Pro triathlete and cyclist Amy Henderson, stay at home mom and amateur triathlete Aly Wilson, and working mom and amateur triathlete Jen Gottschalk get together every week to discuss what's been going on in their lives as moms and athletes. Each episode has a main topic covering everything from training during pregnancy (and postpartum) to learning how to navigate the world of sport and parenthood. Join them every Friday for some truly honest conversation about the challenges they have (and are) facing as parents to young children who are also trying to maintain successful athletic careers.
Surviving the Holiday Chaos with Kids
This week Amy and Aly discuss the ways holiday events can throw off baby and toddler routines and how they approach the adjustments. Aly gives some ideas for altering baby nap times. Amy shares concerns about how relaxing around screen time, sweets, and bedtime schedules can come back to bite you. Aly has a holiday themed update with thoughts on ornaments and addressing holiday cards. Amy’s update focuses on getting kids involved in sports.
Carleigh Moore is a gritty mom triathlete
This week we welcome Carleigh Moore on the podcast just before her first 70.3 postpartum. She shares how she has delayed this return to 70.3 twice already and is excited to finally get the monkey off her back at Indian Wells. Carleigh gives the details on her workout routine with work, a 14 month old, and an ultrarunner husband. And she shares their method for keeping a routine with a sick kiddo home from daycare. We loved hearing Carleigh’s perspective on why it’s okay to view triathlon as something just for herself and how that makes her a better mom. Carleigh also goes into her experience with pregnancy and a sudden induction that led to a c-section. And she gives some helpful tips and resources for c-section recovery. We came away from this episode motivated and ready to sign up for more races!
Follow Carleigh on Instagram @adventure.moore
A c-section recovery account Carleigh recommends is @askjanette
Holiday Gift Guide 2023 & Toddler Weaning
It’s officially the holiday season! After adding the Moms of Triathlon merch to your wishlist (shameless plug), listen to this episode to get ideas for other people in your life. We list off recommendations for kids, husbands, triathletes, grandparents, and friends/ourselves. Jen shares the helpful idea for kids: “Something to wear, something to read, something you want, something you need.”
And in her weekly update, Amy shares her experience weaning Margot who turned 2 a few months ago. She shares how it was a struggle to fully commit to weaning, but once she did it was easier than expected. She used some books that prepare kids for weaning, including the book called Booby Moon.
Here are some of the top recommendations we shared that were specific products:
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Are we going to be best friends? Making friends as a mom
This week’s topic is all about making mom friends. Is it weird to use an app? How do you ask for someone’s number at the park? How can you reduce the pressure of a new friend connection? We get into the nuances and share our own experiences. In their weekly updates, Aly talks about baby Hannah starting solid foods. And Amy discusses helping Ollie deal with conflict at school.
Hitting the reset button during your off season
Off season is a phrase all over the place in triathlon nearly as soon as the pumpkin spice lattes comes out (so August). But what is it and do you need to take one? We talk about different versions of off season - a very specific short break where you can do whatever you want, viewing the whole winter period as an off season, or skipping it altogether, especially if you aren’t training for a specific event or your training has been disrupted by kids. We talk about the ways off season can be both a mental and physical break. It can be an opportunity to set goals and new routines when you return. And it’s a chance to can come back with new energy and purpose
Shared in this episode: Gretchen Rubin's Calendar of Catalysts
Jocelyn Wong Neill on being in triathlon for 23 years and still finding new goals
On the podcast this week we welcome Jocelyn Wong Neill. Jocelyn is a co-host on the If We Were Riding Podcast from Feisty Media. Talking to Jocelyn it’s clear that she loves to chase big goals - which shouldn’t have been a surprise knowing she got herself on to Team TBB back in 2008 training under notorious triathlon coach Brett Sutton. Even after all her years in the sport and having her almost 3-year-old daughter, she is still finding new motivation in the sport. Next year she is aiming to qualify for the first ever women’s World Championship Ironman in Nice, France.
On the show we talk about her early triathlon days, her transition back to age-group racing after being a full time pro, and her experience training as a mom. Jocelyn shares her birth story and experience with a c-section and struggles with postpartum training injuries. She and Amy also nerd out about triathlon podcasts. In their weekly updates, Amy and Aly talk sickness as a mom and potty training regressions.
Zoom bath baby swim courses - https://watermellow.ca/
National Kids Running Series - https://healthykidsrunningseries.org/
If We Were Riding Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/feisty-triathlon/id1265466545
Find Jocelyn on her website and on Instagram @jwneill302
Mom life is hard enough as it is. Love the talks
I love how down to earth everyone is on this show!!! The advice given is awesome, the stories are great, and altogether this show makes me think it IS possible to find time to train for my first tri. Keep it up ladies!!!!