Thinking on My Feet: The small joy of putting one foot in front of another
'A lovely, civilised and transporting read, that should have all of us stepping out to meet the world with fresh eyes.' - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
'An enticing read that makes every walk Humble describes an adventure' - Ranulph Fiennes
'A beautiful and magnificent book. A paean to a simple act. I defy you to read this book and not be inspired to walk, march or hike - and as a result live a better life moreFiennes'AFearnley-Whittingstall'An- ...more
Her busy life of filming means that she is not always able to wal ...more
I left the book liking Kate a little less...at one stage in New York she feels depressed by the highly privileged people on the streets but she herself reveals a highly privileged life ...more
A Wainwright Prize read.
'This is one of the many things I love about seeing the world on foot,at this pace,and returning to places I have walked before. Landscapes viewed this way,connected and tangible,become like scrapbooks,full of little details and images,impressions and happenings. They may be inconsequential,but that doesn't matter;it is the pleasure that comes from jogging the memory and being witness to the shifts and changes that can happen ov ...more
Thinking on My Feet is written in diary format, chronicling a year of Humble's walking (and sometimes running). I wasn't entirely enamoured of it to start with; the early sections involve r/>Thinking ...more
Commencing the first handful of pages i wanted to put the book down, which I did for a couple weeks. After this time it became more apparent to me that I wanted to read more, again which I did for a few handfuls of pages more. Leaving it alone for for another few weeks i became engrossed and completed it. I suppose I have learnt that even the more aspects of life are worth recording for others, it has helped extend my perspective of life.
One other thing, I agree with Kate as I hav ...more
However, it's not just about the walking: it's about why we walk, it's about the value of walking that goes beyond the physical exercise (good though that is) and speaks to our connection with the world. ...more
I now want to move to the country and have a small holding! For me, this was a powerful book and has spurred me on to get fitter, so I can do more walking of this kind.