On this episode of The RMA Podcast we speak to Jessica Stenson (Trengove). Jessica is one of Australia’s greatest runners, particularly over the marathon distance, having competed in many major competitions around the world since her debut Marathon in Nagoya Japan in March 2012 where she earned a spot on her first Olympic team.
In this conversation we chat to Jess about her side-step from a traditional sporting pathway like netball to running in her early 20’s. We discuss her journey to qualifying and competing in her first Olympic games in London in 2012, through to claiming the prized Bronze medal in the marathon at the Glasgow commonwealth games in 2014, and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 as well as her second Olympic experience in Rio in 2016.
We talk to Jess about her rise in the sport, and how becoming a first-time mum in 2019 has changed her perspective on the sport that she loves. We discuss the challenges of motherhood through her own shared experience, from returning to training and competing after birth, sleep deprivation and its’ impact, to breastfeeding before and after competition. We talk to Jess about what she loves about motherhood, her relationship with her new body, and what she is looking forward to as she combines both her loves, motherhood and running into the future.
We also chat about the story behind Rundies undies – a sports underwear business that Jess started with her husband (Dylan Stenson) and brother (Jack Trengove) in 2016 with invaluable support and feedback from the RMA community.
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This conversation is fun and candid and you will love hearing how Jess has navigated this time becoming a mum along with juggling training and competing to be her best as both as a mum, and an athlete.
You can follow Jess at:
Facebook: Jessica Trengove
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