As the founder of the Global Walking Tribe, I am utterly convinced that a virtual tribe can be a powerful force for good.
My conviction has been cemented by reaching the Jubilee – 50 thirty-day challenges of the Walking Tribe. We are a virtual community of women who walk wherever we are in the world for 30 minutes a day, posting photos of our walks on the monthly theme, to a Facebook group.
It didn’t start as a tribe. It started as my personal quest for health and fitness. Just before my 50th birthday, I made a promise to myself: to walk 30 minutes a day for 30 days, early each morning and, to hold myself to account, I posted my intention on Facebook.
Early the next morning I set off for the first of my thirty walks. The air was crisp, and colourful parrots were searching for titbits amongst the craggy rocks high about the Georges River in the south of Sydney.