At the start of 2017 after feedback from the Tough Girl Tribe. I started 7 Women - 7 Challenges.
Throughout the year I will be interviewing 7 women as we follow them on their journey of going after their own personal challenges.
We will learn what really has to happen for people to achieve their goals, we will hear about their frustrations, disappointments, set backs, as well as their successes and achievements.
It is real stories, from real women, living real lives.
This is part 4
You can listen to Part 1 - Now!
1st January 2017
You can listen to Part 2 - Now!
12th February 2017
Listen to Part 3 Now!
2nd April 2017
Listen to Part 4 Now!
28th May 2017
Order & Timings
Rae Red - 2 mins 40
Laura Try - 37 mins
Jen Dykxhoorn - 1 hr 7 mins
Jo Jo Rogers - 1 hr 35 mins
Georgie Akin-Smith - 1 hr 58 mins
Gemma Smith - 2 hr 28 mins
Rachel Wise - 2 hr 58 mins
@ 2 mins 40 seconds
Feeling a bit weird in January
Finding out she was pregnant!
Knackered, dealing with morning sickness
Going on a mental roller coaster
Not being able to tell people
Moving house & being surrounded by boxes
Processing the news
Going through a grieving process
Struggling with mental health
Publishing her blog posts
Feeling lonely while pregnant
Making her pregnancy her own experience
The first 3 months
Round ligament pain
Pregnancy Yoga via Youtube
Not fighting against it
The elephant in the room!
The London Marathon Ballot!
Being due early October
Plans for the future.. new business idea
Ice climbing in February?
How her diabetes has been affected by being pregnant
Having a starvation test
Eating a banana a day..
Trying to stay positive
Why you need to reach out to people
Starting with her blog - www.howdoesshedoitsite.wordpress.com
@ 37 mins
Listening back to part 3 of the podcast and crying about it
Being on the edge of nearly giving up
How it has all changed….
Getting a main sponsor!
Going to a business networking meeting every week #BNI
Asking for a dream referral and wanting to speak to Russell Quirk
6 week later being told he will be at the meeting
Should she mention the rowing trip?
Doing her research.. taking a deep breath and saying hello!
Going for it!
£2,000 to go
Becoming numb to emotion and not being able to feel anything
Why the challenge is not about rowing GB
Give some love to www.emoov.co.uk
Why it’s more than just the money
Getting physical and emotional support
Being a New World Record Holder!!!
Being a member of the Sub 7 Rowing Club
The world record row!
Fitness before the challenge…. & not being able to train properly for the past few months
£150 club? Still an option?
The plan to get the final £2k
Donations have stopped since she got a main sponsor
Guest speaking gigs - which is ticking a few boxes
Exhausted, scatter brain, forgetting things, never being so tired in her life!
Taking time off….
Moving house on Monday - 5 days before she goes rowing!
Having a job for when she comes back!
Starting her row on the 3rd June!
Mental skills coaching
Why it’s all about imagery!
8 weeks - follow along with Laura via her social media channels
It’s so easy!!
You can sponsor Laura at gofundme.com/ltfactor
Connect with Laura - Facebook, twitter, Youtube, and visit her website
@ 1 hour 7 mins
What’s been happening since we last spoke!
Moving countries and living in Stockholm
Getting to travel more
Experiencing Spring twice!
What she loves about Stockholm
Signing up for an Ultra Marathon in July (Eco Trail Ultra Marathon)
Doing long runs at the weekend and cycling to work everyday
Tips for running on new trails, using iPhones and having a back up plan
Getting the balance right between running and cycling while training
Using the ultra as a training exercise
Doing what she can do
Being prepared as much as she can while maintaining everything else in her life
Structured Reflection from using the Passion Planner
Having fewer obligations in Stockholm and being able to choose what she wants to do
Struggling with anxiety and why her tools helps her to create space
Dealing with the stress and pressure from work
Everyday magic goals!
Making music once a week! Taking up the harmonica
The 100 Day Challenge!
Tips for meditation
Planning for LEJOG - mapping and accommodation
Getting excited for her challenge!
Her goals for the coming weeks
Heading off to Budapest for a weekend getaway
You can follow Jen’s adventures at lovelyoutliers.com, or on Twitter @jendykxhoorn and Instagram @lovelyoutlier
Follow her Sister - Karen Dykxhoorn on Instagram @hopefulgoat & twitter @hopefulgoat
Jo Jo Rogers
@ 1 hour 35 mins
Dealing with injury
Focusing on recovery
Being angry with her injury
Getting a new rescue dog and training her to get use to cars
The frustration of not being able to run
Being able to get out to Texas to race!
