To be honest, I push myself. I've committed to a walking expedition in Machu Picchu, Peru, in October – 7 days of walking with up to 11 hours per day. These are the sort of expeditions I'll actively sign up for, including other exciting challenges and marathons.
When I plan a run, I purposely set my route at 5k, so I can't cut it, but I could extend it if I wanted. I often take a second to reflect back to 15 years ago when I completed my first ever 5k without stopping. I cried and cried. I never thought I’d ever be a runner, and when I managed this distance, that was it. I can do it, and I tell others – they can do it too.
Anyone can push their limits outdoors if they put their mind to it. And, if I can do a 5k without stopping, trust me, anyone can do it after a couple of training weeks. And the endorphins you get at the end of it. Well, it's just fantastic.