Something you hear very little about in the mainstream cycling media is motherhood. And yet, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and caring for little humans all have a profound impact on our bodies and our relationship with the bike.
To talk about some of these issues, I’ve brought in Ali Frendin, who runs Mountain Bike Mamas. She has lots of insight on pelvic floor health, getting back on the bike after childbirth, and the psychological impact of motherhood.
If you are a mom (or are thinking of becoming a mom), you’ll want to listen to this episode.
Things We Chat About In This Episode
- Riding during pregnancy including the decision on whether or not to ride, things you need to do to keep your baby safe, and the physical changes we go thru.
- Pelvic floor health and how to get help.
- Getting back on the bike after childbirth and why you shouldn’t rush back.
- Mom guilt, exhaustion, and other reasons motherhood keeps us from getting back on the bike.
- Breasteeding and weaning and how both affect our performance.
- Biking with our kids.
Listen To This Episode
Connect With Ali/MTB Mamas
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About The Host
Kristen Bonkoski is the founder and owner of Femme Cyclist.
An avid cyclist for a few decades now, she took to cycling during her late teen years — a time when she needed something to help boost her self-esteem and confidence.
Mission accomplished, the sport has become an important part of her life. Kristen’s favorite disciplines are mountain biking and bike commuting, although you can also find her cranking out a century on her road bike and touring with her husband and son. If it has to do with two wheels, she enjoys doing it.
Kristen is a certified USA Cycling coach, and she runs Rascal Rides, a website about biking with kids.
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A podcast for women who love bicycles! We we celebrate all forms of riding and all forms of women, so whether you’re a road cyclist, mountain biker, or bike commuter, you’ll find your community here. Each week we’ll week bring you interviews from inspiring women, and offer tips and tricks to help you thrive on the bike.