Kristen Pratt hopes the Capital Nordic Walking booklet will become dog-eared and dirty in people's backpacks.
It's a strange wish for something that was created in memoriam of someone, but if it were to come true, it would mean people were discovering the different trails Canberra has to offer.
COVID Tales and Trails was released at the Botanic Gardens - the location of the Capital Nordic Walking's community outreach program, and a special place for Maureen Stewart.
Stewart was one of Capital Nordic Walking's "Volunteer Angels" and when she died earlier this year from cancer, donations were made at her funeral for the company's community outreach program. Together with a Westfield Local Heroes' grant, the book was produced.
"We say everyone's special but there are some people who are even more special, and Maureen was," Capital Nordic Walking founder Kristen Pratt says.
"She just had this an amazing energy and joy for life and she was one of what we call our Capital Nordic Walking Angels because she was just there to support the people who probably wouldn't go out and walk on their own, for whatever reason.
"The family decided soon after she died that cancer wasn't what she was about, that she was about her community and chose to have donations towards the community outreach program."
The COVID Tales and Trails booklet not only outlines different trails within the Canberra, but it also captures the entire experience felt by the capital's Nordic walking community during the pandemic.
"Particularly the time in lockdown when we could only Nordic walk outside in twos," Pratt says.
"What was lovely for me to watch - as I also coordinated the closed Facebook page called Capital Nordic Walkers Connect - was during lockdown because people were getting so desperate they were using it like speed dating. Like: 'Hello, I'm down here in Tuggeranong. Are there any Nordic walkers here? I want to go out and walk'.
"All these lovely stories came out of it so we've captured I think about six of those stories in the book. It sort of talks about how that kept them sane and active during COVID," Pratt says.
Capital Nordic Walking works across the community to raise awareness and understanding of what Nordic Walking is and why it is considered one of the most effective, low-impact forms of physical activity. The community outreach program is aimed to keep people moving once they've learnt how to Nordic walk, particularly people with health or mobility challenges.
"While it's not only them who take part in the program, I think the idea of doing some sort of exercise where you're able to be with others in a nice environment is just really appealing for a whole lot of people," Pratt says.
"We've heard that from a lot of people that they do it for stress relief or even anxiety, and you combine that with the effect of being in a space like the Botanic Gardens, that really struck me. You can relax and enjoy the sort of exercise you're getting, instead of doing it locked inside a gym."