Episode 10: Georgia Ellenwood
Heptathlete Georgia Ellenwood talks Olympics, social media and how she found confidence
Today, heptathlete Georgia Ellenwood joins the podcast to talk with Christina about the postponement of Tokyo 2020, finding confidence and how she really feels about social media.
Georgia is a jack of all trades when it comes to track and field, participating in the heptathlon, the women’s version of the decathlon. While seven events might make your head spin, it’s where she excels, having won the 2018 NCAA Division 1 title in the event while attending the University of Wisconsin. But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Georgia as she’s dealt with a few injuries throughout her career. But Georgia says those injuries helped her find the confidence she needed and realized she had to take charge of what she wanted to happen in life.
That mindset led to her first major deal; a contract with Under Armor Canada, and chance at making her Olympic debut with Team Canada at Tokyo 2020. In today’s episode, Georgia talks about the stress of the games being postponed and the impact it has on her career trajectory.
Today, Georgia discusses how the break due to COVID-19 has had a some positives as she’s been able to hone her passion as an artist, connect with her social media followers more regularly and reconnect with friends and family. She also shares her thoughts on how scary the transition from college to career can be and what she’d like to see change when it comes women’s combined events.
We also talk about:
• Tokyo Olympics • Transition from college to career
• Her passion for art
• The importance of being body positive
“I think I blamed a lot of my insecurities or doubts about my ability on external things, and so I thought those things were happening to me instead of me blocking them out or creating change. And I think when I realized I was in charge with what I wanted to happen…that’s when I started to be more active about it, and that really helped.”
- Georgia Ellenwood, Heptathlete
Guest Info – Georgia Ellenwood
Host Info – Christina Heydanus
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