11 episodes

A podcast where I chat with fellow WTf (Women/trans/femme) athletes who are kicking ass and smiling through defeat and victory in their sport. My hope is that this podcast will encourage you to stray outside your comfort zone, to think about the world differently, and to accept people for who they are. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grinandgrindit/support

Grin and Grind It Jessica McWhirt

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

A podcast where I chat with fellow WTf (Women/trans/femme) athletes who are kicking ass and smiling through defeat and victory in their sport. My hope is that this podcast will encourage you to stray outside your comfort zone, to think about the world differently, and to accept people for who they are. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grinandgrindit/support

    Ep. 11 | All things bike commuting - Interview with Brittney Compton

    Ep. 11 | All things bike commuting - Interview with Brittney Compton

    I had the opportunity to speak with my teammate and friend, Brittney, who's been commuting to work for the past six years. We talk about all (okay, most) things bike commuting like:

    -tips for commuting for the first time

    -bike theft

    -hybrid vs road bikes

    -commuting in rain and light snow

    -gear for commuting

    -Brittney's favorite day of the year: Bike to Work Day

    -speed limits on the path


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    • 40 min
    Ep. 10 | Cycling is Community - Interview with Dawn Manfredonia

    Ep. 10 | Cycling is Community - Interview with Dawn Manfredonia

    Dawn is a Cat 4 cyclist in Colorado and Team Director of Revolution Women's Cycling. In this episode, we chat about her beginnings in bike racing and where she's at now. We discuss what it's like to put on a bike race as her team hosts the Denver Federal Center Crit in May and the Colorado Classic coming in August. Dawn is an inspiring cyclist and it was great to spend time talking to her about bike racing. 


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    • 53 min
    Ep. 9 | Intrinsic Motivation

    Ep. 9 | Intrinsic Motivation

     Right now we’re setting our 2019 goals or we’re creating fucket lists. 

    Motivation is high at the beginning of the new year but where will you be in June? Will you have reached your goals, halfway to it, or gave up? 

    I give you 5 tips to keep you intrinsically motivated in this week’s podcast:


    Focus on improving performance 
    Ask yourself “why you race?” Or why do you do the thing you do? 
    Stay positive
    Practice mindfulness
    Add long-term and short-term, big and small goals

    I also recommend The Brave Athlete. Find it here. 


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    • 27 min
    Ep. 8 | Don't be afraid to ask - Interview with Meredith Miller

    Ep. 8 | Don't be afraid to ask - Interview with Meredith Miller

    Welcome to episode 8. My guest is Meredith Miller, an ex-road and cyclocross racing "pro." I met Meredith during a Rapha club ride and I had no idea who I had the pleasure of riding with in the brutal Boulder winds. She raced for numerous teams and I learned a lot about professional bike racing during our conversation and I'm not so sure how bad I want that anymore. 


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 7 | Start Small - Interview with Katie Macarelli

    Ep. 7 | Start Small - Interview with Katie Macarelli

    There’s no bad weather, just bad clothes. That’s what Katie Macarelli would say. Katie is a local Colorado hero in the cycling world and I spoke to her on today’s podcast episode. She was one of my inspirations to start commuting to work. I remember seeing the pictures she’d post on Instagram of her gear or being positioned on the bike, snow on the driveway, with s big smile on her face and thinking, “if Katie can commute to work, why can’t I?” In this episode Katie and I talk about how she started commuting to work, the gear she uses, and her proudest moment of commuting. If you’ve ever considered commuting by bike or are just curious how much fun it can be, give it a listen.

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    • 55 min
    Ep. 6 | Performance Efficiency with Food - Interview with Heidi Strickler

    Ep. 6 | Performance Efficiency with Food - Interview with Heidi Strickler

    Heidi loves empowering and educating her clients, and walking with them as they chase and achieve their goals. She believes in, and practices, a whole food approach to nutrition. “Regardless of what eating lifestyle you prescribe to, the majority of your food should be whole, unprocessed, foods. Food is medicine. Each person is different, and there is not a single diet that will work for everyone. Your ‘diet’ shouldn’t stress you out, make you feel restricted or guilty, or prevent you from enjoying food in community; it should make you feel good, feel happy, feel powerful and strong. I recommend balance, variety, and moderation in any eating style. My daily intake mostly consists of nutritious whole foods rich in fiber, probiotics, healthy fats, and lean proteins, but anyone who knows me also knows I love a good donut and wood-fired pizza.”
    Email Heidi: heidi[at]enrgperformance[dot]com
    Buy her book "The Plant Based Metabolic Efficiency Recipe Book" here: https://bit.ly/2z9rACu

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    • 1 hr 10 min

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It is totally awesome to hear from local woman who have such passion for racing their bikes and also have managed to find a healthy balance living their authentic lives.

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