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Tough Girl Podcast

The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU! I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges. Please check out the Tough Girl Challenges website - www.toughgirlchallenges.com and follow on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL
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Jul 26, 2016

Renee McGregor is a leading sports and eating disorder specialist dietitian.  She is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register, and is a member of the BDA’s Sports Nutrition Specialist Group.

With over 15 years' experience working in nutrition, Renee works with elite athletes, coaches and sport science teams to provide nutritional strategies to enhance sport performance and manage eating disorders.

She is the author of the best-selling book Training Food, which went straight to number one in Amazon's Fitness Training category in April 2015.

Renee is a regular contributor to health and fitness publications such as BBC Food, Triathlon 220 and Outdoor Fitness.  Renee speaks at nutrition conferences across the globe, and was recently keynote speaker at the Sports Performance Conference at The University of Bath, and the Bone Health and Stress Fracture Conference at the Institute of Sport Exercise & Health.

Show notes

  • What’s the difference between a dietician and a nutritionist and why it matters
  • Where her passion for food, diet & nutrition came from
  • How she developed her career and why it was important for her to continue her education while she had young children
  • Growing up in an Asian family and her relationship with food, and how family impacted on it
  • How the message around healthy eating has got everyone confused about what to eat
  • Getting your nutrition right while training and how you can do this with a family
  • Body image and why we shouldn’t all be trying to achieve just one body type
  • Having young daughters and being a role model to them
  • Why your attitude is so important
  • The biggest myths that need to be debunked! Do carbs make you fat? - True or False?
  • Lets talk about sugar…. 
  • How much protein do you need?
  • Health bloggers…..
  • Being diagnosed with an auto immune disease and the impact its had on her life
  • How’s best to recovery after a training session - is it a protein shake or a steak?
  • Supplements and why you should be taking Vitamin D every day
  • Training Food: Get the Fuel You Need to Achieve Your Goals - Before, During and After Exercise

Links

Renee Website 

@mcgregor_renee I’m also on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL

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Jul 19, 2016

Ann has dominated long-distance running for nearly two decades. During her career which spanned over 20 years, she’s broken 20 world records in distances ranging from 40 to 100 miles, qualified three times in the marathon for the US Olympic trials, won the Western States 100 14 times, and set a course record at the Leadville 100 that has stood for more than 20 years.

Ann now lives a quieter life in the country, in this podcast we get to go back in time to learn more about Ann and how she first got into running, why she’s so passionate about the sport and why she ensures she’s having fun!

Show notes

  • Ann introduces herself in her own words
  • How Ann first got her start into running
  • Running her first six minute mile!
  • Going back to high school when girls were not meant to run
  • Dealing with failure at a young age and how it motivated her to perform
  • Why hard work pays off 
  • Why being able to solve problems can make you a better ultra runner
  • 6 weeks to train for her first 50 mile race at 25 years old and getting to meet her running idol 
  • Dealing with self doubt and how it motivates her to try harder 
  • Messing up her training by doing too much and how it took failure at Western States for Ann to learn from all her mistakes
  • A brief history of Western States
  • The Leadville 100 and dealing with pain and tiredness
  • Why you need your own mantras when running 
  • The Ps in ultra running - Positive, Planning, Preparing, Pacing, Problem solving, Progressing
  • Trying to stay in the moment and living in the now
  • Her race strategy and why pacing was key
  • Winning Comrades Marathon by 2 mins!
  • Dealing with the loss of her mum and being a mentor for the runners she coaches
  • Final words of advice for potential ultra runners

Links

Ann Trason - Website

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Jul 12, 2016

Emily is an oceans advocate, skipper and artist; a graduate of Cambridge University with a degree in Architecture; and Director of global organisation Pangaea Explorations.

She is the youngest and only female recipient of Yachtmaster of the Year, awarded by HRH Princess Royal after rounding the planet on the record-breaking biofuelled boat, Earthrace; spending 6 months living on a tiny Tongan island organising the largest ever community led cleanup; and discovering previously unknown oceanic gyres – huge areas of marine plastic pollution accumulation.

Her organisation, Pangaea Explorations, specialises in enabling scientists, filmmakers and everyday people to explore the most remote parts of our planet to collect data on global issues and develop solutions to the challenges facing today’s society.

Show notes

  • Emily introduces herself and shares more about what she does and why she loves the ocean
  • Joining the boat “Earthrace”  at 21 and having the opportunity to travel the world.
  • What Emily learnt about herself while traveling at such a young age and how it changed the direction of her life
  • What the ocean taught her about living in the moment and why you need to reacts and respond to your external circumstances. 
  • Explaining the role of ocean advocate and what she does to create positive change 
  • Heading out to Tonga to help educate the people, work with the local government, and arranging a massive clean up of the coast line
  • The Pangaea Exploration
  • Studying the plastic pollution of the oceans and how micro plastics are impacting on the planet
  • Exploring Greenland by sailing along the North West Passage & seeing the raw beauty of the Arctic 
  • Becoming a skipper and what she’s learnt about leadership from the role
  • Her first big trans-atlantic crossing & the challenges she faced and overcame
  • Feeling like a fraud and faking it till you make it
  • Exploring Mindsets & why a shift in thinking can change the world
  • Exploring the Mississippi 
  • Questions to ask yourself in order to find out your values
  • Finding out what’s next for Emily and why she heading back to land

 

Links for Emily!

Emily Penn Website 

Emily Penn twitter @EmilyPenn 

Instagram @MissEmilyPenn 

Emily Penn on Facebook 

Pangaea Exploration 

 

Come say hi to me on twitter -  I’m @_TOUGH_GIRL

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Jul 5, 2016

Belinda has worked on numerous major international expeditions over the last 22 years; as a diver, field biologist, expedition leader, expedition manager, and award winning adventure film-maker. 

She founded Explorers Connect with the belief, “there is an explorer in everyone and adventure is one of the best things in life”. Her goals are to; inspire and support the adventure community through collaboration and connections.

Show notes

  • Having a wild childhood and growing up feral on a small island
  • How the Duke of Edinburgh Award changed the direction of her life
  • Making the decision when she was 18 years old to spend a year working and traveling in Africa
  • Dealing with the challenges that Africa threw her way and why she decided to continue travelling
  • Why heading off to Africa on her own was the best decision she ever made
  • Leadership skills and what makes a good leader
  • Her rowing challenge around Great Britain and getting a Guinness World Record at the same time
  • Why she decided on this rowing challenge and why she needed to do something that she could fail at
  • Why she set up Explorers Connect
  • Advice about money and funding for expeditions
  • The adventure industry and how it has changed over the years 
  • Why women are changing the adventure industry slowly and what you can do to help to keep the momentum going
  • Final words of advice to inspire you to go on your own adventure and why you need to start now!!!

Links

 

Say hi to Belinda on twitter @ExplorersTweet - I’m also on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL

 

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