I love to travel. In fact, after I cross the finish line on Monday – I will be visiting Eastern Europe for 10 days on vacation, no work! I planned this so that I would be able to enjoy giving my body a break from running and working out while sightseeing and eating my way through Prague, Vienna and Budapest. I always wanted to have a job that made me travel all over the world. While that mission was sort of achieved, I’m lucky to have a flexible schedule (and the funds) that allow me to go on holiday as they say abroad as much as I do.

As much as I love to travel, it often means lack of time for workouts and crammed in hotel gym sessions. But it doesn’t always. I want to introduce you guys to a really cool Team and race that I just learned about call Team SCA and the Volvo Ocean Race series.

The Volvo Ocean Race is the toughest offshore sailing race in the world. It is considered the Everest of racing and dates back to 1973.

Volvo Race Series

The race lasts for nine months, covering 39,379 nautical miles (almost two laps around the equator). It started in Spain in October 2014 and stops in nine countries around the world before it finishes in Sweden in June 2015. The race will make one stop in North America in Newport, RI, arriving between May 5-9, 2015. Other stop overs include countries South Africa, Abu Dhabi (UAE), South East China, New Zealand, Brazil, Portugal and France.

Volvo Race Series

Team SCA is the first professional all-female team to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race in the past 10 years and includes 13 women ages 28-40 from all over the world, including three Americans; Sara Hastreiter (age 30, from Wyoming), Sally Barkow (age 34, from Wisconsin), and Sophie Ciszek (age 30, dual citizen of US/Australia).

Team SCA

The team trained on the boat in Lanzarote, Spain for roughly two years to prepare for the race. This race is hard core and you need to be in shape to complete it. You also have to be cool living on a sail boat for 9 months which for some of us may seem claustrophobic.

Team SCA

Going on six months, Team SCA is competing in leg 5 – sailing for an estimated 20 days between Auckland, New Zealand and Itajaí, Brazil. The team is capturing their journey through their blog as well as on social media (Instagram, Twitter and YouTube). Looking at them makes me a little envious all the adventure travel these ladies are getting to experience!

Travelling the world as a professional sailor inspires me to think outside the box. It’s a job I never considered but am totally amazed by. SCA believes that everyone should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest and are committed to creating value for people and nature. In honor of these ideals, SCA has launched Amazing Women Everywhere, to celebrate women who have a positive impact on others.

The women of SCA’s all-female racing team, Team SCA, exemplify this spirit. They have come from all walks of life and backgrounds to take on one of the world’s most challenging endeavors, the Volvo Ocean Race.

For nine months, their journey of hard work and determination will inspire millions around the world. SCA aims to gather thousands of stories from all over the world and inspire thousands more by illustrating that amazing women truly are everywhere.

Upload a photo to teamSCA.com/awemosaic or share a photo on social media using hashtag #AWEmosaic. For every photo uploaded to the site, SCA will donate 1 EURO to the World Wide Fund for Nature. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of our planet’s natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

SCA believes that everyone should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and we are committed to creating value for people and nature. To champion these ideals, SCA launches Amazing Women Everywhere, to celebrate women who have a positive impact on others.

The women of SCA’s all-female racing team, Team SCA, exemplify this spirit. They have come from all walks of life and backgrounds to take on one of the world’s most challenging endeavors, the Volvo Ocean Race. For nine months, their journey of hard work and determination will inspire millions around the world. Follow along with Team SCA on Facebook!

We aim to gather thousands of stories from all over the world and inspire thousands more by illustrating that amazing women truly are everywhere. Visit http://www.teamsca.com/awemosaic to submit a photo of an amazing woman in your life.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SCA. The opinions and text are all mine.

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