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Extraordinary Ordinary You

Extraordinary Ordinary You

By Frankie Dewar

Sharing Life's Adventures. I interview women and non-binary folk older than myself as part of a 3000km cycle around the UK to show you don't have to "do it whilst you're young"
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BONUS EPISODE - Chatting with my first guest Frit Tam
BONUS EPISODE - Chatting with my first guest Frit Tam
There has been a whole lot that has happened since I first chatted to Frit  Including -  Publicly sharing about their transgender journey  Completing an incredible adventure called Glide for Pride Launching a crowdfunder  And in this episode I get the absolute Low Down!!!  This bonus episode was originally recorded as an IG Live - if you'd like to watch it you can find it save on the Extraordinary ordinary You IG page.  Enjoy ! And keep on being Extraordinary.  Find Frit:  Crowdfunder  Facebook  Instagram  Find out more about the podcast at https://www.extraordinaryordinaryyou.co https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ Find Frankie at:  Instagram Frankie Dewar.co    
29:41
October 29, 2021
#S3E8 - KAY DAVIDSON - BIG CHARACTER, CYCLIST AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSE - DON'T GET COMFY IN THE OPINIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT YOURSELF
#S3E8 - KAY DAVIDSON - BIG CHARACTER, CYCLIST AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSE - DON'T GET COMFY IN THE OPINIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT YOURSELF
HELLO ! And Welcome Back !  I am so filled with joy that there are so many of you out there, listening to these stories, sharing the journey and supporting the podcast. Thank you for being there. I am absolutely delighted to share this season with you... there are some PHENOMENAL guests lined up in Season 4 and I hope their stories bring you joy, hope and inspiration.   And what a way to start the season! This week I chat to the awesome Kay Davidson, they share so many incredible stories from their life, with so much authenticity, awareness, and understanding.  We Talk about:  - being more than just your job role  - Topping up your sunshine cup  - Kay's hilarious journey into cycling  - Getting into circus  - Rediscovering what your body is capable of  And we go really big, on the big life questions:  - Not having a clear path through life  - taking up space - exploring gender  - finding bravery in standing up for others  And much, much more !  Kay is currently on a social media break , but if you reach out to the podcast I can pass any messages on.  Find out more about the podcast at https://www.extraordinaryordinaryyou.co https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinaryyou.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
01:13:06
September 13, 2021
An Update from Frankie!
An Update from Frankie!
Hello ! I'm jumping in with a mid summer break update!  Sharing exciting news from the podcast - We've been short listed for an award!! https://skylarkcollective.co.uk/awards/  Updates on Season 4 - a release date has been booked in and I'm so excited to share the stories from my up coming guests!  I've also got some really exciting personal news with the launch of my new website FrankieDewar.co - Helping people with a purpose to share their stories through social media.  And I share the Trailer for On the Outside - a great podcast sharing diverse views on outdoors news https://www.ontheoutsidepodcast.co.uk/ A huge thank you to all my listeners - and especially to my patreon supporters for keeping the podcast going.  Can't wait to share season 4 with you soon!!  Frankie x x 
06:21
August 26, 2021
#S3E8 - SAM KERR - CYCLIST AND JEWELLERY MAKER - DON'T GIVE A F*%k ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
#S3E8 - SAM KERR - CYCLIST AND JEWELLERY MAKER - DON'T GIVE A F*%k ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
