Studies show Americans are taking less and less vacation. I read this in the New York Times recently. Did you really need to read this to know this? I sure didn’t. Over the course of the last 11-months my work schedule allowed a total of maybe three real weekends. By
Category Archives: Inspiration
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
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.
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
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
I have to share this NY Times story about US swimmer Katie Ledecky. What a classic Olympic story. I love a few things the reporter picked up on here. First, she DOES take these races out in a way that is (to this point) unconventional – she’s got the posture
Here’s the thing I love and hate about being a coach in one part of my life and an athlete in the other: I feel like I need to take my own advice. And lately I’ve been talking a lot about positive thinking and how it works. Meanwhile, in the
The number one sport skill I use on a daily basis is visualization. What DO I want to accomplish today? How will I cram income-generating work and passion-filled hobbies and working out and eating Real Food into the next 12 to 16 hours? Cooking is a great example of how