7 Reasons to Date an Athlete

After my divorce, I decided I was only going to date athletes. My decision had nothing to do with body fat percentages or max bench press (although those factors certainly don't hurt!). Nor was this decision dependent upon the man in question being some sort of professional competitor. In fact, I define "athlete" as anyone … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Date an Athlete

Marathon Recap: I Won :)

Reposted in honor of National Running Day:) No, not in terms of time. In fact, technically, it was the worst race I've ever run. I'm sure you'd have to scroll though thousands of pages to even find my finish time. But that was never what it was about. I completed the 26.2 miles while having … Continue reading Marathon Recap: I Won 🙂

Beneath the Uniform

Last Sunday found me curled up on the sofa next to Brock, my trusty laptop in my hands, watching the Braves lose to Detroit while I Googled, "Naked baseball players." Perhaps an explanation is needed here. I didn't really want to see naked baseball players; I was looking for baseball players in their underwear. Stay … Continue reading Beneath the Uniform

Mental Rehearsal vs. Expectations

What is the difference between mental rehearsal of an event and creating expectations for the event? There has been quite a bit of research and discourse in the last few years about the nature and benefits of mental rehearsal for athletes and others in positions that require a demanding and skilled physical performance. They are … Continue reading Mental Rehearsal vs. Expectations

Gulp!

So, last night I made a committment. I made a nonrefundable payment towards a ski trip in North Carolina over the winter holiday. I know what you're thinking, "That sounds lovely." It does, but it also sounds scary. You see, I'm not afraid of snakes. Or clowns. Or heights. Or public speaking. I am; however, … Continue reading Gulp!