Welcome to the final episode of season 3! And what a way to finish the season! This week I chat to the awesome Sam Kerr, who is a a complete bike hero! We sat down in a very busy park in Glasgow to talk about all things bikes and life.  We talk about:  Making Jewellery and starting off with a small amount of left over silver Cycle touring - and taking friends out on their first tours  Being a cycle messenger in London  Getting into road riding  Advice for others to get into cycling - don't set unnecessary expectations - It is fun!  The cycle courier championships (who knew that was a thing)  That feeling you get from long human powered trips  Favourite places to cycle - and stories from when it alllll went wrong.  As well as all the usual questions! You can find Sam on: https://www.instagram.com/sam_kerr___/ https://www.instagram.com/puremettlejewellery/ https://puremettlejewellery.bigcartel.com/ Find out more about the podcast at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co (extraordinary ordinary you address coming soon) https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Links to other episodes of EOY:  Leila  Jen Winnie Soraya Eleanor Links to other podcasts:  The Joy of SUP - Jo Moseley  Tough Girl Podcast - Sarah Williams - Everyday adventure - Nikki Bass  On the Outside. Have a great summer and see you for season 4 Reaaaaaal Soon !  Music is by Broke for Free xxx
42:33
July 05, 2021
#S3E7 - HILARY SAUNDERS - HIKING, WILD CAMPING, RUNNING - HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF
#S3E7 - HILARY SAUNDERS - HIKING, WILD CAMPING, RUNNING - HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF
This week I've made it to Scotland!!!! It's a huge milestone and I am really chuffed... but by this point in the trip I'm also pretty tired!  We recorded this episode on a slightly grey looking day in Glasgow, where I sit down with the awesome Hilary to chat about hiking, wild camping and all the awesome stuff they get up to in the outdoors.  In the episode we talk about: Getting into the outdoors through DoE  Hilary's first solo wild camping trip - and how they went to an island for it - so there was no going back  running and marathon training  Monroe bagging  Cycling and getting into bikes  Switching up careers, starting a phd and how they then decided to go into teaching instead  As well as all the usual questions! You can find Hilary on:  https://www.instagram.com/hilary_hikes/ Clubhouse info is the room "LGBTQIA+ OUTdoors" and the DIVERSITY IN THE OUTDOORS club  Find out about Frit's trip here:  https://www.instagram.com/frit_tam/ https://www.facebook.com/glideforpride https://www.fritandhealthy.co/glide-for-pride  Find out more about the podcast at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co (extraordinary ordinary you address coming soon)  https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
37:10
June 28, 2021
#S3E6 - ANNETTE GROGAN - MOUNTAINEER, HILL WALKER, WILD SWIMMER - WORRY LESS
#S3E6 - ANNETTE GROGAN - MOUNTAINEER, HILL WALKER, WILD SWIMMER - WORRY LESS
This is a cracking episode and I can't wait to share it with you! I meet up with 69 year old Anette - in Keswick - To chat about all things outdoors from hill walking to mountaineering, winter climbing, bivvying, and wild swimming. Annette has some incredible stories from her adventures and isn't stopping any time soon.  There is a slight technical issue with the episode - I was always worried that being on the road something would corrupt on the audio, and in this conversation it unfortunately has, and the original first 10 minutes were lost. Annette has kindly rerecorded the first part of the story and hopefully the technical error won't deter from Annettes incredible life. With huge thanks to Francesca Turauskis who edited this episode.  In the episode we talk about:  How Anette got into the outdoors - starting right from leaving school at 16 - to working as a social worker - and going on her first trip with students to Snowdon  Learning to climb, and hillwalking taking weekends up to Scotland Studying a Law degree and moving to Kendal  Going on group trips as a solo traveller and learning more tech climbing skills.  Getting into wild swimming in her 60's - having previously found the cold too painful  and Annettes love of the outdoors  As well as all the usual questions!       Annette isn't really on socials, you can find her:  https://www.instagram.com/nettygrogan/ Or reach out through me and I can pass a message on!  Find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
56:08
June 21, 2021
#S3E5 - JEN GRANGE - LAKELAND WELLBEING - REIKI, MINDFULNESS AND FOREST BATHING - JUST BE YOURSELF
#S3E5 - JEN GRANGE - LAKELAND WELLBEING - REIKI, MINDFULNESS AND FOREST BATHING - JUST BE YOURSELF
