A Passion for Outdoor Adventures

Carol Higgins began her career as a nurse and has been in medical device sales for 19 years. Married and living in Newmarket, ON, she has a passion for the outdoors and everything active.

When did you know you wanted something different? I’ve always known that I wanted something “different”; I’ve always loved exercise, the outdoors, being physically active. When I was in high school, I used to don my x-country skis before sunrise and go for a ski in the fields behind our house before the school bus arrived.

What keeps you motivated? From an activity perspective, the excitement of learning something new or improving at something ie climbing a rope or improving my backhand in tennis or becoming more streamlined in the pool.

How did you get started? I’ve always been motivated that way.

How has your life changed since you decided you wanted something different? I really haven’t had an epiphany. Steady eddy.

Tell me about your nutrition? I try to eat clean as it gives me lots of energy but I have a serious sweet tooth especially for the likes of molten lava cake.

What is your definition of old? Inactivity. Fear of trying something because you think you’re “old”.

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? Retired and doing more outdoor adventures with my husband.

What do you do to stay Young? Laugh, play, eat well, sleep, exercise, explore, be curious, delight in family and friends.

How old would you be if you did not know how old you were? 32.

What were your parents doing when they were the age you are now? Working hard both at work and home, entrenched in their kid’s lives and socializing with family and friends. They certainly weren’t doing CrossFit!

Mark Twain wrote, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why”. Most people eventually find out their “why” which answers why they are here. Do you know yours? If so, when did you discover it and how did that change your life? I’m here for a purpose and each day requires being mindful and open to that purpose and whatever that may be.

What is next for you? 50 and then 100 double unders! 20 has been my highest thus far. A tender Achilles tendon has slowed me down a bit 😉

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