I was delighted to be interviewed by Zoe for her new podcast HeadRightOut.
Here is our conversation which we recorded on the 8th September 2021 (2 days before my 40th Birthday)!
I hope you enjoy!
Words by Zoe:
As friends, we easily cover multiple topics across our conversations. These include how to meet fear head-on and deal with it; why Sarah is inspired by two specific female role models/mentors and the moments in her life that nearly broke her.
Interestingly, she elaborates on how those darkest times taught her the most and benefitted her in ways she could never have imagined.
There are references to many long-distance trails, in the UK and overseas, with the Appalachian Trail being lauded by Sarah as the most life-changing for her, personally.
A female adventure epic.”
More info about the HeadRightOut Podcast:
In the HeadRightOut Podcast, Zoe Langley-Wathen talks to midlife women about stretching comfort zones and facing fears. They will highlight each guest’s HeadRightOut Moments and challenging the norm, mostly in the outdoors.
Feeling fearful about trying something adventurous?
Listen in to a hub of vibrant, honest and motivational audio content, designed to encourage women to head out of their comfort zone within the outdoors.
Featuring both the everyday and longer, planned challenges, Zoe invites stories from resilient women about facing their own HeadRightOut Moments, despite potential personal barriers.
With the aim to inspire and empower midlife women to question and remedy their own levels of resilience, Zoe knows first-hand the power of facing fears after beginning long-distance hiking, solo at the age of forty.
With life-long benefits to physical and mental health, particularly in supporting a positive peri-and post-menopause experience, she believes all women should be encouraged to try new things.
Though aimed at midlife women, all ages and genders can benefit from the impact of the messages offered.
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Intro from Zoe Langley Wathern
What get’s discussed during the episode
Recording on the 7th September
Welcome to the Headlight Out Podcast
More about Sarah and her past challenges
The Tough Girl Adventure Series
How we met in 2015
The area I’m interested in
My why - being interested in self development
Working in banking at 24
Wanting to do extreme things like running marathons, and tough mudder
Needing to make some changes in my early 30s
Taking time out to go travelling in 2013/2014
What is my Why? What do I want the next 20/30 years to look like?
Not having a plan
Having time to think while being in South America
Starting Tough Girl Challenges
Moving from blogging into podcasting
Building everything from scratch
7 years of consistency and handwork
Showing up everyday
Sunday night blues
Feeling anxious and stressed about the week ahead
Having deep reflection time while been on the Appalachian Trail
Not having a purpose for many years
Starting to know myself and loving myself
Other peoples judgements of me
Having to live with myself
Spending time with myself
Finding outdoor medicine
Why the outdoors is great for problem solving
Why are women scared of going on adventure
Needing to be constantly aware
Why fear is not just one thing
Young girls being conditioned from a young age
My role model
Meeting Rosie Swale Pope in Turkey
Being inspired by Roz Savage
The power of social media
The adventure world for women
The amazing and inspiring women in the world
The power of women voices
Removing the middle man from the equation
Taking control of the narrative and the stories that we tell
If you can’t see if - you can’t become it
How do they do it
Women’s voices for the win
Being inspired by Gary Vaynerchuck
Thinking long term
1000 episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast
Be patient and show up every day
The Slight Edge by - Jeff Olson
The power of being consistent
Thinking about my legacy
Sharing a wealth of information
Wanting young girls to follow their passions
Zoe turning 50 this year
Turning 40th on the 10th September
Feeling very happy and content
Feeling the privilege of ageing
Designing this life that works for me
Being in a good space and being excited about the next decade
The Tough Girl UK Adventure Series - celebrating the 6th year anniversary of the Tough Girl Podcast
Birthday Bonus episode every 10 years
Looking at the National Trails in the UK
How I want to celebrate my 40th…..
A few dogs stopping by to say hello!
Fears… and handing them
Building up a good tool box of how to handle tough situations
Having a Head Right Out Moment….
Messing up in 2015 and over training
Wanting to get to the start line of the Marathon des Sables, fit and strong
Drawing a line in the sand and proving to myself I could do this
Learning from failure
How to connect with me - www.toughgirlchallenges.com
Happy 40th and welcome to mid-life
Finishing with a quote
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