In this episode I've cycled to visit Jen in her garden just outside of Keswick. We sit out, sharing a pot of tea and having this conversation. During the episode we talk about:  - Who Jen is and what she does  - Working in the outdoors, and Jen's journey through her career incorporating sustainability and wellbeing  - Mindfulness, Reiki and Forest Bathing  - Setting up Lakeland Wellbeing  - What Jen does in the outdoors outside of work - Running, cycling, and cycle touring with her family  - Jen's journey through life - being in the military - and whether she felt like she had a clear path through life - As well as all the usual questions Find Jen at: http://www.lakelandwellbeing.co.uk/About-Me/ https://www.facebook.com/lakelandwellbeing https://www.instagram.com/lakelandwellbeing/ https://www.instagram.com/outdoormummyuk/ Find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
42:01
June 14, 2021
#S3E4 - SARAH GERRISH - WONDERFUL WILD WOMEN - DON'T BE AFRAID TO BE A BEGINNER
#S3E4 - SARAH GERRISH - WONDERFUL WILD WOMEN - DON'T BE AFRAID TO BE A BEGINNER
It's day 29 of the trip and in this episode I'm huddled up in a van, just outside of Kendal, with the incredible Sarah Gerrish from Wonderful Wild Women. We talk about: - The Wonderful Wild Women community - Making trail running, triathlon, and mountain biking into a lifestyle - Training as an architect - Being a mum  - Her adventure van - Setting a fastest known time for a new 55mile trail race, The Bay Limestone Round - And all the big life questions. Find Sarah at: https://www.wonderfulwildwomen.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/wonderfulwildwomen/ Find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
53:10
June 07, 2021
#S3E3 - WINNIE POATY - WILD SWIMMER AND BUSINESS OWNER - STOP WORRYING
#S3E3 - WINNIE POATY - WILD SWIMMER AND BUSINESS OWNER - STOP WORRYING
It's still day 28 of the trip and in this episode I'm sat in Winnie's shop, "I Luv me most" Boutique in Kendal. Sheltered out of the rain and surrounded by all the joy of Winnie's shop. We have an incredible chat talking about: - All about Winnie's shop  - Setting up the Iluvmemost shop - Winnie's journey into owning her own business - About how Winnie likes to spend her time in the outdoors, and the importance of it  - Getting into swimming, and all the stories from how Winnie learned to swim.  - Van trips and taking the van round Scotland  - And all the big life questions.  Find Winnie at: https://www.instagram.com/winniepoaty/  https://winniepoaty.com/  Find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
48:39
May 31, 2021
#S3E2 - BECKY WILLOUGHBY - SINGLE MUM AND NON-TYPICAL TRAIL RUNNER - YOU CAN DO IT
#S3E2 - BECKY WILLOUGHBY - SINGLE MUM AND NON-TYPICAL TRAIL RUNNER - YOU CAN DO IT
It's still day 28 of the trip and I am still sat on a bench in Kendal, and this time I'm talking to Becky, talking about all things running and what it's like living in the lakes. - Taking up running at 42 - Working up from Couch to 5K - Running a marathon in her back garden - Starting a YouTube channel - Why she LOVES trail running but struggles with fell running! - Being a third generation woman in the outdoors - Bonding with her son over running Find Becky at at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcWx2kJFLdAZzqxcEzjcivA www.Facebook.com/lakesmum https://www.instagram.com/lakessinglemum/ Find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
43:41
May 24, 2021
#S3E1 - ANGELA WHITE - THE RUNNING GRANNY - WALK YOUR OWN PATH
#S3E1 - ANGELA WHITE - THE RUNNING GRANNY - WALK YOUR OWN PATH
Welcome to episode 1 of season three! I am beyond excited to be back and what an absolute cracker of an episode to start on !  In this episode you'll catch me on a windy bench in Kendal , where I chat to the very inspirational Angela White - AKA The Running Granny.  In this episode we chat about how Angela:  - Starting running at the age of 53 - Setting a World Record as the Oldest Female to run JOGLE - Her previous careers in IT, then as a surgeon - Her new social enterprise, Going For Old - Changing expectations of older people - Taking Small Steps And of course we go in big with the life questions. Find Angela at: https://therunninggranny.co.uk/  Find out about Angela's next challenge 62@62 in 62 https://www.gofundme.com/f/62-62-in-62 And on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/402948753678395  And instagram  https://www.instagram.com/therunninggranny/ Find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
