Selene Yeager is my guest on Sparta Chicks Radio this week.
Selene is a professional health and fitness writer who is also the author or co-author of 6 books including the incredibly popular ‘Roar’ with Dr Stacy Sims.
Selene is also an extraordinary athlete in her own right. She’s been a semi-professional athlete since her late 30s and has competed in everything from Hawaii Ironman to 7 day mountain bike stage races and 200 mile (that’s 320km) gravel classics.
And she hosts the popular podcast ‘Hit Play Not Pause' for active performance-minded women in their 40s and beyond.
In this conversation we discuss:
* her childhood love of riding her bike and why she says she never saw a flat road until later in life,
* how riding her bike helped her find herself after a series of abusive relationships and a really bad eating disorder left her feeling lost,
* winning her age group in her first Ironman race and then competing at the Ironman World Championships in Kona 6 weeks later, and why she describes it as a “year of destiny”,
* the line between having a healthy drive and an unhealthy one,
* that she was a “late bloomer’ in endurance sports, only becoming a semi-professional mountain biker in her late 30s
* her advice for women interested in mountain biking or off-road cycling,
* how she came to meet and work with Dr Stacey Sims, and the changes she made as a result of what she learnt,
* the podcast she hosts with our friend at Live Fiesty media called “Hit Play Not Pause” for menopausal athletes.
Plus we discuss the new project she’s working; another book with Dr Stacey Sims on menopause.
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