Grin and Grind It

Grin and Grind It

www.jessicamcwhirt.com
A podcast where I chat with fellow WTf (Women/trans/femme) athletes who are kicking ass and smiling through defeat and victory in their sport. My hope is that this podcast will encourage you to stray outside your comfort zone, to think about the world differently, and to accept people for who they are. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grinandgrindit/support


11 | All things bike commuting - Interview with Brittney Compton
Jun 25 • 40 min
I had the opportunity to speak with my teammate and friend, Brittney, who’s been commuting to work for the past six years. We talk about all (okay, most) things bike commuting like: -tips for commuting for the first time -bike theft -hybrid vs road bikes…
10 | Cycling is Community - Interview with Dawn Manfredonia
Jun 3 • 53 min
Dawn is a Cat 4 cyclist in Colorado and Team Director of Revolution Women’s Cycling. In this episode, we chat about her beginnings in bike racing and where she’s at now. We discuss what it’s like to put on a bike race as her team hosts the Denver Federal…
9 | Intrinsic Motivation
Jan 25 • 27 min
Right now we’re setting our 2019 goals or we’re creating fucket lists. Motivation is high at the beginning of the new year but where will you be in June? Will you have reached your goals, halfway to it, or gave up? I give you 5 tips to keep you…
8 | Don’t be afraid to ask - Interview with Meredith Miller
Jan 1 • 67 min
Welcome to episode 8. My guest is Meredith Miller, an ex-road and cyclocross racing “pro.” I met Meredith during a Rapha club ride and I had no idea who I had the pleasure of riding with in the brutal Boulder winds. She raced for numerous teams and I…
7 | Start Small - Interview with Katie Macarelli
Nov 18, 2018 • 55 min
There’s no bad weather, just bad clothes. That’s what Katie Macarelli would say. Katie is a local Colorado hero in the cycling world and I spoke to her on today’s podcast episode. She was one of my inspirations to start commuting to work. I remember…
6 | Performance Efficiency with Food - Interview with Heidi Strickler
Oct 28, 2018 • 70 min
Heidi loves empowering and educating her clients, and walking with them as they chase and achieve their goals. She believes in, and practices, a whole food approach to nutrition. “Regardless of what eating lifestyle you prescribe to, the majority of your…
1 | Be Gracious When You Fail - Interview with Angela Pitzer
Oct 6, 2018 • 31 min
In this interview, I speak with my teammate, Angela, about her successful virtual racing in the CVR World Cup. She was one of the Top 10 female Zwifters brought to California to compete in the final competition. —- Support this podcast:…
5 | If You Build It, They Will Come - Interview with Ash Hall
Sep 24, 2018 • 40 min
In Episode 5, I interviewed an old teammate, Ash Hall about their favorite kind of bike racing - alley cats. We learn why some people are given tables at checkpoints and how urban races are way more gender inclusive than any other race right now, like…
4 | Learn to Suffer - Interview with Kate Bennett
Aug 28, 2018 • 47 min
Dr. Bennett and I discuss how she got into sports psychology and the conversation really focuses on mindfulness and how developing that can help us perform better in athletics. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grinandgrindit/support
3 | Race to Fail - Interview with Anna Dorovskikh
Jul 20, 2018 • 53 min
I sit down with Anna, a Cat 2 cyclist in Boulder, Colorado who’s not just a friend, but my competition. She’s humble, encouraging, and is a self-coached athlete. We chat about her moving from Russia to Colorado when she was 10, how she got into cycling,…
2 | Give Yourself Grace - Interview with Stacey Richardson
Jun 26, 2018 • 33 min
An honest discussion with Stacey Richardson about her mental health struggles and how she continues to excel as an athlete and individual. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grinandgrindit/support