01:00:15
May 17, 2021
#S2E10 - JEN WOOD - CLIMBER AND BUSINESS OWNER - YOU DONT HAVE TO GET ON WITH EVERYONE
#S2E10 - JEN WOOD - CLIMBER AND BUSINESS OWNER - YOU DONT HAVE TO GET ON WITH EVERYONE
It’s the end of season 2! And what an incredible episode to finish on, this week I pedal my way to Kendal and have an incredible conversation with Jen from Dirtbags. Jen is basically my hero , an incredible climber, and someone who has set up her own business making rad stuff literally out of old rope. We chat getting into climbing as an adult, we chat all things wild swimming and being in the outdoors, and all about setting up Dirt Bags. And of course we go in big with the life questions. Find Dirtbags at: https://dirtbagsclimbing.co.uk/ And https://www.instagram.com/dirt_bags/ Find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
51:26
April 12, 2021
#S2E9 - JO MOSELEY - MIDLIFE ADVENTURER AND JOY ENCOURAGER - YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY ENOUGH AS YOU ARE
#S2E9 - JO MOSELEY - MIDLIFE ADVENTURER AND JOY ENCOURAGER - YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY ENOUGH AS YOU ARE
What an episode! This week I chat to the Awesome Jo Mosely. We cover How Jo is a mum - and a paddleboarder and litter picker around her 'very normal life', talking about how she got into paddleboarding and built up to cycling from Liverpool to Goole. We chat about litter picking and overcoming internal barriers, and of course we go in on all the big stuff, Leaving with the advice “You are absolutely enough as you are” In this episode we chat about Jo’s film… It has now been made and is out in the world! Find out more here: https://www.passionfruitpictures.co/films/brave-enough And you can find out about Jo here: https://www.jomoseley.com/ Find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinaryyou/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
50:22
April 05, 2021
#S2E8 - FIONA ORRELL - FITTING ADVENTURE IN - YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE YOUR LIFE THE EXPECTED WAY
#S2E8 - FIONA ORRELL - FITTING ADVENTURE IN - YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE YOUR LIFE THE EXPECTED WAY
A hugely busy person Fiona shares her story rediscovering adventure and hiking the coast to coast trail over 12 weekends. Fitting in adventure around being a mum, looking after her mum, and running her own business. I ask Fiona all about how she got involved with organising Love her Wild events and as always we chat about all the big life questions. Finishing with the question : What advice would you give to your younger self, Fiona said  “that i just , I didn’t have to live my life in that sort of normal expected way when I became a mum. I didn’t have to just work and go to indoor play centres on the weekend….think outside the box.” Find out more about Fiona here:  https://www.instagram.com/fiona_orrell/  As always Full show notes will be available at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show-notes And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Find out more about the word ‘womxn’ and our name change to Extraordinary Ordinary You : https://www.instagram.com/p/CMZVCvFDrGu/ Music is by Broke for Free Thanks for listening !! xxx
01:04:01
March 29, 2021
#S2E7 - CAROLINE DOWNEY - STANDING UP FOR RIGHTS, WORKING AROUND THE WORLD - SPEAK OUT
#S2E7 - CAROLINE DOWNEY - STANDING UP FOR RIGHTS, WORKING AROUND THE WORLD - SPEAK OUT
In this Episode I get to chat to Caroline from the stunning wooded nature reserve Healey Dell where she lives near Manchester. I ask Caroline to walk me through her journey, from never having flown before to her first trip to the Gambia aged 18, following her life working in different countries in Africa, to India and China. Working in environmental sustainability, education, and women's rights. We can’t stop laughing as the weather gets worse throughout the episode - and I’m convinced that the rain is passing over. And Caroline leaves us with the advice to “Stand up for yourself - and speak out” As always Full show notes are available at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show-notes And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Find out more about the word ‘womxn’ and our name change : https://www.instagram.com/p/CMZVCvFDrGu/ Music is by Broke for Free Thanks for listening !! xxx
