#IamRemarkable Workshops in March

I am excited to invite you to attend an  #IamRemarkable workshop that I'll be facilitating  throughout March. The workshops will have a special focus on celebrating International Women’s Day, with this year’s theme #ChooseToChallenge.  #IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. In this interactive session, you will participate in group discussions and exercises to develop the confidence and skills to promote yourself effectively. During the 90 min #IamRemarkable workshop we will: Share data and research regarding self promotion and unconscious bias Go through the main exercise to help you articulate your achievements and practice self promotion Have a discussion and share take home exercises This workshop will leave you feeling motivated and confident to self-promote your achievements and refresh the conversation around

How Did I Go WIth The Iconic Sport Challenge 2019 #TheIconicSportChallenge

The Iconic Sport Challenge has come to an end for 2019. This was the second year that I've taken part in the challenge and I had a lot of fun in taking on the challenges that had been set for 2019. By spending as little as 20min a day either running walking, swimming and being active you had the chance to win $135k worth of vouchers for brands like Nike, Running Bare, Under Armour and Oakley, and that's just to name a few.

It's no secret that I'm certainly more a water based athlete than a land based athlete but the challenge inspired me to run and walk more often than I regularly would, taking me out of my comfort zone. I had set myself the goal of completing all 17 challenges, however I had some issues with my Garmin watch in the last 2 weeks of the challenge which meant I only successfully tracked my completion of 13 of the 17 challenges.

Which of the challenges did I complete:
  • Under Armour Challenge - run, walk, swim or cycle for 45min  
  • Running Bare Challenge - 3 x 30min workouts
  • Jaggad - 1 x run, walk, swim or cycle for 45min between 5am and 10am
  • Nike - 1 x 5km run or walk
  • Adidas - accumulate 10km of activity
  • Puma - workout for 1hr
  • Reebok - accumulate 8km of activity
  • Fitbit - 1 x 2km of activity
  • Oakley - 2 x workout for 1hr
  • Mizuno - accumulate 16km of activity
  • Brooks - 3 x 45min workouts
  • Champion - 3 x 20min workouts
  • Ellese - 1hr of running

During The Iconic Sport Challenge there were weekly Run Clubs being hosted in Sydney, Melbourne (my home city), Brisbane, and Auckland. I went along to the Reebok X The Iconic Sport Run Club held at the Botanical Gardens where we completed a 4.7km loop of the iconic Tan Track. I wish I had gone along to more of the Run Clubs during the challenge as it was a great experience to meet people of all backgrounds who were taking part in the challenge. One of the highlights for me was talking to  a lady who is training to race her first half marathon and was using to challenge to help inspire her.

Now that the challenge has come to an end what did I score, other than the warm and fuzzies that come with completing 13 of the 17 challenges? Throughout the challenge I scored myself a The Iconic Sport Drink Bottle, Bag and Tee, a muscle tank from Reebok, a pair of the new Floatride shoes from Reebok, a range of activewear by Reebok, and a $75 voucher from Running Bare which I've put towards purchasing the Power Days Oversized Jacket in Amazon.

So which challenges didn't I get to complete? If I'm honest with myself I did leave some of the less appealing and more difficult challenges to last. In hindsight I possibly should of tried to spread them out throughout the challenge which may have increased my chances in completing them.

Which of the challenges didn't I get to complete:
  • New Balance - 2 x 5km runs
  • Asics - 1 x 10km workout - I had planned to do this as a mini day trip hike, which I did just without tracking it
  • Canterbury - accumulate 24km of running - I did get up to 22% of this before my watch started playing up
  • Skins - 1 x 15km run - this one was going to be difficult, I've only ever twice run this far in one run in the last 5 years

Key details:
  • Competition is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand who are 18 years of age or over.
  • The Iconic Sport Challenge 2019 website www.theiconicsportchallenge.com
  • The Iconic Sport Challenge runs from Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 12:00am (AEDT) to Monday 22 April 2019 at 23:59pm (AEST).