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YogiTriathlete and its co-founders, Jess and BJ, are waking up and shaking up the world of endurance sports. Their approach is anything but mainstream and they are known to go deep. Buckle up because jumping on this train has the power to change your life forever.

YogiTriathlete Podcast Jess & BJ Gumkowski

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 74 Ratings

YogiTriathlete and its co-founders, Jess and BJ, are waking up and shaking up the world of endurance sports. Their approach is anything but mainstream and they are known to go deep. Buckle up because jumping on this train has the power to change your life forever.

    Megan Searfoss, Founder of Run Like A Mother 5K On Trusting Your Crazy Ideas

    Megan Searfoss, Founder of Run Like A Mother 5K On Trusting Your Crazy Ideas

    Megan Searfoss is a business owner, seasoned triathlete, runner, coach, wife, and mom of three daughters who learned to run because she found it an inexpensive, time-saving, and mostly mind-saving exercise. 

    As described by one of our friends who live in Megan's hometown, "she is so remarkable, a ring leader of the local triathlon community. Positive, even-handed and supportive of all other businesses, nonprofits and individuals". 

    We know a bit about her background from our digging around, and we know that although her positivity may be innate, her life experience has not been without challenge. 

    Megan is the founder of Run Like Mother 5k, a national race series, and author of See Mom Run: Every Mother's Guide to Getting Fit and Running Her First 5K.

    We're excited to be in the company and learn from this pillar of the community. Thank you for joining us; enjoy the show.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    - solving the world’s problems on long training rides
    - accepting what you cannot control
    - the diagnosis that drastically changed her life
    - don’t squash your feelings
    - runs are perfect for ugly cries
    - racy ladies
    - the birth story of Run Like A Mother
    - trust your crazy ideas
    - Megan’s craptacular life
    - terrorists would not bomb if they were runners
    - being all that and being who you want to be
    - failing forward

    We recognize our Patreon community for their support. They are the sole reason why this podcast is commercial-free. If the YT podcasts help you live a better version of yourself and allow you to flow through life with a bit more ease, then make your pledge at patreon.com/yogitriathlete. We are a small business with a massive global mission. We appreciate your support.

    Namaste-

    Jess

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The OH Show: Why Arguing Doesn't Work And The Effects of Fasting on Training

    The OH Show: Why Arguing Doesn't Work And The Effects of Fasting on Training

    For five years, this podcast has shined a light on people who are looking, finding, and living their purpose. Once per month for those five years, BJ and I have taken over the mics to share the awake and ready recipe for life. The introduction of the OHShow just a few months ago invited you all in a bit deeper as we all grow into higher states of mental and physical health.

    Thank you for your questions and the generosity of your time to listen. We are on a mission to create a better world, and it starts with each of us turning inward in search of our excellence.

    Racing is back, and we're excited to be heading off to Ironman 70.3 St. George this week. We have several YogiTriathlete athletes racing and looking forward to seeing many faces from this community. Coach BJ is racing, and I will be spectating all over the course.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    - YTP 5-year anniversary
    - not staying safe is actually safe
    - earning the tasty workouts
    - the time we took on Trivial Pursuit
    - swimming in the weeds
    - when negativity ignites
    - eating for pleasure vs purpose
    - how fasting affected our training
    - favorite snacks
    - taking a selfie of your mental state
    - Awake Athlete podcast season two is here

    We recognize our Patreon community for their support. They are the sole reason why this podcast is commercial-free. If the YT podcasts help you live a better version of yourself and allow you to flow through life with a bit more ease, then make your pledge at patreon.com/yogitriathlete. We are a small business with a massive global mission. We appreciate your support.

    Namaste-

    Jess

    • 59 min
    Ellie Salthouse - Professional Triathlete With A World Champion Mindset

    Ellie Salthouse - Professional Triathlete With A World Champion Mindset

    Each week for five years, this podcast has shined a light on people who are looking, finding, and living their purpose. For some, it takes some years of sifting and sorting, while for others, it comes with one decision that shifts the trajectory of their lives.

