Then vs. now challenge?

8 years ago, on the left. 19 years old. Sophomore year of collegiate track and field; photo preceded by several months of overtraining and my first knee surgery.  “Underweight” in comparison to other NCAA throwers and according to the majority of my coaches. (What a wild world to live in when 195 lbs is tooContinue reading “Then vs. now challenge?”

My B if this makes you uncomfortable

Today is Memorial Day. A day to remember and mourn those who have died in service of the United States. Today is also the last day of Mental Health Awareness month. Not only do most of us honor those who lost their lives while serving in the military, but also those who served and passedContinue reading “My B if this makes you uncomfortable”

27 year old “what if” story

You ever hear about somebody’s story, or maybe listen to them tell their story first hand, and think to yourself… like what if just one person intervened? What if ONE single positive adult stepped in and said, “Hey, you’ve been through a lot. I can feel that. I can see it’s affecting you still today.Continue reading “27 year old “what if” story”

The problem with planning

There’s this really awesome quote by this guy named Joseph Campbell that I have been hung up on for years. Google would tell you that Campbell’s work as an author and a professor at Sarah Lawrence College covers the “aspects of human experience” – feel free to dig a little deeper into that one onContinue reading “The problem with planning”

Are you limiting your own happiness?

You know that feeling when you have been working towards a goal for months or years, and then you finally get there… and… nothing? Maybe you’re excited and relieved because you finally made it; you finally made it happen. Or maybe you are a little frustrated because you made it but you feel like youContinue reading “Are you limiting your own happiness?”

One big gigantic process

This phrase has been running through my head often lately, both for myself and for many of the athletes I’ve been working with. I have certainly written on this topic before, but it’s worth talking about again… and probably again after that… and again some more. (That kinda rhymes, you’re welcome.) “Everything happens for aContinue reading “One big gigantic process”

Where do I find the reset button?

Halfway into January. Uh what? Oh, you couldn’t find it either? Wait, let me check… Nope. Not there… And also not there. Also, no, you’re not alone. I’m here with you. Can’t seem to find it anywhere. The new year always comes so jam packed full of high expectations and resolutions and goals. A plethoraContinue reading “Where do I find the reset button?”

Unprecedented women in unprecedented times

2020 has been a doozy. Am I right, my friends? The science tells us that we have a tendency to remember more bad stuff than good stuff. And if we are being real about 2020, the significant overuse of the word “unprecedented” is on the end of a very long list of obstacles we facedContinue reading “Unprecedented women in unprecedented times”