76 years young, Margaret Sheridan is one of our treasured Wild Women On Top members. With the ability to turn any experience into an adventure, this interview with Margaret reveals the inspiring mindset of a woman who has scaled peaks, kayaked rivers and trekked many of the world’s natural wonders.
We all have dreams. Some big, some small. Perhaps yours is to climb Kilimanjaro or maybe you’re enticed by the cultural peaks of Bhutan. You may feel they are outlandish, impossible or perhaps you think they roll too far beyond our limits. One thing I have learnt is that limits are undefined, boundaries are our own creation - so how can you make your impossible possible?
When I first heard of Wild Women On Top, it went by a different name. I was sitting on the stairs of my childhood home when my mother, a radio journalist/stay-at-home-mum/queen of my universe announced that she was starting a group called Mum’s Kick Arse. Which I thought was the lamest name in the world. It started as a group of school mums, getting out into the beautiful bushland and coastal tracks around Sydney. Today, it’s an empire. A community. A tribe. And for me, it’s time to say goodbye.
I took on my first 100km trek in a day, as a newbie to the ultra-endurance scene about 8 years ago. I had never even run a marathon, so this was a huge goal for me to take on with a team of women who had considerably more experience than I did.
If I were to describe a medication that was free, enjoyable with side effects only of fitness, freedom and liberation… would you believe me? Six months ago I made a discovery… a simple yet invaluable discovery that has replenished my glow and reignited my flickering spark.
In 2004, longevity expert, Dan Buettner, teamed up with National Geographic and a team of researchers, to identify pockets around the world where people live measurably longer better. In these “Blue Zones” they found that people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the US. They found that the lifestyles of all people living in these Blue Zones shared ten specific characteristics.
Lisa Marshall is the Director of Wild Women On Top and Event Director of the popular Sydney and Melbourne Coastreks. Lisa coaches teams of women to take on challenging treks in the wild, and inspires them to eat real food, train hard, and contribute to a community of supportive, inspiring, fun loving friends.
Heather Swan is a world record holding wingsuit pilot and one of Australia's best know adventurers. She holds a number of World and Australian records in extreme sport, including one for a wingsuit flight from a 6672 metre mountain in the Himalayas. We caught up with her to talk adventures, inspiration, and her first ever BASEjump.
It’s become more than a daily battle. During the week, round one starts the minute he walks in the door from after-school tennis. On the weekends its even more intense. Almost every waking hour, every time I think about what he’s up to. With so many devices able to be hidden in his room, I don’t know how to cope.
Got an injury? Don't know whether to keep it moving, stay still, stretch it, ice it, or just go back to bed forever? You're in the right place. We chatted to Kate Roberts from Physiocise and got the lowdown on pesky pain.