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Author: Lisa R Steingold

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I'm Lisa 🙋‍♀️ The bicycle is a great metaphor for life! It's up, it's down... So I decided to interview the bravest, most admired even the funniest of women who've found the sweet spot. Welcome Velo Dulce!
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This is my last podcast episode.2 years after starting Velo Dulce, I've decided to wrap up the show.I wanted to wrap it up by saying thank you to all the incredible women I've had the privilege to interview over the years.Thank you for all your wisdom, stories of bravery and courage, your authenticity and your wanting to make the world a better and brighter place.There were a few lessons I personally learned from the show;You're just the same as anyone else and yet at the same time not at all...
My guest today doesn't describe herself as a cyclist but she probably cycles as much as the average pro. If she isn't running up a storm.Miyelani Khumalo ran her first race on 19th January 2013, a 5km following her divorce.She has done over 50 marathons (yes that means more than 42.2km), more than 20 ultra-marathons (anything greater than 42km), and 3 Comrades marathons (yes, a whopping 90kms!)The 29th of July 2018 saw her take part in the Washie 100miler (162km) race in the Eastern Cape whic...
I was thrilled to chat to my friend Shanel Munger on this episode of Velo Dulce!Shanel is the Learning Manager at the South African Reserve Bank. She has a passion for partnering with business to create development journeys that build capacity, empower performance and drive business growth. She's also a TEDX speaker and spoke Mindfulness at work: a superpower to boost productivity and wellbeingAnd she's a phenomenal cyclist with a passion for the sport.I hope you love the chat as much as...
I've been thinking about #levellingup ALOT!Is it that fate just shines on some and others no? Do some just have better luck?The more I study and learn about pro-athletes and those at the top of their game, the more I see just how much of a difference Levelling up makes!The 3 rules of Levelling Up from my perspective?Show up! (And keep showing up!)Know up! (Put yourself in the know by constantly learning and knowing thyself) andNo up! Learn when to say No!I hope you enjoy this episode. He...
Tessa Kortekaas is the winner of the 2023 Titan Mountain Bike Race; a 6-day grueling event held annually in Morocco that goes through the Moroccan desert between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.Long story short. It's no joke. It was the first time Tessa took part in the race and yet she came out with the win.Having held a long and industrious sporting career, which ironically isn't related to mountain biking at all! She's had various achievements in skating, swimming and triath...
I finally did it! I wrote the novel I've been waiting to write my whole life! Learning to Love Lisa is the story of a woman stumbling through her forties in all her flaws and flailings. Moving (un)confidently from South Africa to Spain amidst a global pandemic, it all goes horribly wrong as she loses her job and realises that speaking Spanish is much more difficult than her app promised it would be.So I thought for something different in today's show I'd read out Chapter 1 of the book.I also ...
My guest today is Szifra Burke. Szifra was born to Yiddish parents, immigrants from Poland to America. She grew up in Massachusetts deeply affected and inspired by her immigrant parents’ Holocaust experiences and their indomitable tenacity. She has a real passion for storytelling, and for life too!In preparation for her interview, I watched her talk on WorldChannel about he she got her name. Well needless to say I ended up in tears.As with the women on my shows, this is one POWER ho...
Today's episode is a little outside the usual but I wanted to start the New Year by taking a look at the realities of life.Insta vs reality. It's a thing!Sometimes when I'm on Instagram I get depressed when I see everyone living large and living the dream. Then I look at my own Insta profile and actually it looks the same but it doesn't feel like that.This year I'm vowing to Stop comparing my life to othersAllow myself to be human and acknowledge my struggles (Which is really hard f...
Eva Wiggelendam is the team travel coordinator for MotoGP team Repsol Honda, one of the most prestigious teams in the MotoGP™ World Championship.She is the only female on the team that covered all the Grand Prix circuits in 2020 (the craziest year in history when the pandemic hit) and was featured as a #WomenInMotoGP star in 2021.Eva is competitive, passionate and committed and it was an absolute privilege to chat to her about...Life in MotoGPThe dedication needed for a high-performance caree...
I last spoke to Ariane Lüthi on the 23rd of September 2021 after her then-recent victory in the Swiss Epic. Since then a lot has happened. In her true courageous style Ariane has been public this year about her battles with Long Covid and chronic fatigue. BUT not one to just lie around and let life take over, she used the break in training to create Pump for PeaceOn this show, I love the stories of victory but the truth is victory is always fleeting. What is lasting is the Victorians th...