Not pushing on her running, until race day
Heading down to Dallas, and getting to see her son as well
Running on cement in the heat!
Carrying her own hydration and not needing to stop at the aid stations
3 loop course of 10.33 mile course
Not having a time goal or a place goals
Assessing the other runners on the start line
Her goal for the race and wanting to run even laps
1 hr 30 mins for each loop - finishing 2nd women!!
Women placed - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th!
“Go the Girls!!”
The challenges during the race…
Running the last 3 miles faster and making an effort to stay over pace
Feeling fully recovered
Plans for the summer months
Sleep & nutrition
Meeting Jo Jo in Maine
Her "B" Goal - To run the fastest 50K for women over 50
Being the 2nd fastest female in the US for running 50K in 2016
Her "C" Goal - To get a PB in a 50K
Her 50k PB - 4 hr 5mins
@ 1 hour 58 mins
2 challenges done
Not being able to run London Marathon (but being able to defer it to next year)
Focus on cycling and 2 cycling challenges completed
What was going through her head before Mallorca 312
The pressure of having a cut off time of 14 hours and trying to do the distance in that time
The start line
Not sleeping well the night before and having a 5 am wake up call
Dealing with mountains from the start of the course
Eating every half an hour - which became harder and harder as the time went on
Getting to 290K
Dealing with the nerves and excitement at the start of the race
Deciding to carry on and not stop at the 220
The final 2 hours of the race and why they were so hard - mentally
Having not choice but to carry on (having a few tears)
What she’s learnt from the Mallorca experience
Going to the extremes of her mental and physical fitness
Pushing herself and gaining confidence from the experience
2 week rest and then cycling from London to Paris
Cycling with Laura Kennington
Meeting 10 new people and having a lose plan for the cycle
Having a MRI scan on her hip and being able to start running again
Racing to the finish line to make it in 24hrs!
Making changes to her 12 challenges
Doing a Tough Mudder with her parents in August
Having more of a focus on running and cycling
Getting to a good place with cycling and training for her next 100 mile race in July
Is she still enjoying herself?
Making the challenges work for her and her lifestyle
Why you can achieve more than you think
Georgie is blogging about all her challenges at www.gwhodares.com
@ 2 hours 28 mins
What’s Gemma has been up to
Climbing the Cosmiques Arête, how it came about and what it is
Why she decided to do it
Taking advantage of the weather and managing to get some skiing in
Fitness while climbing at altitude
What she’s learnt from climbing the Cosmiques Arête and how she will be able to apply it to future challenges
Building her confidence and gaining reassurance from the experience
Getting a new climbing partner
Climbing with a para climber and how it’s made her think differently
Getting half way up a 7a
London Ladies Climb - FB Group
How her personal training is coming along
What she’s focusing on with her training
Getting tickets for the ARC’TERYX CLIMBING ACADEMY
Going on a mountain clean up
Having to give up on May as a training month
Working brutal hours and struggling to get the balance
Feeling guilt about not training
Having to speak to her boss about her work
Plans for the coming months
Trying to get a routine back in her life
Not managing to make it to Scotland
The Sandstone Trail…on the list for July to test her endurance
Making a commitment and learning when to step back
Making more time for herself
Blogging… having more stuff to publish
Gemma is on Instagram @GemLaurenSmith & also on Twitter @GemlaurenSmith
@ 2 hours 58 mins
Summary from the last 2 months
The big things have been done
A family will be able to take the house furnished
A home has been found for the dog
Sorting out her job and speaking to her boss
Having the difficult conversation
Feeling relief that people now know
Running the Geneva Marathon!
Being ready for the next one!
Running her own race, and running at a steady pace
Pushing the dark throughs aside
How the children are coping with the upcoming changes
How Rachel is feeling about the trip
Not being super excited and more focused on getting things organised
Trying to save money and make money
Her experience with Air BnB
Dealing with back to back bookings
Renting the whole house out for July
Trying to fit it all in
Money and the budget..
Heading off in August!
The girls education for while on the road
The jobs that have to be done before they head off
The website - slowtravelfamily.com
Wanting to write more and share more blogs
What she hopes will have happened by October
You can read about Rachel’s family’s adventures at slowtravelfamily.com!
Schedule of future episodes
Part 1 - 1st January LIVE
Part 2 - 12th February LIVE
Part 3 - 2nd April LIVE
Part 4 - 28th May LIVE
Part 5 - 1st October
Part 6 - 19th November
Part 7 - 31st December
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