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
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
With us officially entering summer 2022, I stopped to reflect on the year so far and how different life looks for me these days. This time of the year has been associated with championships and competitions for my whole adult life, so needless to say, I’m adjusting to the new change of pace. There have … More Five Trade-offs From Track Retirement & Lessons Learned
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
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?