“I like this sport because no one tells me I’m good at it.” I overheard a middle school student saying this to his friend the other day, and it caused me to spend a workout or two thinking about kids and pressure. Pressure. What do others expect me to do?
Tag Archives: mental skills
How do you thrive when bad things happen? Ida Keeling, a 100-year-old runner has a wealth of advice in this awesome feature in the New York Times. Her story is pretty incredible, but to me the most moving facet of the story is how running alleviated her depression. Her take-home
I’ve fielded numerous requests from swimmers over the years to be interviewed for school projects. Here are my answers to some of the most frequently asked interview questions…. Why do you think that the Paralympic Games are important? The Paralympic Games are important because they are the Olympics for athletes with
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
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 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