50:40
March 22, 2021
#S2 E6 - Amira Patel and Aysha Yilmaz - Getting Outside With The Wanderlust Women - Time Doesn’t Come Back - Use Your Time Wisely
#S2 E6 - Amira Patel and Aysha Yilmaz - Getting Outside With The Wanderlust Women - Time Doesn’t Come Back - Use Your Time Wisely
In this episode I have the pleasure of speaking to both Amira and her Mum Aysha. We chat all things getting out doors, from how they got into hiking, to Aysha’s trips with meet up groups, and Amira setting up the Wanderlust Women. We talk about everything from climbing to backpacking, hill walking to caving, and of course we go in on the big life questions, with some absolutely huge answers. As always Full show notes are available at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show-notes And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support You can find Amira here: https://www.instagram.com/amira_thewanderlust/ https://www.instagram.com/the.wanderlust.women/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxbT4jROK7s Find out more about the word ‘womxn’ and our name change : https://www.instagram.com/p/CMZVCvFDrGu/ Music is by Broke for Free Thanks for listening !! xxx
01:03:59
March 15, 2021
#S2E5 - Eleanor Firth - Riding Bikes , Competing in Nationals - It Gets Better
#S2E5 - Eleanor Firth - Riding Bikes , Competing in Nationals - It Gets Better
Eleanor takes us on an absolute adventure through her life. From sticks of dynamite thrown into bars in New Zealand, to learning to breathe fire.... There's no spoilers here but in this episode you'll never be able to guess what story is coming next. Eleanor is a keen adventurer getting away for everything from cups of tea on the beach... to big cycle tours, And tells us all about how she found herself competing in Nationals. We end the episode with this pretty awesome advice: It's alright , just be you, it gets better.  Find out more: https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show-notes And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
53:45
March 08, 2021
#S2E4 - Alice Green - Running marathons in every county - Try not to worry about what other people are thinking
#S2E4 - Alice Green - Running marathons in every county - Try not to worry about what other people are thinking
From couch to 5K to running marathons at the weekend. We talk about all things getting into running, and moving up to ultras. Alice is currently completing a challenge to run a marathon in every county in England and is on her way to be in the 100 marathon club (did not know that was a thing). We talk training, nutrition, and logistics. Sharing some love for running and of course we go in deep on the big stuff. As always Full show notes are available at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show-notes You can find Alice here: http://www.alicerunsthecountry.co.uk/ And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free Thanks for listening !! xxx
50:21
March 01, 2021
#S2E3 - Viv Underwood - Climber and indoor boulderer - Do it, Do all of it.
#S2E3 - Viv Underwood - Climber and indoor boulderer - Do it, Do all of it.
Within the first few minutes this episode goes in. Viv shares her journey from having an awesome job, husband and life in London to taking a leap of faith and seeking out a completely different type of lifestyle, just because she felt like something wasn’t quite right. We talk travel, festivals, and climbing holidays and as always it’s a conversation packed with laughs and life advice. Find out more: https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show-notes And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support Music is by Broke for Free xxx
01:02:57
February 22, 2021
#S2E2 - Sarah Williams - Adventure chaser and Host of the Tough Girl Podcast - Have Fun, Be Yourself
#S2E2 - Sarah Williams - Adventure chaser and Host of the Tough Girl Podcast - Have Fun, Be Yourself
