037. GIRL TALK with Ashley: Motherhood, Hypothyroidism, Betty Squad, and all things TriLife
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GIRL TALK with Ashley: Motherhood, Hypothyroidism, Betty Squad, and all things TriLife


Episode 37: Show Notes.


It is humbling to learn a new skill, especially when you are an adult! Our guest today took on the challenge of learning how to swim, from zero to triathlete distances, as an adult. Today I sat down with Ashley, who is also a member of the Betty Squad and is truly inspiring and motivating. I definitely suggest you go and check out her Instagram feed (@tri_mom_of4). She is an athlete, triathlete, art teacher, wife, and mom to four! Today, Ashley shares how she manages to live with an autoimmune disease, something we connected on personally, all the while being a mom of four, and tackling the training for a variety of triathlon distances. She also goes into what it means to be part of the Betty Squad and shares her why she races, levels up, and pushes herself to accomplish the sporting endeavours she signs up for. You don’t want to miss out, so tune in today!


Key Points From This Episode:


  • Ashley time with the Betty Squad and how she became involved in sports.
  • The story about learning to swim as an adult in preparation for triathlons.
  • Ashley's inspiration and motivation to complete triathlons and other sports endeavours.
  • How Ashley manages life and training, living with hypothyroidism.
  • The key role that nutrition plays in her navigating life with an autoimmune disease.
  • Ashley shares what her year looks like with regard to races.
  • Systems she uses to help with her training: Tridot and TrainingPeaks.
  • Ashley's preference in race distances.
  • What it means to her to be part of the Betty Squad.
  • Her central why: why she races, levels up, and pushes herself.




“Staying consistent and putting in the time and effort really pays off in the long run!” — Ashley [0:07:48]


“I think diet and sleep, and all those little pieces together helps me to keep my energy up and keep moving — and feeling like I actually am me! I think with hypothyroidism you don’t actually feel like yourself when you go through really low lows and your numbers are off. It’s like an out of body experience.” — Ashley [0:09:20]


“There is definitely something I’ve learned at every race — which was fun and that was motivating right there, to just keep at it and think about what I would learn today.” — Ashley [0:16:32]


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


Ashley on Instagram

Betty Designs

Betty Squad



Britt Anderson

Britt Anderson on Instagram

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