January 31, 2017

Jen is a 41 year old Running and Triathlon Coach based in Australia who loves trail running and being outdoors. About 12 years ago, she was an over-stressed, over-weight and over-worked Lawyer and then she went for a run - and life hasn’t been the same since!

Since then she’s done 2 x 50km races and a 100km team event. She hiked and climbed mountains on 4 continents (including mountaineering in Nepal,...

January 26, 2017

Audrey is a freelance Business Consultant and Project Manager specialising in IT delivery and business change, an ultra-marathon runner and extreme adventure racer, motivational speaker, mother and wife. 

Having done all that she could to avoid participating in sport at school she came to running late at the age of 34 when she ran her first 10k race to raise funds for her local hospital. She then moved...

January 25, 2017

Looking back on 2016, it’s been a busy year. I’ve had over fifty inspirational women on the Tough Girl podcast, the Tough Girl Tribe has grown to more than 700 members and we’ve even had our first Tough Girl meet-up! 

If you’re a regular listener of the podcast you’ll have heard me talk about Patreon, but you may not be a hundred percent sure what it actually is. So today, I wanted to share some more d...

January 24, 2017

Philippa never thought that at the age of 44 she would be cycling 5,000 miles from the top of Norway to the south of Spain. Let alone on her own. She wasn’t an endurance cyclist and had never wild camped on her own.

January 22, 2017

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars is the first American ever to win a world championship in Judo. Besides practicing judo, AnnMaria is President of an educational video game startup and has earned four degrees. Clearly, she knows a thing or two about being a champion! AnnMaria joined me on the Tough Girl Podcast to share her story and the experiences that taught her what it takes to be a champion.

Her mental strat...

January 17, 2017

AnnMaria began practicing judo at the age 12 and it changed the direction of her life. She found her passion and her calling, and by age 19 she was winning National Competitions. Not only was she training and competing in Judo, at the highest level, she also raised four daughters and managed to achieve her Bachelors, her Master, her PHD, and an MBA! 

During this podcast, we learn more about AnnMaria, h...

January 10, 2017

Stephanie is a 34 year old Canadian human rights lawyer who discovered ultra running eight years ago.

After completing a year in Afghanistan with the UN in 2013, she took a job in South Sudan in 2014 assisting people who were displaced by violence, which required her to live in a tent in very basic conditions. That same year, she started a charity called Free to Run, which provides...

January 4, 2017

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January 3, 2017

Ali went along to the Women’s Adventure Expo in October 2015 where she picked up a leaflet about the Tough Girl Podcast, and by May 2016, she was peddling her old Alpine stars mountain bike on a 767-mile, 13-day adventure from South Wales to Chamonix.

At the age of 41 she had found something exciting to give her a new focus, after forcibly retiring from sport due to old knee injuries. The ride to Cham...

January 1, 2017

7 Women - 7 Challenges came about back in October after discussions and feedback from the Tough Girl Tribe. It was decided as well as having inspirational interviews with the women who were the elite and the best of the best. I also wanted to connect and share the stores of, everyday women, real women, ordinary women, who are out their living full lives and saying yes to challenges and adventures. Thi...

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