Hey everyone! I’m Molly Hurford, an outdoor adventurer and professional nomad obsessed with all things cycling, running, nutrition and movement-related. When not outside, I’m writing about being outside, travel, and athletic style on TheOutdoorEdit.com, interviewing world-class athletes and scientists for The Consummate Athlete Podcast, which I co-hosts with my equally-active husband. I’m obsessed with getting more women psyched on adventure and wellness, and host talks and clinics for female cyclists. I’m also the author of multiple books on cycling and nutrition, and writes for fitness and fashion magazines and sites.
But Saddle, Sore couldn’t have been written without quite a few brilliant minds working together. Thanks to these amazing women and men for their insights! And for those of you wondering about the doctors and coaches listed throughout the book, here they are:
Kristi Hawken Angevine MD, FACOG
Kristi Angevine is a board certified Ob/Gyn who attended ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. She completed her residency training in Chattanooga, TN where she has now been in private practice for the last four years. Her husband sparked her interest in cycling over 10 years ago and she primarily enjoys mountain biking and cyclocross. Currently, she is a team member of Motor Mile Racing. Given her interest in women’s health and biking, she has cultivated a passion for health promotion and counseling patients about the benefits of exercise and healthy eating. Beyond her vocation, she likes spending as much time as she can reading, riding, cooking and going on family adventures with her husband, Anthony, and their (amazingly cute, sweet, charming) 18 month old daughter, Roslyn.
Peter Glassford, R.Kin
Peter Glassford has been an endurance coach for over 10 years with smartathlete.ca . He specializes in bike skill development (bikeskillsproject.com) and the optimization of training in the busy lives of the athletes he coaches. As a Registered Kinesiologist, he provides a unique movement-based approach to the health and performance of his clients. In his own athletic pursuits he is the Canadian Leadville record holder, fifth at 2013 Canadian XC Nationals and lifetime student of any and all cycling disciplines.
Heidi Bell Grissom
Dr. Bell is a graduate of Brody School of Medicine who returned there on the clinical faculty in 2008 after completing residency at UT-Houston/LBJ Hospital and spending two years in full-time medical mission work in Quiché, Guatemala. She was honored to become the Clinical Clerkship Director for OB/GYN in 2010, and has a passion for curricular innovation and teaching especially at the medical undergraduate level. Outside of medicine, she is the mother of two and spends any free time possible enjoying the musical talents of the regional band “Spare Change,” which her husband Matt plays with. She is an active participant in APGO (The Association for Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics), and most of her leadership and teaching training comes from APGO’s excellent academic programs, including the APGO Scholars and Leaders Program which she completed in 2013. She’s not an athlete, but love taking care of patients who are and working with them to meet their unique needs as women!
A veteran cyclist, Beth began her cycling retail career at Bicycle Sport Shop in Austin, Texas in 1997. After managing a specialty cycling store [Bike Barn] in Houston, Polar Electro hired Beth as a Tech Rep serving their cycling, running and fitness retailers in Texas. Beth then managed a large specialty running retailer [Luke’s Locker] before Polar Electro moved her to Colorado to serve as their Colorado and Utah Sales Rep. Beth shifted back to the cycling industry in 2009 becoming one of Pearl Izumi’s Sales Reps for Colorado and Wyoming. Beth was responsible for PI’s cycling and running apparel lines. When Shimano decided to join sales forces with its subsidiary, they retained Beth to exclusively represent cycling for Shimano and Pearl Izumi. In 2013, Beth returned to Austin as District Manager for Texas Running Company owned by Denver based Running Specialty Group. Now, Beth works with Assos North America.
Janina has been a sports scientist for the past 26 years, and has worked in the Research & Development department at RTI Sports/Ergon since September 2013. Her focus is ergonomics and product testing there. She earned her Bachelor of Science in “Sports science” at Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen/Germany, and her Master of Science in “Sports Technology” at German Sports University Cologne/Germany, where she wrote her master’s thesis: “Sitting discomfort of female road and mountain bike cyclists: Is it possible to optimize the pressure distribution and to raise the sitting comfort by utilizing specific constructional features?”
Esther Yun is a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist in Cambridge, MA. She, her husband, and their two akitas spend as much time outdoors as possible. Although she is new to the sport, she has fallen in love with cycling in all forms. Her husband, Dan, runs the Wheelworks Mountain Bike Racing Team and since her racing debut last season, she has been totally bitten by the bug. Besides riding together as much as possible, they hope to inspire and help new riders fall in love with cycling as much as they have.