25: Jessica Gumkowski on Triathlon, Yoga, and Meditation

Jessica Gumkowski is a triathlete, yoga teacher, and massage therapist. Jessica has been involved in triathlon since 2004 and is currently training for her third Ironman, Lake Placid in July 2014. She is a life-long yoga practitioner and now teaches yoga at Newport Power Yoga. Jessica studied massage therapy at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy from 2004-2006 and specializes in orthopedic and sports massage.

In this episode we discuss Jessica’s yoga and triathlon backgrounds, exploring the challenges she faced when encountering both disciplines. She shares her experiences on the power of meditating while racing triathlons. Jessica reveals how she balances her schedule by slowing down. Lastly, Jessica gives listeners the inside scoop on her plant-based nutrition, recovery regimen, and what races are ahead for her in 2014.

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