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
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
Even though I’ve hung up my running spikes, there are lessons I learned during my track career that are still very true in retirement. I live by the motto that “comparison is the thief of joy” and this is true reguardless of where you are on life’s journey. As someone who is naturally competitive, I’ve … More Why We Shouldn’t Compare Ourselves
As a retired athlete who had the privilege of competing professionally for twelve years, there are aspects of that lifestyle that I didn’t appreciate as much as I could’ve in the moment. And quite frankly, some aspects that I miss. Not miss in a “let me come out of retirement” kind of way, but miss … More Four Things Not To Take For Granted As A Professional Athlete
Now that I’ve retired from track & field, the idea of “enjoying a track meet” has a very different meaning than it did 12 months ago. For very obvious reasons. It’s no longer a mater of evaluating the track surface, the crowd energy, the caliber of food provided, the warm up facility, the call room … More Consuming Track & Field From A Fan’s Perspective
Imagine spending a lifetime of blood, sweat, and tears perfecting a craft that you’re borderline obsessed with, and then placing a huge portion of its success into the hands of someone else. Then couple that with the fact that you’re a type A personality and it’s incredibly hard for you to trust people, and to … More How Was it Being Coached By My Husband?
Have you ever heard the story of the highly sought after athlete who signs a lucrative contract, competes in sport, then ends up broke shortly after retirement? Unfortunately this scenario is far too common, and I wanted to make sure I did everything in my power to avoid it. It can be a bit difficult … More My Wealth-Building Journey