a lot, hitched the skis on my shoulders a lot and skied a little. Lots of smiles too though :) Thanks for the adventure G2 OUTDOOR VisitCairngorms Mountain Spirit Aviemore Blog coming soon! 🎿😊🏔
Sharing my top five adventure ideas to get your adventurelust brewing and make 2017 epic!
https://www.sportscoverdirect.com/scd-blog/2017/03/09/five-adventures-to-make-2017-your-best-year-yet SportsCover Direct
Scotland is so beautiful, wild and diverse. I love it here so much. Whatever you want is here; stunning lochs, magnificent mountains to explore, friendly people to share adventures with and there's always a wee dram of whisky! It's well and truly captured my ❤and the more I explore the more I realise I've barely even scratched the surface #lovescotland
Absolutely loving the #ThisGirlCan campaign! So motivational -nailed it again This Girl Can
Film making was always one of those things that I wanted to be able to do, but thought I didn't have the skill, technology or patience. That was until I discovered GoPro and started using apps on my phone to edit. If you want to make films from any aspect of your life, check out my latest blog on how I film and edit with GoPro, the different cameras and apps I use. This edit was made with Hero4Session and Quikapp. Happy film making! http://www.challengesophie.com/blog/category/how-i-film-and-edit-my-adventure-films-with-gopro #GoProFamily #FilmMaking
My Mum has always been my biggest inspiration. She's been my rock this past year and picked up the pieces when my life fell apart.
She supports me in every way she can to blaze my own trail and to live wholeheartedly.
She taught me how to stand up for myself and stay true to who I am, even if it means getting bullied by others for being different. Without her I don't think I could have the courage to live in the way I do.
She showed me that it's the small things that make the biggest difference.
She taught me how to find joy and curiosity in the world, when I was a child and would say I was bored she'd say "only boring people get bored".
She taught me what it means to have values and to live by them.
Her hugs are the best hugs in the world she comes all the way to Paris to hand out medals and hug the finishers at the Eiffel Tower on my sportive London to Paris Sportive
Today is #InternationalWomensDay so let's say thank you to all the women who love us, support us and inspires us to #BeBoldForChange You rock 🙌 Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
P.S After writing this post and really wanna jump on a train home for one of your hugs mum 🤗
Obsessed with the wildness of these mountains 🏔
Another amazing day exploring Scotland with WillCopestakeMedia Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports #exploremore
I aim to get outside and exercise every day and these are the pics I share with you, but behind the scenes there are many hours spent working at my laptop and on the phone, that I rarely share. I am endlessly committed to creating opportunities to turn my dreams into reality, and there are a few things that are crucial in maintaining my energy, focus and drive in the daily hustle. Food, hydration, and sleep. I've teamed up with Huel to help my nutrition stay on track during my busy days! Now I'm in Scotland and have this wonderful world on my doorstep, I take a walk when I can to have 30 minutes break, hydrate and power on 👊
#GetHuel #dailyhustle #dreamsintoplans #sp #goprogirl GoPro
Do you want to create change in your life or blaze your own trail, but don't know where to start? Sharing my top tips on how to unleash your creative thinking over on the blog!!
Forget packing a tent for your next adventure, with a shovel, ice axe, saw, few of hours of your time and a hefty amount of huffing and puffing you can dig a snow cave! I can't promise it's warm, but I can definitely promise it's an experience you'll be talking about for years to come! Especially with a wee dram of whisky :)
Full film and blog here: http://www.challengesophie.com/blog/category/building-and-sleeping-in-a-snow-cave-scotland-cairngorms
#AdventureBucketList #SnowCave Adventures with Scot Mountain Holidays Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports Filmed and edited by me on GoPro Hero5
Blown away by the beauty on my run. The way the sunlight flickered through the trees, the crunch of the snow under my feet, the blue of the loch and the crisp air. I never want to leave! Good morning 😍
B E T R U E T O Y O U ✨
Surrounded by the raw magnificence of the Scottish Highlands, miles and miles away from my hectic London life, I have learnt to breathe, listen and just be. It's made me realise how transformational it can be to create time and space to think. How much I was craving it, so I can listen to my thoughts and really figure out what's going on underneath all the noise. How much I love the simplest things in nature that I feel so fortunate to be around. The sound of the forest when snow is falling. The ripple of the water when the wind picks up. The movement of the clouds across the sky, the wind in my face and the way that the winter comes and goes on a weekly basis up here. It reminds me that in our quest for happiness and living our best life, it is not the big achievements, accolades or milestones that make us so, it's noticing, appreciating and loving all the small moments that become memories. The way we feel every day is the most important thing, it affects what we do, how we treat others and who we are. Look after yourself, invest in you and be true to who you are. You've got one life, live it ✨
PC: CP Film & Photo
There are some things you say yes to and then question your sanity. Building a snow cave, was initially one of those. But once inside, wrapped up, making hot food and drinking a wee dram of whisky, I started to love it. Now I look back and know this is living and I'm so glad I said yes! Blog here: http://www.challengesophie.com/blog/category/building-and-sleeping-in-a-snow-cave-scotland-cairngorms Snow cave adventures with Scot Mountain Holidays Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports Filmed and edited on GoPro #Hero5 #SnowCave
When life throws you a curve ball, you want to have the "you've got this" chat with yourself. That's what confidence means to me. Full film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z0-UD4tvu4&feature=youtu.be and blog: http://www.challengesophie.com/blog/category/what-confidence-means-to-me
#ConfidenceUncovered Estee Lauder UK #ad
You only have one life, fill it with experiences that makes you feel alive! #onelifeliveit
The snow is back! Heading out filming today for a super exciting documentary about grit, endurance and resilience. Perfect conditions!
Chasing rainbows and doing my best not to get thrown off the mountain with very strong winds in the Cairngorms today
Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports Photo Cred: CP Film & Photo
Talking all things social media, building a brand, hardest challenges of 2016, adventuring in South America and World's Toughest Mudder, and what's next for me, on the Tough Girl podcast NB: Not just for girls! Sarah Williams
I added weightlifting to my training for endurance sports and the challenges I undertake. It's been an awesome journey of building strength in a supportive, fun and educational environment. This video explains what I love about lifting weights and why it's been great for improving my performance. Training with Evolve353 #EvolveTogether Filmed and Produced by Tom Miles