In episode 273 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Eloise Wellings – (OLY). 3x AUS 10,000m Champion, ‘Postpartum Return to Sport on this Featured Performer episode.
Eloise is a dual Australian Olympian featuring the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic Games whereby in 2016 Eloise was a 5000m and 10,000m finalist, 4x Australian Commonwealth Games representative, she is a mother of 2 beautiful children, daughter Indy and son Sonny, those that know and follow Eloise know her passion for her Foundation, where she co-founded the Love Mercy Foundation.
Eloise speaks corporately with prior featured expert of the show Rory Darkens around unlocking an Olympian mindset. Eloise shares openly around her challenges returning to sport postpartum, what she has learned across two pregnancies, the disappointment of incurring bone stress injuries postpartum and the psychology that accompanies that, her pending book release titled ‘One More Try’ and the Love Mercy's Mother Run.
Listen in as we delve into the following:
- Approach to return to running
- “One More Try” Book Overview
- ‘The Mother Run’ initiative
- Differences in return to running after each child
- Lessons learned and unlearned
- Triggers of Bone Injury
- Top Tips for women running post-partum
- Managing expectations post-partum
- Physical Challenge
- Mother Run Raiser
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“You’ve got to be able to do the work without getting injured to be fit and strong.”
“I still have the drive and passion for what I do, if you have those things you can make it through any challenges that come up.”
“At the end of the day, it’s just about coming back to the process of getting through it.”
“Don’t rush your come back.” – Top Tip
“Find a good strength and condition Coach” - Strength and Conditioning Tip
“Make sure you get enough energy and meet your energy demands” - Top Tip on fuelling post-partum
“Being flexible and free and having grace is important so you can enjoy the process.”
To follow Eloise Wellings
Episode 32 of The Physical Performance Show featuring Eloise Wellings – AUS Dual Olympian, 5000m & 10,000m Olympic Finalis
Episode 107 of The Physical Performance Show featuring Eloise Wellings (2x AUS Olympian) & Julius Achon (2x Ugandan Olympian)
To sponsor Eloise - Mother Run Fundraiser 2021
04:27 Welcome Eloise Wellings
06:40 Approach to return to running
10:15 “One More Try” Book Overview
13:17 ‘The Mother Run’ initiative
18:03 Differences in return to running after each child
26:23 Lessons learned and unlearned
35:40 Triggers of Bone Injury
40:20 Top Tips for women running post-partum
47:58 Managing expectations post-partum
51:50 Physical Challenge
53:52 Mother Run Raiser
Dr Brandi Cole
- Specialist Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician
Jess Stenson (nee Trengove)
– Dual AUS Olympic Marathoner + Dual Commonwealth Games Marathon Bronze Medallist: Return to sport postpartum, Episode 34
and 272 of The Physical Performance Show
(OLY) - 5x AUS 3000m Steeplechase Champion ‘Returning to Sport Postpartum’, Episode 271 of The Physical Performance Show
- Psychology Researcher, Mental Skills Coach, ‘Positive Psychology for the Endurance Athlete’, Episode 252 of The Physical Performance Show
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