My daughter is asking Santa for a puppy and other unattainable Christmas requests in my house.
It happens to many of us. We hang up our competitive uniform and swear we won’t step back into, but then there’s a comeback…
I love the endless opportunity our kids have, but do you ever wonder if our kids are too busy?
No matter how prepared you are, or aren’t, you have the same wonder…What will the day bring? How painful will it be? Because a marathon always comes with pain.
It’s easy to realize why I sign up for races. I started competing at the age of 4…Oh wait…I started competing once I realized I was competitive and had a brother. Those 2 things, competition and my brother, were key ingredients to the beginning of my swimming career. I wanted to be right there with MORE »
I never played organized soccer or hockey, thus I’ve never had a real shot at a hat trick. So when I heard about the opportunity to run a “hat trick” of my own at the Runner’s World Festival, the only answer possible answer for me was “Hell, yeah!” It wasn’t until my virtual coach for the upcoming MORE »
We watched her eyes follow all her teammates as they went up to accept their awards and then come sit back down next to her admiring them. She didn’t smile and she didn’t cry. We were wondering when it was going to hit her. When she was going to realize she was the only one not to win a ribbon or medal. And then it did hit her, but it wasn’t what I expected, and that’s when it hit me is that my kid is a better person than I am.
The moment I hung up my competitive swimsuit, I grabbed a pair of running shoes…Since then, I have run wherever my job has taken me. With all that legwork under me, I thought I’d share a little exploring insight and my 10 favorite running destinations.
Life is funny, especially when you are not the same as, say, 90% of the population. That’s the percentage I found while researching the number of people who are left handed. Wikipedia came back with somewhere between 7-10% of the population as left-hand dominant. Amazing. You’d think it would be closer to 50%, or at MORE »
I may be an “expert” in swimming, but due to the time I spent acquiring that title, I’m quite clueless on how other sports work and train…which makes me like every other parent…Olympian or not. I am a full-on rookie sport parent, and I’m loving every second of it. Well, sort of…
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