17 episodes

The RMA Podcast explores the lives of everyday women with an inspiring story to tell. We cover the highs and lows of their journey, the impact motherhood has had on their lives, and how running has inspired them to live wilder, dream bigger and change the world around them.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 68 Ratings

The RMA Podcast explores the lives of everyday women with an inspiring story to tell. We cover the highs and lows of their journey, the impact motherhood has had on their lives, and how running has inspired them to live wilder, dream bigger and change the world around them.

    The RMA Podcast. Episode 17. Acceptance & Change. Navigating a new journey with Jody Mullen.

    The RMA Podcast. Episode 17. Acceptance & Change. Navigating a new journey with Jody Mullen.

    Jody Mullen came to Australia from Chicago illinois in 2013. Having grown up in the USA all her life, we talk about what it was like living and training in the USA, her experience of her first marathon and the transition moving to a new country. We discuss how Jody continued her running journey by making new connections in Australia.We discuss how running unites us and we also talk about Jody's journey with a devastating injury (External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis) which has changed her running journey, and her perspective on running in general. We talk about the emotions that come, and navigating acceptance and change when one's journey is forced onto another path. Jody is a running coach, and an RMA coach and we also chat about how this change in perspective has enhanced her love for working with women in our sport to support them on their journeys which has been the most refreshing time of all. You can follow Jody and her journey on:Instagram: @jodym_312 Her coaching page: here.Email: jodymullen@hotmail.comor to find more about coaching on The RMA website: https://www.runningmumsaustralia.com.au/rma-online-coaching/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The RMA Podcast. Episode 16. Veronika Will Walk. A mother & daughter journey living with disABILITY.

    The RMA Podcast. Episode 16. Veronika Will Walk. A mother & daughter journey living with disABILITY.

    Kylee Davie and her husband Marcus live in Tasmania, and have 3 children Jordan, Jakob and Veronika. In 2008 when Kylee was 36 weeks pregnant with Veronika, her OBGYN noticed her yet to be born baby had a severe brain abnormality. Kylee shares parts of their families journey with Veronika who lives with complex multiple disabilities, how they started running and their drive to get busy living.Kylee’s direction in life changed following the arrival of Veronika, as she was immersed into the world of disability. Kylee passionately advocates for Veronika, and others in turn with the strong belief that Veronika’s life will not be defined by her diagnosis, but focuses on Veronika’s strengths and passions.Kylee and Veronika are regulars at parkrun, and have participated in many fun runs about Hobart including running for chocolate in the half marathon at Cadbury in 2020. Veronika was invited to become an ambassador for Heart and Soles Virtual running in 2019 and enjoys getting out and participating in virtual runs. Kylee is the engine as she pushes Veronika in the running chair, while Veronika signs she wants to go faster!You can follow Kylee and Veronika’s journey as they get busy living on:Facebook Veronika. Our ups and downs with cerebral palsy  Instagram @veronikawillwalk  

    • 1 hr 34 min
    The RMA Podcast episode 14. {Part 2}. Finding my feet & how to be wilder, play wilder & perform wilder. With Hanny Allston

    The RMA Podcast episode 14. {Part 2}. Finding my feet & how to be wilder, play wilder & perform wilder. With Hanny Allston

    Hanny Allston is a well known Australian trail, sky runner and ultra runner, orienteer world Champion, coach, tour guide, author, podcaster, speaker, business woman and owner of Find Your feet trail store in Tasmania.  In this podcast we share some of her story from growing up on a farm as a child, competing in her racing career on the world stage,  navigating grief and trauma in her life, and overcoming an eating disorder, to becoming an adult and learning what made her heart sing.  We discuss how we can perform and live wilder, how we perceive success, and how we can live a life where we can truly find our authentic self in our passions and adventures.This podcast also goes into Hanny’s feelings on motherhood as she prepares to enter this space as a first time mum in the coming months. This podcast will be a two-part series. This is PART 2.  Hanny is an author of two books. The Trail Running Guidebook and her most recent memoir “Finding My Feet, My story”. You can purchase these at www.findyourfeet.com.au or www.hannyallston.com.au. As listeners of the RMA podcast you can take advantage of 20% off at www.findyourfeet.com.au for the month of December 2020 by using the code LISTENWILDER. May this podcast help you to as Hanny says BE WILDER. PLAY WILDER. PERFORM WILDER. You can also follow Hanny on Instagram at @hanny.allstonYou can view the Find Your Feet Australia store at @findyourfeetAnd Wilder Trails at @wilder_trailsThis podcast episode is sponsored by fisiocrem Australia and Find Your Feet. 

    • 59 min
    The RMA Podcast episode 14. {PART 1} Finding my feet & how to be wilder, play wilder & perform wilder. With Hanny Allston

    The RMA Podcast episode 14. {PART 1} Finding my feet & how to be wilder, play wilder & perform wilder. With Hanny Allston

