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Sarah Williams - Reflections on 2019 & and the start of 2020.

Michelle Griffith-Robinson - Former GB Olympian, wife, mother of 3, lifestyle coach, personal trainer and Ambassador for Diabetes UK

On the 5th Year Anniversary of the Tough Girl Podcast I’ve taken this as an opportunity to share more about what’s been going on over the past 12 months and sharing more about what’s been happening behind the scenes and answering questions from the patrons and members of the tough girl tribe community.

If you would like to listen to other solo episodes these can be found here:

2016 - Reflections for 2016 & Plans for 2017 (Released 30th December 2016)

2017 - Reflecting on 2017 and the plans for 2018 (Released 30th Dec 2017)


Marathon des Sables - Sarah Williams - psychological demands and overcoming mental challenges, being interviewed by Ali Mahoney-Johnson (6th October 2016)

Pacific Coast Highway - Sarah Williams - Cycling the Pacific Coast Highway & the Baja Divide! (Released 24th December 2018)


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Show notes

  • Who I am and what I do

  • A brief history of my background

  • The start of Tough Girl Challenges in 2014

  • Personal challenges

  • The mission of the tough girl podcast

  • Why I started the Tough Girl Podcast

  • Starting on the 4th August 2015

  • The lack of female role models

  • Not wanting to complain about it

  • Finding guests

  • Doing batch interviewing

  • Reflecting back over the past year

  • August 2019 onwards

  • Not having any plans in 2019

  • Pre-loading podcast content until the end of November

  • Keeping my options open

  • Working with Cicerone

  • Walking the Camino Portuguese

  • Speaking with Kat Davies about walking the Lycian Way, Turkey

  • Starting 2020 in Australia

  • The first 6 months of the year

  • The challenges of adventuring with somewhere else

  • Getting the balance right

  • Using the world Harmony

  • Don’t compare yourself to other people

  • Doing long solo trips and loneliness

  • Training and working with a personal trainer

  • Luxury Items….

  • Having doubts on the Overland Track

  • Inspiration….

  • What would I do differently

  • What I’ve learned about myself

  • Being patience and enjoying the journey

  • Numbers from the podcast and Social Media!

  • Hitting 1 Million downloads in December 2019

  • 50,000 listens in 1 month….

  • What is next…

  • What 2020 was going to be..

  • 10 year plan…

  • Being at home

  • Wanting to be the most productive person I could be…

  • Getting out of good habits

  • Final 6 month of the year

  • Not wanting to waste this time

  • Needing a goal to work towards for the end of the year

  • Focus on podcasting, health and building strength

  • THANK YOU to YOU!!

  • Getting closer to hitting 300 patrons - currently at 288 Patrons strong!!!

  • Being worried about Covid and it’s impact

  • Focusing on what I can control


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