[VIDEO] Why We Should When We Don’t Want To




Hey hey Adventure Girls. Senka here. It’s super windy on the hill and the weather forecast says there is gonna be thunderstorms later this afternoon so I better get my walk in. Sometimes you just have to. How warm it is in the sunshine. There’s gonna be thunderstorms but you gotta do what you gotta do to get your outdoors in.

Sometimes we forget to prioritize our wellness and exercise and more often than not is at times we don’t wanna go out that we actually need to get out the most so if you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, stuck or any of those feelings. They can feel in your body that feeling challenging then in your not wanting to do the things that fill your happy tank up whatever they are for you you know. For me it’s doing the things that matter with the people but those are the most important times to go and fill your happy tank up is when you feel like you least wanna do it.

This morning I did not wanna get out. We did a Rogaine last night which was awesome and so I was like “Oh! I already got out and exercised. I don’t need to. I’ve got so much to have to do but already my head is way clearer way way way clearer than what it was before I set out on this, an extreme close up video. That’s mostly because I’m really worried it’s so windy you can’t hear me. Anyway, you just get to see my beautiful face.

I’ve just taken a little job one direction along the Crater Rim heading over to the other side which I don’t know whether it’s cold yet I can’t remember anyway so I’m doing a little jog and I’m just wandering back and looking at those very very dark grey clouds that are there and hoping. I should be able to get back a little bit later this afternoon.

Anyway if you’re feeling any of those feelings that are kind of don’t feel I’m gonna say good but let’s not take this as a good-bad thing but you’re telling yourself a whole lot of reasons why you shouldn’t be going and filling up your happy tank. Maybe you feel like you haven’t done enough. Maybe you feel like you need to do more and it’s like we end up taking our things that really matter to us off the list. Oh no girl! Oh no you didn’t!

So go get outside and if outdoors ain’t your thing go to somewhere that fills up your happy tank whether that is taking 10 minutes in the sunshine to sit and have a cup of tea, journaling. Oh my god journaling! That’s such a good way to start the day and getting your mind heading in the direction of what it is you wanna create more of and how you wanna sort of re-set your day ahead. Once I’m back from this walk there will be some journaling and create more badass stuff and then when the rain comes in I’ll be like “yeah I got it done”.

Anyway I’m actually overheating now so much warmth. Alright ladies go fill up your happy tanks. That’s a strong recommendation if you’re feeling that you’re too busy, too overwhelmed and too whatever to go and do it, it’s absolutely essential that you go and do it now. Go do it now! Alright go fill up your cups your happy tanks and here’s to getting more women outdoors doing some cool sh*t.

Oh hey by the way if you’re also struggling to find other people to go out and do cool stuff with, we have launched the Adventure Girls Members Area VIP. You get exclusive access to discounts, deals and all of that and we’re nearly ready to launch the online platform where you get to search up other women in your area and then match up based on the adventures you love to do and you can meet each other, catch up and then go into cool adventures together. So we’ve got that and we’ve got guest experts that appear every month and you are exclusive to that. Alright so go check that out adventuregirls.co.nz/vip and go get in touch with your adventure besties. Bye! See you lovelies!

Peak Hill, Lake Coleridge [ADVENTURE GIRLS MUST DO]

Peak Hill, Lake Coleridge,
Canterbury, South Island, NZ

6.7kms return trip
2hrs moving time
668 m elevation gain
Phew 😅

This weekend we jumped into Hank the Tank and took an 1.5hr drive out to Lake Coleridge to hit up Peak Hill.

I’d seen it posted on a friends page, and it immediately went onto my Adventure Girls Must Do List.

The DOC website is a little light on info about the track, and it’s deemed as ‘expert’, but after some further research, it’s expert due to the changable weather that is so true of going into the mountain, and that the track is exposed.

So here’s a few pics from our mini mission from this adventure, and a few things to know from our experience.

There’s no loo at the start of the track or on the track, so if you’re traveling down the gravel road, theres a loo stop about 3-4 mins before.

We didn’t use it, so not sure if its a long drop, but it’s gonna be nicer than having to wait till you finish up.

We took more stuff than we needed on the day, as it turned out to be a pearler of a day,

That being said, I’m always about carrying more then you need incase the weather changes, or you get injured.

There’s no Vodafone reception on the track, so make sure you let so one know where you’re going and when you’ll be back and if you can, carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).

I can’t recommend this enough, especially if you’re traveling alone.

The track starts out crossing a paddock to the base of where the mountain start to head up,

From there… get ready to be walking up hill for the next hour.

The doesnt take a mellow zig zag it goes straight up a ridge line to get you to the first plateau.

This was challenging in a good way.

Im not the fastest uphills, and I always take the slow and steady approach to get to the top…

If you put one foot infront of the other, you will get there, and the rewards will be worth it.

You start to see how big Lake Coleridge is.

We took a truck tonne of pics from there, but the best ones are really from the top.

We had a little snack at the top of the ridgeline, because we saw the next little push up with again up a ridgeline.

Up being the operative word.

But once you get to the top of that, the trail mellows out by comparison, and in 20 mins your at the top….YEOW!!

There’s no trigg at the top of the track, instead you’ll see a big cairn (pile of rocks)

We had breathtaking views of Lake Coleridge.

It took us 2 hours to get from the car to the top, including stops for photos, and snacks.

We kicked back and soaked up the sun while we refueled with lunch.

I could have quite happily laid in the sun and worked on my tan, it was that nice up there.

We decided to jog down, to challenge ourselves on the way down. SO the descend was waaaaaaaaaaay faster than our climb.

So our totally moving time up and down the track was 2 hours.

On the way down the sun was in full heat and we passed a number of people making there way up,

So one of the things we did the best, was getting on the trail early.

We were on the track by 9am (in fact we could have got there a little earlier),

This meant we weren’t on the track walking up on a 22+ degree day.

I loved this track!

I’ve done Roys Peak, which has STUNNING views of Lak Wanaka.

This track is like a slightly shorter, steeper version,

With just as epic views and no where near the crowds for photos (even starting as 9am).

I’d love to know if you’ve done it, and if you have what you thought.

Definitely worth making this an #adventuregirlsmustdo

Here’s to getting more women out doing more cool shit!

See you out there.

aka #nzadventuregirl

Creator of Adventure Girls & Adventure Girls In Biz

Here’s the link to the DOC Site to read a little more about this adventure.