Sep 26, 2014 5:21 PM

NH native Amber Ferreira set compete in Kona, Hawaii, Ironman competition

Exercise is just like anything else in life, you get out, what you put into it. Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration. Life can be an uphill battle and some take it more head on than others.

"It is such a struggle. You know and some days you wake up and your just like so tired and your dragging you butt out of bed," Amber Ferreira said.

But she doesn't have a problem taking life and running with it.

"I mean I owe it to a lot of people. I have so much support in my life but I've trained hard and I've made a lot of sacrifices to get here. This year was kind of like one of those perfect picture years," Ferreira said.

From sprinting, to swimming, and hitting the gym, once Amber set a goal, it was all or nothing.
In less than a month she is Hawaii bound to compete in her first Ironman competition.

"She definitely is the impiety of great fitness and what dedication and hard work can do and achieve," trainer Jeremy Woodward said.

Ferreira's training doesn't end there. She is also preparing her body by climate training, exposing herself to swimming in cold ocean water or breathing at high elevations. But why all this training?

"People are going through their own challenges and struggles throughout the day and I think that is such a good metaphor for life. We're all sort of coming together and struggling together but then everyone at the end of the day, crosses the same finish line and it's amazing, it's totally addicting," Ferreira said.

Ferreira competes on October 11th in Kona, Hawaii.


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