Such events and targets require focussed training to get my body - and mind- into shape. I have found I can do things I never thought I could - like climb over an 8ft. log wall AND get down the other side. I've swum through freezing cold water, challenged my fear of heights - I feel proud of myself because of what I've achieved and the personal 'walls' I've overcome - some seriously challenging obstacles, helped along by the team camaraderie. More achievement and self esteem by the bucket-load.
Alongside all this is my own journey in body transformation, from slightly flabby, aging woman to a leaner, fitter, stronger and younger looking version. My targets tend to change as I go along my journey and sometimes I like to give myself very short term goals to overcome the various 'life glitches' that we all come across from time to time. So, sometimes it could be something as specific as 'drink 2 litres of water day', or 'go to bed by 9.30 each night'. My overall goal is to increase my fitness and strength levels - which often includes a performance goal such as achieving a certain number of push-ups - and to maintain at least my current levels of mobility. I aim to be the fittest, most amazing 90 year old in the neighbourhood.