Being a high-performance athlete requires dedication, persistence, hard work and unrelenting commitment. And Chanelle Zackey-Prinsloo is the ultimate corporate athlete. Not only is she the National Marketing Director of the world’s most iconic brand, Ferrari but she has a vision that stretches far beyond her own ambitions. Coming from humble beginnings, she truly represents what it means to be a champion.We chatted;ChallengesWhat it takes to succeedAnd being South AfricanI hop...
Vera Looser is a professional cyclist from Namibia. She's represented her country in the Olympic Games, is fluent in 3 languages and competes at the highest level in cycling riding for a European team.Vera caught my attention some time ago when she rode the Titan Dessert Race (and came 2nd in the GC!) which is only one of the toughest mountain bike races around. Vera's list of 2022 titles ALONE includes;Winner of Namibian road champs, 2nd in the Titan Desert Race4th in the commonwea...
I recently cycled the Camino de Santiago. I wanted to share my thoughts here not because it was some epic physical feat but rather because it was a soulful excursion with a couple of life lessons learnt along the way.I learnt that 'el camino' means 'the way' and it really was a reflection on life and how we find ourselves on and off our paths.If you want to check out the 1-minute video, check it out here.Thank you for listening and see you next month!LisaSign up to my mailers if you'd like to...
Katee Gray founder of Holistic Endurance.She is a Performance Coach, Sports Nutritionist and self-confessed hormone nerd. Katee has a serious passion for optimising athletic and human potential utilising an integrated approach of wellness and performance for the everyday athlete.She spent over 15 years racing triathlon. She has a Bachelor Exercise Science (Major Sports Psychology) and has a Post graduate in Human Nutrition to name just a few of her qualifications!She is also the host of the P...
Carrie Leaf is a practising psychotherapist, holistic mindset coach, and hypnotherapist. She holds her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She completed her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Carrie is a mother to two twin boys (toddlers!) and a stepmother to their older brother and sister. She is a furbaby mom to two boxer dogs.AND she recently released her book "Therapize Yourself".I wanted to chat to Carrie because I was intrigued about how on earth she does it all and on her ...
Today, my superhuman guest is Hannele Steyn from Cape Town in sunny South Africa.Hannele is the former Sport and Wellness Advisor of the Intercare group, runs her own whole foods company Passion4Wholeness, has represented South Africa and has Springbok colours in biathlon, triathlon, duathlon, road cycling AND mountain biking.She’s completed the infamous TransAlps, Ironman. She is also 1 of 3 people in the world who have completed all 18 Cape Epic races and the only woman! (a race WHICH incid...
I just loved this conversation with Jasmine Davis!Jasmine is an artist, photographer, world traveller and freshly initiated rookie aka "novata" into Asturian-Spanish culture.She's also the maker of sentwithlovefromJasmine and I met, by mistake, on purpose as it happens and we discovered we both felt we were both meant to be Oprah!We discussed;What it's like NOT being OprahDealing with griefAnd being JOY so that others find you joyful!As always, listen, share and let me know what you think!Lis...
I’ve been wanting to chat to Cherise Willeit no jokes for about 10 years now as she seems to be someone who’s had her fair share of challenges and yet seems to smile through it all whilst still managing to voice her opinion and power her way forward.Cherise describes herself as Wife ❤Mother 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 Cyclist, Olympian🚴🏼 Seeking adventure with my family. 🏕⛰🏖Proudly South-African living in Germany 🇩🇪 🇿🇦 #ismile4burryWe spoke- Overcoming grief and loss- Second chances- Professional cycling AT THE ...
Molly Yurick is a "maatjie" as we say in South Africa or a mate of mine.Molly joined me on a 50km cycle as a newcomer to road cycling and it brought back memories for me of what it meant to first climb on a bicycle.What really blew my mind however was one night sitting on the couch seeing her name on the credits of Season 5 of Netflix's most-watched series "Money Heist"! I just knew we had to chat! And I've since dubbed her (excuse the pun) as the World's Best Spanish-English subtitler!We cha...
A couple of people have been asking about my story but more than that I wanted to share the message of rest and resilience and what that really means.Don't have time to listen? Okay here it is;When you try new things, you probably will fall on your ass but that's okay - it's how you level upResilience means showing up, not just doing the same thing over and overYou can rest while workingRecently Velo Dulce was ranked no 13 in The BEST 40 Cycling Podcasts! I started this show because I wanted ...
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