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Tough Girl Podcast

The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU! I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges. Please check out the Tough Girl Challenges website - www.toughgirlchallenges.com and follow on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL
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Aug 30, 2016

In 2010 Lowri was the sole finisher of The 6633 Ultra, which is a notoriously difficult 350 mile non-stop footraces held in the Arctic over 8 days. In doing so, she became the 6th person to cross the finish line.

As well as running, Lowri has travelled the world, seen the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean, raced in the 3 Peaks Yacht Race as well as being the Welsh Governments #YearofAdventure Ambassador!

Shownotes

  • Lowri introduces herself and tells everyone a little bit more about her background
  • Growing up in Wales and where she gets her stubbornness from
  • How her first passion was music and she dreamt of being a classical singer
  • Changing her path to becoming a TV presenter and going on to become an adventurer 
  • Being one of only 80 people in the world to see the wreck of the Titanic
  • Being told at 18 that she would never run again, and what the impact was on the rest of her life
  • Her mental strength, where it comes from and the race that pushed her to breaking point
  • Why it’s important to have belief in yourself, and how to deal with insecurities
  • Why she is always the most prepared person on the start line
  • Why you have to be determined, why you have to work hard and why you will get to your destination in the end
  • Thinking she wasn’t going to make it out of the jungle after being bitten by a swarm of hornets  

 

“Glory is not by never falling, but in the way we rise when we do fall”

 

  • After her body gave up while running in the jungle her mind took over and it was a spiritual moment for her which she has carried with her since
  • Why she believes all women can do whatever they want
  • How she prepared physically for the jungle ultra and what she learn’t over the 18 months training 
  • Going from running 40 miles a week to running 100 miles a week with a15kg backpack
  • What she did for mental training!
  • Getting the balance right while training and running such huge distances
  • Being told she may need a pace maker as she has a genetic heart condition and how she’s changed her way of training
  • Fitting in training with having a young family
  • Why failure can make the successes so much sweeter
  • Risk & fear, and how this has changed over the years with having a family 
  • Coping with the extreme cold when it’s -72 with the wind chill & why she would love to go back to the Arctic
  • Being the sole finisher of The 6633 Ultra in 2010 which made her the 6th person in the world to finish 
  • Her sprint home from mile 100 & why distances are all relative and why you need to break races down into chunks
  • Her next challenge and what she’d like to do in the future
  • Final words of advice on why the hardest thing is having to face your fear
  • Extra Bonus content at the end re the 3 Peaks Yacht Race!

 

Keep up to date with Lowri and her adventures by visiting her website

On twitter? Come say hi to Lowri @_LowriMorgan I’m also on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL

 

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Future Events!

27th - 31st August - Emma & Sarah - Hadrians Wall Adventure - Follow along on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

1st - 4th September - Base Camp Festival, Peak District

8th October - Women in Adventure Expo, Bristol

 

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Aug 23, 2016

Shownotes

  • Getting to know a little more about Richelle and why she calls herself a 30-something, normal girls who has an adventurous spirit & why she loves the outdoors
  • Deciding at 21 years old to travel around South America solo & what she learnt about herself while travelling
  • Her experience of the Inca Trail; the trials, the tribulations, the challenges she faced and what she learnt from the experience and why that advice still holds true for today
  • Developing her mental strength  
  • Experiencing Machu Picchu and being surrounded by Inca history
  • The reasons for signing up for Everest Base Camp and why she’s up for having experiences around the world
  • Training for Everest Base Camp and how being plus sized made her anxious being the trip
  • Body image and how it can impact on what you do, or don’t do
  • The impact on her normal life and why it’s “screwed up her sense of normal”
  • Her business - “Escaping your Comfort Zone” - How it came about and why it took her a 5,000 mile trip on a bicycle before she started it
  • Why it’s not about weight loss - but rather making friends and having fun!
  • Why you’re not broken and you don’t need to be fixed
  • Deciding to head off to cycle 5,000 miles from Canada to Mexico!!
  • Why she decided to stop comparing herself to others and why she stopped doing it and why you should to
  • Getting through the tough days on the road!
  • Failure and why it doesn’t exist as long as your still learning
  • Future challenges & goals 

Follow Escaping Your Comfort Zone on Facebook or check out their website!

 

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Future Events 2016!

27th - 31st August - Emma & Sarah - Hadrians Wall Adventure

1st - 4th September - Base Camp Festival, Peak District

8th October - Women in Adventure Expo, Bristol

 

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Aug 16, 2016

Shownotes

  • Lucy introduces herself and why she decided to join the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer 
  • Her first introduction to boxing and why she loved it from the start
  • Being the only female boxer on board and training with the guys
  • Why women’s boxing was banned and she wasn’t allowed to compete at the Navy Championships
  • Having the ban on women boxing being over-turned and her first fight for the Women’s National Finals
  • Handling the negativity that comes from being a female boxer
  • Remembering back to her first time of getting into the ring to fight
  • Why the nerves disappear as soon as the bell goes
  • Fighting at the The National Championships and what she learnt from losing
  • How failure has helped her in her career
  • Understanding more about weight categories and why it does matter
  • Getting female boxers into the olympics and how it happened in London 2012
  • Having to retire from the GB Squad and why the Olympics was bitter sweet 
  • Deciding on which weight category to go for and how she made the decision
  • The impact on her life and how she continued to train to be on the GB squad
  • Retiring from boxing and why she had to listen to her body
  • Looking back over the past few years and what she learnt from that time period
  • Advice for women about boxing and why you should go for it!
  • The women boxers at Rio and the rumours about the weight category changing for Tokyo 2020
  • Starting a boxing club -  Poseidon 

Lucy’s Blog - https://punchingthrough.com 

Come and say hi to me on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL

 

A massive thank you to everyone who has become a patron! You too can support the Tough Girl Podcast from $2 to $5 per month!  CLICK HERE!

