Turia Pitt is returning to her athletic roots one year after the birth of her adorable son Hakavai.
The former Iron Woman is making her grand return to competitive events at the Kathmandu Coast to Coast in Australia as the adventure company's ambassador, and is encouraging women and fellow mums to get out of their comfort zone.
"I'm stoked to be ambassador for Kathmandu's Coast to Coast. Having a goal like this to work towards is really important, and I want other females and mums, and all Australians for that matter, to get to enjoy the confidence and resilience boosts that come from challenging yourself in new ways," Turia says.
Most of us would flinch at the thought of running 30.5km, but Turia isn't like most of us. She will be in her element completing the 30.5km mountain run in February 2019.
In 2011, the mining engineer and author suffered burns to up to 65 per cent of her body when she was trapped in a grass fire while competing in an ultra marathon in the Kimberley region of WA. Doctors told her she would never run again, but Turia didn't let that stop her. Since then, she has not only defied the health professionals, she's also competed in Ironman competitions and shown that she can handle the toughest situations.
But when she and partner Michael Hoskin found out they were expecting their little boy Hakavai in 2017 Turia began making lifestyle changes.
Speaking to Lisa Wilkinson on The Sunday Project, motivational speaker Turia confessed that her fitness regime looks quite different now that she's a mum.
"People are always asking me what I'm training for right now and I always thought that after I'd had a baby I'd jump back into it, but that's one of the last things I want to do right now. My whole world has been turned upside down.
"Do I want to go for a five-hour run away from my baby? No, I'd rather spend some time with him," she said.
Turia and Michael welcomed Hakavai Hoskin in December 2017 and during her pregnancy, Turia revealed exclusively to The Weekly one quality she wants to see in her son.
"I want my son to be resilient. I think that's the most important thing," she said.
If he's anything like his mum, we have no doubt he will be.
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