    Bottom line, we are all here on purpose; there are no mistakes and if you are feeling like you are still sifting and sorting, know that every moment is your purpose of finding your purpose, and you never know when it will show up.

    Today's guest is Ellie Salthouse, undeniably one of the fastest triathletes in the profession right now. She is no doubt someone who is on purpose with what she came to this earth to do, and it all began at the age of 11.

    One morning while munching on her cereal Ellie noticed an ad on the cereal box for the Weetabix triathlon. She had her mom sign her up, she completed the race, started training with a coach the following week, turned pro at 17, and now resides under the esteemed guidance of Siri Lindley, our beloved guest from episode 39.

    Initially an ITU pro, Ellie turned to half distance triathlon in 2016 and finished her first season with four titles, multiple podium finishes, and a top 10 at the 70.3 world championship.

    At 28 years old, she is a veteran in the sport of triathlon, and we are so excited to be in the company of such a fantastic athlete whose beautiful personality only makes her light shine brighter.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    - Aligning with your purpose
    - Vying for a spot in Collins Cup
    - Effects of increased race coverage on racing
    - On being coached by Siri Lindley
    - Learning from your experiences
    - Priming each day
    - Power of being grateful
    - Techniques for race day nerves
    - World champion fire burning within
    - Having a mental toolbox
    - Nutrition and cravings

    We recognize our Patreon community for their support. They are the sole reason why this podcast is commercial-free. If the YT podcasts help you live a better version of yourself and allow you to flow through life with a bit more ease, then make your pledge at patreon.com/yogitriathlete. We are a small business with a massive global mission. We appreciate your support.

    Namaste-

    Jess

    • 59 min
    Shoshana Chaim on the Power of Developing the Tool to Breathe

    Shoshana Chaim on the Power of Developing the Tool to Breathe

    We are excited to have Shoshana Chaim of PlantTrainers back on the show today. BJ and I shared with mic with Shoshana and her husband Adam in early 2019, and we went deep right off the bat. An organic dive into their story brought to the surface important and tender topics like PTSD and mental wellness. So if you have not listened to that episode, it’s 148 and linked up in the show notes.

    It’s a compelling story that started with two seemingly healthy people that faced two devastating diagnoses that threatened to end Adam’s life before the age of forty. Doctors told them to cross their fingers, which for Shoshana meant, prepare for the worst.

    Pregnant with their second child at the time and entirely overwhelmed by the unknown of their future, Shoshana experienced a day-to-day trauma that led to perhaps the greatest battle of her life; to regain her mental health. Shoshana is a public speaker, podcast host of the PlantTrainers podcast, health and wellness guru, and author with a brand new book we will learn today.

    She is on a mission to heal people from the inside out and dedicates her time to spreading the messages of eating well, living well, and healing as individuals and families.

    We hope you enjoy the show!

    In this episode, we discuss:

    - Life challenges are meant to happen
    - Accepting the gift in challenging experiences
    - Guided meditation vs silent meditation
    - Living the demonstration
    - Living with integrity
    - The real meaning of the expression ‘Rule of Thumb’
    - Calming your energy through mindfulness
    - A Peaceful Goldfish - New book available
    - Power of developing the tool to breath
    - Allowing more silliness & playfulness in life
    - Practicing power under control
    - There is no magic pill

    We recognize our Patreon community for their support. They are the sole reason why this podcast is commercial-free. If the YT podcasts help you live a better version of yourself and allow you to flow through life with a bit more ease, then make your pledge at patreon.com/yogitriathlete. We are a small business with a massive global mission. We appreciate your support.