Host of the Tough Girl Podcast and Founder of the Tough Girl Tribe. In this episode we go right back to where it all started and go in on all the feels from starting out when you are not really sure where you are going. Sarah tells us about her many adventures, and shares openly about her journey to get where she is now. Find out more: https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show-notes And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support You can find Sarah on socials as Tough Girl Challenges Music is by Broke for Free xxx
01:01:23
February 15, 2021
#S2E1 - Ellen Piercy - Hill and Moorland Leader, Tyre Dragger and Robot Rangler - You are much tougher than you think you are
#S2E1 - Ellen Piercy - Hill and Moorland Leader, Tyre Dragger and Robot Rangler - You are much tougher than you think you are
Welcome back to season two! And what a great episode to start off with! We talk about being female in typically male environments, about staying true to you, and about how sometimes you’ve just got to wee out in public. Ellen explains everything you need to know about doing your Hill and Moorland, and we talk about her journey into the outdoor adventures she does now. It’s a cracker !! Find out more including music credits and Ellen’s full links in the Full Shownotes https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show-notes And if you are looking to support the podcast find out more at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support You can find Ellen on socials @ Ellen Rando Girl xxx
01:02:56
February 08, 2021
#E10 - Ruth Gibson - Ceramic artist, world traveller and mud larker - Relax and enjoy it all
#E10 - Ruth Gibson - Ceramic artist, world traveller and mud larker - Relax and enjoy it all
Hitchhiking around Europe, trekking around Nepal and pulling shopping trolleys out of the local river… this episode is ONE of a kind! Ruth talks about her life as an artist, her journey through her career and shares her love of clay. Ruth brings a soothing and playful tone to the podcast, leaving with the advice to “Relax and enjoy it all” This is the last episode of season 1 - find out more and stay up to date at https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/ https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show-notes https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/support
57:27
January 18, 2021
#E9 - Leila Smith - Living off grid and cycling to Rome - Be Bold
#E9 - Leila Smith - Living off grid and cycling to Rome - Be Bold
This episode is bursting with adventure! Leila talks us through the travels and trips that have shaped her life journey and led her to where she is now - living in a caravan in the woods! We talk about how you can adventure and have a career, and follow her on an epic journey cycling the EuroVelo 5 to Rome.. With her dog rolo. Before leaving us with this advice to her younger self:“Be bold, and just don’t worry - I would say go on more adventures… but I think I’ve been on as many as I could.” Find out more in the full show notes: https://www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show-notes  Join us on socials  https://www.instagram.com/extraordinaryordinarywomxn/ https://www.facebook.com/ExtraordinaryOrdinaryWomxn
54:26
January 11, 2021
#E8 - Zoe Langley-Wathen - Boat Dweller and Long Distance Hiker - Don’t Wait
#E8 - Zoe Langley-Wathen - Boat Dweller and Long Distance Hiker - Don’t Wait
Moving to a boat, solo hiking the South West Coastal Path and doing 100 days of things that scare her. In this episode Zoe shares a whole range of incredible stories. She tells us about the one time she followed the river Yeo, right along a sewer pipe under the M5 Motorway. She tells us why she challenged herself to 100 “Mappy days” fitting in adventure around caring for family. Leaving with the advice  “Don’t Wait, if you have a dream, don't wait. Just get on and do it.”
01:05:41
January 04, 2021
#E7 - Niki Jones - Bike Rider, Horse Lover and Advocate for Better Pain Management - Keep Curious
#E7 - Niki Jones - Bike Rider, Horse Lover and Advocate for Better Pain Management - Keep Curious
In this Episode Niki shares openly and honestly her journey with trigeminal neuralgia, a severe and sudden facial pain, and managing withdrawal symptoms from the pain medication. We also talk about her horses, and how she has built up to getting back outside since developing her condition. Niki talks about the joy of biking, and the freedom of her first surf lesson, before leaving us with the advice to “Keep Curious, just keep curious”.
