The Reasons For My Smooth Sports Retirement and Tips to Help Ease The Transition

I talk a lot about easing the transition to retirement after sport because I have many friends and former colleagues who struggled to do so. I’m a firm believer in learning from the experiences & wisdom of others to better position yourself on your journey. As an elite athlete, now very happily on the other … More The Reasons For My Smooth Sports Retirement and Tips to Help Ease The Transition

Pregnancy Announcement: Reflections From a Geriatric Pregnancy

I wasn’t joking when I said 2023 will be a year of new beginnings, and that includes the Lord blessing us with a new addition coming soon. We are thrilled to announce that we are pregnant and can’t wait for our second child to arrive this spring! Even though I delivered Chidera in 2019 and … More Pregnancy Announcement: Reflections From a Geriatric Pregnancy

Four Lessons From Track & Field That Are True in Retirement

I’m coming up on one year since I made my official retirement announcement from Track & Field and life on the other side of competing has been quite the ride. In a peculiar way, so much has changed, but yet a lot has truly stayed the same. Here are four lessons that I took from … More Four Lessons From Track & Field That Are True in Retirement

Mind Your Own Uterus

Imagine attending a wedding with your sweet rainbow baby and a Nigerian Aunty (not by blood, but it’s a title we give to our elders) cavalierly asks “when will you have baby number two?”. To her it may have been an innocent question, but to you, it’s much deeper than that. Do I think she … More Mind Your Own Uterus

5 Tips To Help Student-Athletes Adapt To The College Environment

I have partnered with The Center for the Female Athlete which provides a place for young female athletes to be heard & empowered to be the best versions of themselves. As a former athlete who’s life was transformed through sport, and a girl mom, I love the invaluable resources The Center provides. I am extremely … More 5 Tips To Help Student-Athletes Adapt To The College Environment

Watching My Sister Compete As A Spectator For The First Time

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love and respect my little sister Cindy Sember, and I am incredibly protective over her. So much so that my mom has jokingly called me her “second mom” in the past. For those of you who don’t already know, my sister is a world class hurdler, two … More Watching My Sister Compete As A Spectator For The First Time

Five Facts About Marriage That I’ve Had to Relearn

I met my husband when I was seventeen and he was nineteen on the University of Michigan track team several years ago. We were instantly drawn to each other and my college coaches and teammates were convinced we would get married one day. Eleven years of marriage later, and I am glad they were right. … More Five Facts About Marriage That I’ve Had to Relearn