One of my great pleasures as the founder of One Million Women Walking is interviewing walking women. By sharing our stories we connect and inspire other women; it’s the, “Wow, if she can do it, I can do it,” response. I love that!
Sharing these stories is one of the foundational pieces of the 1MWW movement. We become a community when we share our stories and know one another’s challenges and transformations. And we build a walking consciousness around that community. That’s important because . . .
Walking is not an “it” athletic activity. Walking hasn’t been commercially sexualized like yoga and Pilates and hot boxing. Walking is frequently dismissed as “not real exercise” because it’s free, doable, not grueling and it doesn’t require special equipment. So walking is the underdog of the workout world yet it deserves its place in the sun and its benefits need to be sung loud, proud, and often. Hence the Walking Women interviews here on Solvitur Ambulando.
This quick post is to invite you to read my last three interviews.
For Valentine’s Day I interviewed my friend and 1MWW member, Rachel Aldrich Rader, who just published the book you’ve all been looking for:
Earlier this month I interviewed Walking Woman and 1MWW Member Peggy Hubbard, who was losing her sense of Self prior to taking up walking. Her story will move you, inspire you, and make you reflect on what you’re really doing for Self-care.
Just before February, aka Heart Health Month, I wrapped up January with an interview of my friend, 1MWW Member and brilliant artist Karla Deal. Karla was unable to walk for years due to chronic pain. Read her story and you’ll never take walking for granted again.
These three ladies—an artist and passionate dog owner, an insurance agent with a new hip, an author and mom with three boys—all have stories that inspire, that we can relate to, that we discover a bit of ourselves in when we read them. In that recognition a connection is born, an inspiration flares up, a sense of possibility comes to the surface.
Follow those feelings with action. Join 1MWW and start transforming your life today.