Friendship Fest with Jess Sims & Kirsten Ferguson

Ali on the Run Show Episode 551: Friendship Fest with Jess Sims & Kirsten Ferguson

“It’s really special when your friend becomes family.”

Some friendships build, grow, and develop over time. Others are instant. For Peloton instructors Jess Sims and Kirsten Ferguson, the best friendship was immediate. In the final episode of Friendship Fest Season 2, Jess and Kirsten talk about how they met (through Peloton, naturally), why they hit it off right away, and what it’s like when a friend becomes family. Plus, “the Starbucks story” that Jess is still mad about, what it’s like being Peloton-famous, and why it was so important for Kirsten to be there when Jess ran the 2022 Boston Marathon.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Jess and Kirsten introduce each other (4:15)
  • How Jess and Kirsten met and became friends (7:05)
  • What it’s like when new instructors join the Peloton team (13:00)
  • “The Starbucks story” (18:20)
  • On being Peloton-famous (25:45)
  • All about Kirsten’s epic pool parties (28:50)
  • On Jess’s special bond with Kirsten’s daughters (31:30)
  • The day Jess ran the Boston Marathon — and Kirsten was there as her #1 cheerleader (36:45)
  • Jess and Kirsten share the moments when they felt the most proud of each other (46:00)

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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