    Hanny Allston is a well known Australian trail, sky runner and ultra runner, orienteer world Champion, coach, tour guide, author, podcaster, speaker, business woman and owner of Find Your feet trail store in Tasmania.  In this podcast we share some of her story from growing up on a farm as a child, competing in her racing career on the world stage,  navigating grief and trauma in her life, and overcoming an eating disorder, to becoming an adult and learning what made her heart sing.  We discuss how we can perform and live wilder, how we perceive success, and how we can live a life where we can truly find our authentic self in our passions and adventures.This podcast also goes into Hanny’s feelings on motherhood as she prepares to enter this space as a first time mum in the coming months. This podcast will be a two-part series. This is PART 1.  Hanny is an author of two books. The Trail Running Guidebook and her most recent memoir “Finding My Feet, My story”. You can purchase these at www.findyourfeet.com.au or www.hannyallston.com.au. As listeners of the RMA podcast you can take advantage of 20% off at www.findyourfeet.com.au for the month of December 2020 by using the code LISTENWILDER. May this podcast help you to as Hanny says BE WILDER. PLAY WILDER. PERFORM WILDER. You can also follow Hanny on Instagram at @hanny.allstonYou can view the Find Your Feet Australia store at @findyourfeetAnd Wilder Trails at @wilder_trailsThis podcast episode is sponsored by fisiocrem Australia and Find Your Feet. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The RMA Podcast. Episode 13. Finding myself. Life after sport. A journey. With Debbi Schulstad.

    The RMA Podcast. Episode 13. Finding myself. Life after sport. A journey. With Debbi Schulstad.

    On episode 13 of The RMA Podcast we talk to Olympic hurdler Schulstad (nee' Edwards). Debbi is an an Australian woman, mother, writer, coach and remedial & sports massage therapist. Debbi, is a mother to 12 year old twins, and wife to Craig. She began training for hurdles as a 15 year old and made her first Australian team at 20, placing 7th in the final at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Two years later she competed in the 100m hurdles at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Debbi is 1 of only 4 Australians who have represented Australia in the Women’s 100m hurdles at an Olympic Games in the last 30 years. After retiring early from sport due to injuries, Debbi became a Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist making her way back into Australian Athletics Teams as massage therapist. She has since been on 12 Australian teams ranging from World Cross Country teams World Juniors to Olympic Games and World Championships. Debbi is currently getting back into athletics coaching to hopefully help and mentor the next generation of athletes.In this podcast we talk to Debbi about life after high performance sport. Debbi has kindly offered to share her perspective, one that I have been fascinated to watch on what it is like to transition from high performance sports-person to retirement. Often, like in Debbi's experience, this is due to injury and the immediate feelings of loss and grief are often unspoken, as is the journey to finding oneself. High performance sport entangles so much of an athlete's being, and as we discuss in this episode when this is taken away from you, you can experience a deep loss and longing, and period of trying to find out who you really are. Debbi shares this experience with us, along with stories from her time in sport to the pinnacle of her career on the start line of the 2000 Olympic Games. We also discuss her transition to motherhood, and her role now in sport where she works as a Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist for her own business, and Athletics Australia at many major competitions around the globe, her role now as a coach and mentor and also what she loves to do now that she has found more of who she is out of the sporting arena. You can follow Debbi on instagram at:@southwestsportsperformance (Coaching and Massage)@debbischulstadwriter (writing musings)@debbischulstad (personal page) 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The RMA Podcast. Episode 12. The Power of connection. A mother and daughter story. With Mery Jones & Sandi Faddy.

    The RMA Podcast. Episode 12. The Power of connection. A mother and daughter story. With Mery Jones & Sandi Faddy.

    On episode 12 of The RMA Podcast I talk to two amazing women, Mery Jones and Sandi Faddy. Mery and Sandi reside in Brisbane, Qld and are a mum and daughter duo! In this episode we talk about Sandi’s upbringing in a low socio-economic family home in country Moree in QLD, her meeting her husband and having children, and then a few years later packing up her children in their family van and fleeing her husband due to domestic violence for a better life with basically just the clothing on their backs. We discuss Sandi’s experience raising four children as a single mother, from living in a refuge to starting her own life-journey heading to university to study, and finding employment, and creating a new existence with goals that she had set for herself. We talk about Sandi’s journey which led to running, after wanting to lose some weight which she had gained after putting her children and their commitments first for such a long time, and then subsequently her experience of running and racing, particularly the marathons and ultra’s that she loves, even at the ripe age of 60 years. We talk to Mery about what it was like growing up watching her mothers’ resilience, and how a special connection formed together due to the desire to spend time together when Mery had her daughter,  and how this connection, something that has brought them closer as mum and daughter, has also fuelled their passion for the sport that they love. This conversation goes deep into Mery and Sandi's life experience, yet it celebrates that no matter where you come from, no matter what you have been through, if you believe in your convictions, have a strong commitment to being your best and achieve your dreams, you can. It also celebrates the power of connection. That when we connect with those we love through a shared experience, we can build on our passions and desires, and the outcomes of our experience are so much richer.You can follow Mery and Sandi on instagram at @runderful.mery and @runfaddyrun 

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

anothermander ,

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Each episode has contained something special and motivating! Thank you to Nicole for creating a wonderful community and to the mums who have shared their story so far! Inspiring 🏃‍♀️🤗

kat mum of three ,

Katrina

Listened to three episodes. The questions had heaps of words and then the answers don’t give any. Skirting around details. Where’s the meat. Love this idea. But not the inspiration I was looking for.

Kylie J Jane ,

Episode 5

What a privilege it was to listen to Lisa talk about her experience as an elite runner whilst also juggling life as a working mum to her gorgeous boy Pete. Lisa really is an inspiration to us all, someone we can all look up to and who leads a wonderful example to anyone whether you compete at that elite level or not, we can all take something away from this conversation and learn. Thanks Nicole did another brilliant episode.

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