 

Future Events!

20th August - Tough Girl Tribe Trip to Snowdonia

27th - 31st August - Emma & Sarah - Hadrians Wall Adventure

1st - 4th September - Base Camp Festival, Peak District

 

Take a listen to these related podcast episodes…

Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Visit www.toughgirlchallenges.com for more information!

Aug 9, 2016

Maggie was always in trouble before she found rugby at age 14. During this podcast we learn more about Maggie, her rugby career and how playing rugby gave her a new found confidence and changed the direction of her life.

Maggie retired in 2014 after winning the Rugby World Cup, before that she’d represented her country an impressive 74 times! Scored 28 tries, and helped England win a record breaking 7 consecutive Six Nations crowns. Maggie is an ambassador for the “Spirit of Rugby” program as well as being a regular commentator on live rugby matches for Sky Sports & the BBC.  

Shownotes

-An update on what’s been happening in women rugby over in Rio

-Why Maggie is visiting my home town….Liverpool as an ambassador for Spirit of Rugby

-How Maggie first got into rugby and what’s it like being in the field and dealing with the big tackles

-How rugby impacted on her confidence at a young age 

-Why having someone believe in her made all the difference in her rugby career

-The importance of having visible role models in the media and how they inspired her 

-Setting her first BIG goal at 14 to play rugby for England

-Wearing the England shirt and playing on the international stage for the first time and how she approached that challenge

-Dealing with pressure and why you treat pressure as a privilege 

-How to keep a winning mindset going

-Dealing with failure and the process they had to go through to come out on the other side even stronger

-Having the difficult conversations in order to improve the team

-Winning the BBC - Sports Personality Team of the Year

-Why Maggie is known as “Maggie the Machine”!

-What Maggie has learnt from playing rugby and why she decided to retire after the World Cup in 2014

-Trying out athletics and wanting to make it to Rio

-How women’s rugby has changed over the years and why you should give rugby a go!!

 

Maggie is on twitter @MaggieAlphonsi  I’m also on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL

 

A massive thank you to everyone who has become a patron! You too can support the Tough Girl Podcast from $2 to $5 per month!  CLICK HERE!

 

Future Events!

12th - 14th August - Adventure Travel Film Festival, London

20th August - Tough Girl Tribe Trip to Snowdonia

27th - 31st August - Emma & Sarah - Hadrian's Wall Adventure!

1st - 4th September - Base Camp Festival, Peak District

 

Take a listen to these related podcast episodes…

 

Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Aug 2, 2016

In 2012, Lizzie decided to take a career break and she spent nine months eco-adventuring in remote locations all over the world. She hiked through the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces of south west China before travelling to Mongolia!

Shortly after returning to the UK in 2013 she was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer which re-defined her and, ultimately, gave her a new sense of purpose.

Shownotes

  • Growing up in Tenerife, being sporty and loving the outdoors from a young age
  • Being surrounded by inspirational people at work and how it encouraged her to take a career break
  • Spending time in Russia, China & Mongolia & the challenges she faced on a daily basis
  • How plastic pollution first came to her attention 
  • Travelling by train on the Trans-Siberian railway - being offered chicken feet & vodka!
  • Dealing with vulnerability while travelling in Mongolia & learning how to take a step back from situations and assess them
  • Heading back to the UK and dealing with the reality of being diagnosed with cancer at twenty five, and how it impacted the direction of her life
  • How she learned to focus on the short term goals and milestones 
  • What she said to herself while she was lying in the hospital bed
  • Quitting her job, not having a plan and why you can never have a plan
  • Friends, family, nature and how her values changed
  • Why she started paddle boarding as a way of restoring her health and fitness
  • How the #SuperSUPEngland challenge came about
  • Why she decided to take matters into her own hand to help people understand the scale of plastic pollution in our waterways
  • The challenges she faced on the waterways and how she kept on going during the tough days
  • Having great adventures in the UK & working as an Ordnance Survey Champion!
  • What she’s learnt from her paddle boarding experience

 

Learn more about Lizzie by visiting her website & following her on twitter @Lizzo010

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A massive thank you to everyone who has become a patron! You too can support the Tough Girl Podcast from $2 to $5 per month!  CLICK HERE!

 

Events!

 

6th August - Tough Girl Tribe Trip to Snowdonia

10th August - Make it Happen - Networking Evening for Ambitious Women 

12th - 14th August - Adventure Travel Film Festival, London

20th August - Tough Girl Tribe Trip to Snowdonia

1st - 4th September - Base Camp Festival, Peak District

 

Take a listen to these related podcast episodes…

  • Emily Penn (Skipper, ocean advocate and artist dedicated to studying environmental challenges in the most remote parts of our planet)
  • Lois Pryce (Adventure Travel Film Festival)
  • Belinda Kirk (Base Camp Festival)
  • Sarah Outen (One of the speakers at Base Camp Festival)
  • Emma Timmis (My running companion for Hadrian's’ Wall)

 

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