    Namaste-

    Jess

    • 58 min
    Matt Dixon of Purple Patch Fitness - On A Mission to Reach Human Potential

    Matt Dixon of Purple Patch Fitness - On A Mission to Reach Human Potential

    Matt Dixon is a world-class triathlon coach with a background as an elite swimmer and exercise physiologist. Matt is a former professional triathlete who is all too familiar with the highs and lows of athleticism. I have heard him describe himself as the example of doing a professional career very poorly, a heavy admittance that he has since used to his advantage to learn and grow.

    Matt has evolved into one of the most sought-after coaches in the world. He has seen great success in applying his methodology to guide athletes to the very top of triathlon. Matt is the founder of Purple Patch Fitness, an international community of coaches and athletes; he is the Purple Patch podcast host and author of The Well-Built Triathlete and Fast-Track Triathlete.

    We are excited to share our conversation with Matt because although his focus may appear to be athletic potential, it is ultimately about reaching human potential, which is something we believe we are all meant to realize in this life.

    Enjoy the show!

    In this episode, we discuss:

    - developing a coaching style that was against the grain
    - fit and fatigued = no ROI
    - the journey, not the goal, is what amplifies life
    - pillars of performance, education, and community
    thoughts
    - time-starved athlete
    - proper training hours for the context of your life
    - low expectations are not the same as no expectations

    We recognize our Patreon community for their support. They are the sole reason why this podcast is commercial-free. If the YT podcasts help you live a better version of yourself and allow you to flow through life with a bit more ease, then make your pledge at patreon.com/yogitriathlete. We are a small business with a massive global mission. We appreciate your support.

    Namaste-

    Jess

    • 58 min
    Verna Volker - Founder of Native Women Running Giving Voice to the Voiceless

    Verna Volker - Founder of Native Women Running Giving Voice to the Voiceless

    Our guest is Verna Volker; she is a Hoka One One Global Ambassador, a runner, a mom, and a wife living now in Minnesota but born into and still very much a part of the Navajo Nation.

    Verna is the founder of Native Women Running who’s mission is to be a community that features and encourages Native women runners on and off the reservation to gain more visibility in the running world. Verna began her running life in 2009, and although it was initially a means for weight loss, she found, what so many of us find, a journey within that drives us to expand, serve and live with deeper meaning.

    Through Native Women Running, Verna is shining a bright light on the intense truths of being a native woman and giving voice to the voiceless. Since its inception, Native Women Running has evolved into a community of inspiration, motivation, and visibility. Verna’s hope is for native women to find belonging within the sisterhood that she has created.

    We hope you enjoy the show!

    In this episode, we discuss:

    - celebrating 12 years of running
    - growing up in Navajo Nation
    - “The Long Walk”
    - native women running
    - Hoka One One and Project Carbon X2
    - negative stereotypes of native women
    - healing trauma through running
    - missing and murdered indigenous women
    - systemic racism found in running
    - navigating haters

    We recognize our Patreon community for their support. They are the sole reason why this podcast is commercial-free. If the YT podcasts help you live a better version of yourself and allow you to flow through life with a bit more ease, then make your pledge at patreon.com/yogitriathlete. We are a small business with a massive global mission. We appreciate your support.

    Namaste-

    Jess

    Photo Credit: Hoka One One and Jayllyn Gough

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Hskodis ,

The perfect podcast for the mindful athlete!

Jess & BJ do such a wonderful job with their interviews. Whether you are a long time athlete or someone who just wants to get started, you’ll learn something valuable.

RMAP8 ,

Heart openers!!

I’m constantly learning something new from Jess, BJ and their guests. So many gems to take away from every episode, and never short of giggles. I’m so grateful for them, and their openness and vulnerability!

Endurance Project ,

Live your truth

So many podcasts these days are full of negative content. That’s why this pod is such a breath of fresh air. It will lift your spirits and help you strive towards living the life you dream of. The content is about endurance sports, but it is also about our spirits and how we choose to spend our short time on this planet. BJ and Jess are amazing hosts, but also role models as they share their own journeys. I cAn’t recommend it enough.

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