Tara, this is so awesome. I’m so glad Uphill Athlete can contribute in even this tangential way to the amazing work you’re doing to give girls worldwide incredible opportunities.
I’m going to ask coach Pedro Carvalho to give his advice re reasonable goal and time.
I will say that age will play a part in how long it takes to reach your goal. I’m 52 and can say from personal experience that the effects of menopause have resulted in my needing to progress more slowly and prioritise strength and mobility in a big way. If you haven’t come across it, the book Next Level, by Stacy Sims & Selene Yeager, released this year, is written specifically for active women in the menopause stage of life (a good third of our life!) by a physiologist who has spent 20 years specficially studying the physiology of female athletes. I highly recommend it, if you’re over 40.
So glad you’re here!