#178: Lucy Barnard on Walking the Length of the World [Podcast] - Sparta Chicks

#178: Lucy Barnard on Walking the Length of the World [Podcast]

Sparta Chicks Radio

Feb 27

A few weeks ago, Sparta Chicks Radio celebrated its 5th birthday. 

And there is no one I’d rather share that celebration with than this week’s return guest, Lucy Barnard! 

Lucy is attempting to become the 1st woman to walk the length of the world.

She set off in February 2017 from Tierra Del Fuego in Argentina to walk to Barrow, Alaska; a journey of 30,000km /20,000mi across 15 countries that she anticipated would take about 5 years. 

When Lucy first joined me on the podcast in March 2018, I realised we share a unique connection; we both started our respective journeys - Lucy started walking and I published the first podcast - on the very same day in 2017.

That conversation turned into our first anniversary / birthday celebration and we agreed to catch up each year for an update on her progress! 

Lucy returned to Sparta Chicks Radio in February in 2019, 2020 and again in 2021 to share how the expedition - and life - has unfolded over time.

Needless, the pandemic has interrupted her plans again in 2021. 

But that wasn’t going to stop us from talking - and in fact, this could be my favourite of all our conversations! It’s very different from our previous conversations. 

In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss everything from what happens when you’re derailed or blindsided by things outside your control to identity, goal setting, values, fear, comparison, self-reflection and the power of community.

Click here to listen on iTunes.

Notes and resources:

iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

To find out more about Lucy or to say hello, you can find her on Instagram, Facebook or via her website