Stepping Out - Talking For Walking
By Kaz Pritchard
Stepping Out - Talking For Walking Apr 17, 2022
32. Living and Walking in Staffordshire with Greg Wilson
I have a new episode – hooray. I have been pretty busy lately, studying and working and all the other things that fall onto my plate on a daily basis – but it’s all good! How are you? I hope things have got a bit more back to normal (whatever that is) in the last few months. It’s been a real rollercoaster hasn’t it and I thought I’d got away with it, but Covid has just caught up with me after going to a party last week – it was well worth it though, it was a right 70s dance off, loved it and thankfully, I am not suffering too much from it, so best case scenario.
So let me tell you about today’s guest Greg Wilson. Greg is a pal of mine and I talked to him all about his life from army, to civvy street, to finding a new life back in the area where he lived as a child in Mow Cop. We talk about kayaking, his giving up drinking, his heart attack and how he appreciates his life with his dog in his local landscape.
So, get some shoes on, plug your headphones in and let’s get walking.
31. Be you in 2022 with Kaz
30. Hey Babe....Take A Walk on The Beach Side
When we're away, we can often relax a bit too much, so this episode is recorded in Weston-Super-Mare on the south coast of the UK, where Kaz spent a few days away with her family. She walked every morning to stave off the timber monkeys and to keep her fitness up for the South Coast Challenge a week later. A relaxed walk to hopefully inspire you to do the same. Happy Holidays!
29. Comedy and Planet (Hitch)hiking with Rachel Wheeley
So, get on some kind of footwear, grab your phone and headphones and I’ll take you through her story. Enjoy! www.walkthepod.com/
Buy Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (use your local book shop if you can)
Sponsor me here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kaz-challenges
28. Preparing for an Ultra - Part 4 - Apps to use & Equipment to take
27. Forest Bathing, Writing and Designing with Julia Plevin
I’m sure you’ll agree when you hear our chat that Julia has a beautiful soul and an interesting and refreshing outlook on life, so enjoy your time outside today if you can, plug in some headphones and off we go.
www.juliaplevin.com www.forestbathingclub.com www.wildkabbalah.com
26. Preparing for an Ultra - Part 3 - Merchandise, Nutrition & Hydration
CHIA CHARGE BARS - www.chiacharge.co.uk/collections/bars?gclid=CjwKCAjwt8uGBhBAEiwAayu_9UZZIcG1EVBFelsLM5eN4WGsH5UxBXhqAQBl0J0qkml7_N4tbpIJJxoCj40QAvD_BwE
PRECISION HYDRATION SACHETS - www.precisionhydration.com/products/
25. Preparing for an Ultra - Part 2 - walk in all weathers, tarmac, routes and a training plan
24. Preparing for an Ultra Part I - Intro, speed, diet, sleep and consistency
23. Meditation on the Move - Freedom
22. Nordic Walking and Personal Training with Karen Lem
21. Meditation on the Move - Appreciation
20. Counselling in Nature with Simon Heath
The Sport Walk Show: www.youtube.com/channel/UCg3Ug6KhpfwHdkou5L_Pf2A
The counsellor directory: www.bacp.co.uk/search/Therapists
19. Landscape Photographing, Desert Wandering & Writing with Guy Tal
18. Body Building, Writing and Studying of Self and Soul with Glenn Berkenkamp
17. The Walking Englishman with Mike Brockhurst
www.facebook.com/TheWalkingEnglishman - The independent free resource website for walking and hiking
16. Coaching, Adventuring and Loving Fungi with Amanda Dudman
15. Burnout, Adrenal Fatigue and Re-connecting with Yourself with Heather Waring
Twitter - twitter.com/heatherwaring LinkedIn - uk.linkedin.com/in/heatherwaring Instagram - www.instagram.com/heatherywaring/ "https://1millionwomenwalking.com/"https://1millionwomenwalking.com/ "https://www.facebook.com/groups/onemillionwomenwalking"https://www.facebook.com/groups/onemillionwomenwalking
14. Singing, Trekking & Stripey Leg Warmers with Tony Hadley
13. Slow Ways Development and Exploring with Dan Raven-Ellison
He is really out there in terms of countryside and urban environmental protection and access and has been spreading the word on the likes of the BBC, the guardian and throughout schools and councils, so you can imagine my delight, when Dan agreed to talk to me about his projects.
We talk all about Slow Ways, his pathway mapping project, London as a national park city, his children’s books and of course how he feels when he walks.
Volunteer to walk the paths: slowways.uk/
1 minute movie and crowdfunding: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/uk-national-parks-in-100-seconds#start
12. Post-war Childhood and Walking Engineering with Terry Sadler
I wanted to chat to him, because I think he's had an interesting life, being a post-war baby and coming from an under-privileged background, living in a council flat, to travelling all over the world for work, running his own business and managing to retire at 51.
We talk about his childhood in London and his interest in all things practical. The lovely thing about this, of course, is that I now have a permanent record of his life to keep, so all the information isn't lost, like with his Dad and family, as he talks about.
