“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: psychology
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
I suppose I should start with an apology to those who witnessed my shameless name-dropping over the last few days. But, really, wouldn’t you too if you were spending the weekend with living history!? Few people today would probably recognize even the names of the champions of my second sport who
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
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