01:01:39
December 28, 2020
 #E6 - Catherine White - Ultra Events and Adventure Queen Grant Winner - You’ll Be Okay
#E6 - Catherine White - Ultra Events and Adventure Queen Grant Winner - You’ll Be Okay
This episode will make you laugh out loud, guaranteed. Catherine shares her stories from long distance events, motherhood and nursing. We talk about “throwing your hat in and just giving it a go” whether that’s to join a rowing club, start a BA in Art or try life modelling. Catherine is a 2020 Adventure Queens grant winner, we talk about her plans to walk the Coast to Coast, and she leaves us with the advice that “You’ll be okay, crack on, you’re  doing well, you are doing better than you think, you’re worth more than you think” Find out more in the show notes at www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show-notes
58:43
December 21, 2020
#E5 - Victoria Teal - Climber, Writer, Mental Health Advocate - Go To Therapy
#E5 - Victoria Teal - Climber, Writer, Mental Health Advocate - Go To Therapy
#E5 - Victoria Teal - Climber, Writer, Mental Health Advocate - Go To Therapy Recorded from a rainy campsite in Wells, Victoria - Or Vicky - Tells us all about her love of climbing, her favorite places to go, and why the outdoors is so important to her. She also tells us about the time she crossed America on greyhound busses, about that time she moved to Korea, and what her favourite type of sandwich is. The Conversation goes in big on mental health. We talk about hospitalisation, the importance of self worth, and how you can support someone you care about. Find out more in the show notes at www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/show_notes
51:48
December 13, 2020
#E4 - Shadi Ganjavian-Connor - Mountaineering for Charity - Dare to be Different
#E4 - Shadi Ganjavian-Connor - Mountaineering for Charity - Dare to be Different
Afraid of heights, not into risk taking, and not a big fan of the cold. Shadi tells us about how she felt like she couldn’t keep running marathons for charity and wanted to do more and go bigger, taking the step to climb mont blanc and enter into the world of mountaineering. We talk about trusting your gut, the importance of surrounding yourself with people who raise you up, and why it’s important to book in time for yourself. We talk about how bravery and stupidity are pretty closely tied, and Shadi leaves us with the advice to “Live your life, don’t plan to much, and don’t look back in regret, listen to your gut” As well as to “Dare to be different, being different allows you to grow, being different allows you to be happy” Find out more in the show notes at www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/shownotes
51:45
December 07, 2020
#E3- Soraya Abdel-Hadi - Writer, Activist, Will Try Anything Once - Life's Hard, But It’s Going To Be Okay
#E3- Soraya Abdel-Hadi - Writer, Activist, Will Try Anything Once - Life's Hard, But It’s Going To Be Okay
By now you are probably used to EOW podcast going in with big topics, and this episode is no different. We talk about all sorts of different outdoor activities, from climbing, to canoeing, how Soraya will try any outdoors activity once, and how you can get started and try them out too. And of course we tackle some big questions. Like why doesn’t outdoors clothing fit different body types? What Authenticity really means (Soraya studied authenticity and her answer goes big) and how her life journey meandered from a Law degree to yard assistant. We also talk about her platform All The Elements, designed to support groups diversifying the outdoors. Find out more in the show notes at www.extraordinaryordinarywomxn.co/shownotes
01:28:07
November 30, 2020
#E2 - Charlotte Fowles - Life Coach and Diver - Be As Much As Possible
#E2 - Charlotte Fowles - Life Coach and Diver - Be As Much As Possible
What happens when you ask a life coach big life questions? You get all the big life answers. Charlotte Fowles, talks us through the highs and lows of hiking self supported whilst on chemotherapy. The impact of depression on her life, and how she used the outdoors as a safe space. Charlotte shares her love of freediving and leaves us with the advice "Be as much as possible, work out who you are, find out what you love and what your passions are, and put all of your energies into them"
01:04:07
November 22, 2020
#E1 - Frit Sarita Tam - Adventure Film Maker - Do what Feels Right
#E1 - Frit Sarita Tam - Adventure Film Maker - Do what Feels Right
This episode jumps right in, covering tough topics like imposter syndrome and representation within the first 10 minutes. Frit’s humour and vulnerability makes her insightful and relatable as she talks about her journey into adventure filmmaking, and how she knows when she is on the right path. Leaving us with the advice “Just follow what feels good” Frit talks about how long it took her to do that very thing and what the obstacles were that were standing in her way.
01:04:12
November 19, 2020
Season One Trailer - Extraordinary Ordinary Womxn
Season One Trailer - Extraordinary Ordinary Womxn
I cant wait to share this new podcast with you. In season you'll get to hear from 10 incredible conversations I have with Womxn as I cycle from Brighton to Liverpool. In this trailer you hear snippets from 5 of those stories to give you a little taster of what to expect.  Episode one will be released 19th of November, I can't wait to see you there. 
08:20
November 09, 2020