Q & A with Kate Clissold

How does it make you feel knowing your coaches and fellow trainers have nominated you as their most inspiring member for 2016?

Wow thank you its rather overwhelming as we all inspire each other every time we train together!!  I feel inspired by all the women at wwot from the super encouraging coaches, lovely staff at the office and all the gorgeous girls at training who have incredible life stories to share, thank you. 

Who/what inspires you?

I am inspired by people who continually challenge themselves to achieve their best in all areas of life; by pushing their limits, continually seeking to learn more, and making time to help others to be able to do the same. 

What has been your favourite adventure with Wild Women On Top and why?

I actually find that every trek training session is a mini adventure, we are so fortunate to live in a city that is blessed with so many hidden headlands, bush tracks and secret beaches I never knew existed. I have also found that each coach has a unique way of exploring and sharing their own adventure backyards!

If we're talking adventurous trips it would be Alpamayo in Peru last year. It was my first trip with WWOT and I was so excited to travel with a fantastic group of new friends!  It ticked so many boxes being fantastically challenging, with jaw dropping scenery and amazing gourmet food produced from outside a tent! What made it extra special was training together as a team beforehand and making friendships that provided great support and many laughs, it defines the community of wild women.

We all understand the feeling when chaos overtakes pleasure and suddenly we are consumed by our to-do lists! How do you find time in your busy schedules to train with us?

I'm ever learning how to balance chaos and a well-timetabled week. Because I love a challenge, I find myself saying yes to so many of the exciting adventures that are out there and then my mind goes into overtime trying to work out how to fit this in to the schedule of work, time with family and friends and day to day running of a busy household. 

It doesn't always work, and if not I plan better the next week. 

I manage training the following ways:

1: By fitting it into the mornings before everyone else is up looking for me.

2: By planning out the week’s events and seeing where I can fit in extra exercise and trek training sessions.

3: Try to be organised with food and menus ahead so the family can all be involved.

4: Teaching my 3 boys to be independent from an early age e.g. picking local sports to be involved in so they can get themselves there, cooking etc.

5. Every few weeks I have slow down week to relax and reassess my goals.

How important are the other girls to your motivation to rock up to training regularly?

I love my training buddies for the support and encouragement we share, and problems that are solved occasionally along the way! 

I get a real buzz from anything team orientated and by encouraging each other to try your best. Its not just from completing the exercise but getting there together.

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Wow thank you its rather overwhelming as we all inspire each other every time we train together!!  I feel inspired by all the women at wwot from the super encouraging coaches, lovely staff at the office and all the gorgeous girls at training who have incredible life stories to share, thank you. 

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