In writing the post from last week, I took to Urban Dictionary to check the spelling of apparate. And it seems I may have been too quick to dismiss the concept that elite athletes apparate….. Share this! Follow Kelly:
It’s an exhausting time of year. On top of the Tour de France and Wimbledon, we had the Women’s World Cup?! There is not enough time to be the kind of sports fan I want to be, that I know I actually am. Somehow over the weekend, I managed to
I keep finding myself returning to the whole question of retirement and what it MEANS to “be retired” when being an athlete is so fundamentally who you are. I’ll spare you the entire train of thought….it’s long and complex. And of course, I also started thinking about how “retirement” applies more
Here’s a preview of the current prologue of Going Pro! Full disclosure: I have fact-checked none (that’s right, NONE) of the details of this 49er Game or the post-game interview. As such, it’s undoubtedly a mash-up of the last ten seconds of every Niner game I watched in my rabidly red-and-gold childhood.
Silicon Valley is an ironic place. Not in the hipster sense (even though they are trying). This place is ground zero for the apps and technology that are designed to connect people and build community. The rally cry: let’s make connection everywhere! But in the concrete, actually interactive Silicon Valley
At the end of practice the other night I asked the swimmers what they thought about our new dryland workout. Instantly the 8th grade boy who is always lobbying for me to make things easier blurted out: “I liked it! A lot!” I looked at him sideways, “Did you like it because
Many months ago I received a request for an interview, and I wish I had listened to my gut. My gut said, this magazine is not very professional. But being the sort of person who roots for the underdog, I brushed my gut aside and spent several hours composing answers
I frequently wonder if I am “the swimmer-cyclist lady with the funny arm” to students. What, if anything, are they actually remembering from the stories I tell? It’s obvious when I am speaking that I have their attention and definitely I know what I am trying to impart. But what’s the take-home message they are actually
One of my dear friends invited me to Seattle to speak to a girls-empowerment event called “Because You’re Amazing.” I said, friend, you ARE amazing, and I would love to come visit. To which Susan said something like, well, you are amazing. I’ll spare readers the rest of the gushy love-fest.
When people ask me “what’s new, what have you been up to, what are you doing?” I could say a lot of interesting things. For example…. I’m learning Japanese! “Neko wa sakana o tabateimas” means roughly “the cat (subject) the fish (object) eating.” That’s the first real sentence that I made