Episode 46

November 17, 2021

00:39:57

Lenya, The One, That Weightlifting Champion 

Lenya, The One, That Weightlifting Champion 
Women Bridging the Gap
Lenya, The One, That Weightlifting Champion 
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Show Notes

Lenya performed at a weightlifting competition last week and is here to tell ua all about it. Not only did she tell us about how she won and what it was like, but explained the sport and the competition, how it’s judged, and what comes next.

 

Holidays are coming up, so we discuss what we have planned, and how we plan to not eat too much, famous last words.

 

But don’t think we just forgot about race issues, rounding out the episode we discuss Kyle Writtenhouse’s trial, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and how that trial is getting less attention, and the overall weight of news today.

 

Alexandra was on a Gen-X trivia night podcast episode you can find here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/who-will-save-generation-x-trivia-game-show/id1550660608

 

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Don’t join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981). We’re probably going to end it and move to TikTok.

 

Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])

 

You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) 

 

Or on Instagram:

* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one)

* And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)

* And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/)

 

This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more.

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