Inspiring Gals

Anna Cochrane

“I’m your typical adventurous Kiwi, based in Invercargill.  You’ll find me either hiking, swimming, lifting weights or taking on challenges out of my comfort zone.  In 2018 I hiked the Kokoda Track in PNG, I wanted to try new skills and challenge my long-held beliefs that I couldn’t do some things.  Since being home in New Zealand I’ve tramped the Kepler, Milford, Heaphy, Routeburn, and the Raikura tracks and swam in the Tasman Lake, Lake Tekapo, Lake Marian, McLean Falls, and Lake Wakatipu to name a few…and yes, they were cold! My superpower is connecting with people, I’m that curious person in a hut talking to strangers. 2022 is about ‘Challenge and Movement’ ensuring the decisions I make are moving ME in the right direction, and not because of what others or society expects of me. That means to keep learning to love the body I’m in, its strengths, changes, wrinkles and scars, as heck we’ve had some journeys together!”

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