If lockdown taught Farah anything, though, it was the importance of slowing down, prioritising life's simple pleasures and giving back to her community.
"I learned how to sit down and enjoy a meal again; how mad is that?! I realised I spent so much time in my car, with clients, on my feet, that most of my meals were eaten on the go, cold or convenient usually. For someone whose childhood consisted of fresh, homecooked meals each night and an appreciation for my mum's delicious recipes, I faced the sad reality that I had lost that love. Lockdown allowed me to explore food again; learn new skills from talented friends, be present when I ate and rediscover some of my heritage."
"I lived in Overton at the time, and prior to lockdown, I'd never explored the village; I realised that I'd become a victim of the commute to work and home, with no exploration outside of that. Once I had the opportunity, I discovered so many beautiful walks and shops I just had no idea about; they even have a Greengrocer. I didn't know they still existed! That was a very pleasant surprise. I did also find one of my new favourite independent shops, The Artisans, where I spent a lot of my time (and money!)."
But with all the leading she does in the rest of her life, she eventually sought solace in something that allowed her to be the complete opposite to her everyday persona.
"Mum and I joined Salsa dancing lessons just before the first lockdown, and I absolutely loved it. Part of the Alchemy Dance school, it caters for all abilities and taking the opportunity to be a follower rather than a leader all the time really allowed me to start relaxing in other areas of my life, too. Salsa allows me to let loose, relax, smile uncontrollably and for once not be competing with anyone else. Don't get me wrong, I've loved my sporting background, and my success with Strongwoman has propelled me to where I am today, but sometimes being out of your comfort zone is the most comfortable you feel."