Enjoy! Please do complete this petition, if you think it's as important as I do. Thank you petition.parliament.uk/petitions/560007
11. Bootcamp, Zumba & Moving in Middle Age with Nikki Pistak
I really wanted to talk to Nikki, because she was the very first spin instructors that I ever had and so inadvertently influenced me to become one. After I had my two big babies all at once in 2010 and became a sort of floppy and quite frankly weak huskbag of a human with no muscles, what a lovely image! I thought it would be a good idea to get back to the gym, to hopefully get some strength back and gain some me time. Whilst there, I heard Nikki taking a class and the rest unfurled perfectly.
Nikki has an incredible amount of energy, and is such a bubbly and fun character that you can't help but feel inspired by her.
We spoke about her growing up in Canada, why she came to the UK, her family life and her fitness businesses.
We also talked about middle age, hormones, the effect that exercise has on her and her clients and how we all need to just get out there and start to move, whatever that looks like for you.
I know you're gonna feel her bounce delightfully into your ears as you listen to her story and if you're feeling a bit on the low side, this one will really motivate and perk you up. So, take some time, go for a walk and enjoy the show!
10. Walking into Alchemy with Amelia Marriette
www.ameliamarriette.com/ twitter.com/Writing_Austria instagram.com/ameliamarriette?igshid=fy11dkz5d0mp www.ameliamarriette.com/my-book
steppingout.teemill.com/ - Outdoor clothing store
9. Ukulele Show Girl and a Different Life with Tricity Vogue
8. Walking Saved My Life with Steve Garrill
He talks me through his life as a teacher and D of E expedition leader and his survival and recovery from a near fatal accident.
His life is one of inspiration and he will surely inspire YOU to get your shoes on and go for a walk, so go on, do that then and hear all about his story and of course how he feels when he walks.
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
The Irrational Ape: Why Flawed Logic Puts us all at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World
Bill Bryson Series of books
Duke of Edinburgh regional offices
7. Going Ultra Light - Gear On The Trails
6. Mr. Sport Walk aka Roger Burlinson
Here is the YouTube channel and other social media handles
5. Kids Talk About Walking
4. Working, Kids & Walking with Denise Cadd
We spoke about her struggle with rheumatoid arthritis and other feet issues and how walking with her mum has become such an important part of her life.
She also shares her love of singing and entering walking challenges, whilst bringing up 3 children. Her rock of a husband was one of our topics, along with balancing a full time job as a CFO with down time and therefore her mental health.
We also talked a bit about being at school and her time in the Air Training Corp, as well as, of course hot chocolate chat about who she'd like to walk with the most.
If you stick around right to the end, you'll hear a crazy clip of us singing and playing the ukelele. We were videoing it at the time and during the percussion part of the song, the phone fell over and it caused hysteria for some reason, as we filmed the sky and tried to get some semblance of a performance back. Anyway, it always makes me giggle, so I've stuck it on the end to make you smile too. It was a real pleasure to chat to Denise and I hope you enjoy her story. Here is a link to a useful PTSD page www.ptsduk.org/
3. Stained Glass & Trail Walking with Laura Hobson
Laura is a friend of mine and she is also my trail buddy, so I thought, who better to interview, than her??
What I love about Laura, is her appreciation of nature and she absorbs it in a way that I can really understand. Sport walking with her dog, Henry, she loves to photograph the beautiful landscape as she goes.
I talked to Laura about her super interesting jobs as a stained glass window restorer AND fitness instructor and her take on mental health in today's crazy world.
We spoke about a really inspirational lady called Anne Lister, as well as Laura's current exercise project called MAF. So, stay tuned right to the end and you'll hear about all of that as well as why she walks, where she walks and how it affects her mentally and physically.
Apologies to Roger Burlinson, whose name I pronounced incorrectly. Here is the link to the Anne Lister podcast, I mention in the outro:
open.spotify.com/episode/4d2l5UMphsIl66ErfteAv0?si=FlmBexhbSGWWVfmWWXAV-A MAF RUNNING PLAN: www.midliferunning.com/MAF-training.html ASHRIDGE WOODS: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/ashridge-estate-ashridge-park/
2. Discovering Walking with Tess Barfield
We spoke all about her growing up in Tring, being one of six siblings and how she got into open swimming, a growing activity and sport in this country.
She also talked about running, sibling competetiveness and the challenges of having a vegan daughter, along with her goals for the future.
You'll notice she had a very shushy coat on, whilst walking up the first hill, but this does subside after about 6 minutes, so apologies and please let me off the nylon friction noises. And don't forget to stay tuned for post hot chocolate chat about who Tess would most like to walk with.
Enjoy! www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/tring-park/ www.douglasbaderfoundation.com/
1. The Delights Of Nature with Dharshini Rajaratnan
We also talked about the role of a busy mother these days and how to fit in peaceful 'you' time and what she does to relax and unwind.
And of course, I asked her why she walks, where she walks and how it affects her boh mentally and physically.
This is where we met for our walk www.bbowt.org.uk/nature-reserves/college-lake
Intro to Kaz and Stepping Out
Kaz talks a bit about herself and why she decided to start the podcast. Also, how walking is great for the soul and her interest in how our environment impacts us, both mentally and physically. Do get in touch with your ideas, feedback and offers to talk to Kaz at email@example.com