Yesterday a thought-provoking article about a woman learning to swim for the first time at the age of 29 ran in the UK’s Guardian newspaper. While it focuses on late learners to swimming (also citing that, despite swimming being mandatory for schoolchildren, 40% of those leaving primary school never have had a lesson), it got us thinking about people who take the (figurative) plunge and begin a new activity in adulthood. Swimming is a common one, but what about surfing or hang-gliding or learning to fly a plane?
Lots of our fans tell us how they are taking their Zaggoras hiking in Malaysia, on Warrior Dashes, or on holiday to far-flung locales (far-flung for us at least!). As you know, we are all about getting active and taking on a challenge (starting with the Two Week Challenge of course). Some other challenges someone might do are take up yoga, train for a marathon, or learn a new sport.
Have you taken up any new challenges recently, or learned a physical skill or activity at a later point in your life? What motivated you to get started? Tell us in the comments!