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ROAR

    I just finsihed the book, ROAR, by Stacy T. Sims, PhD.  The mantra of the book is Women are not little men.  Catchy, and true.   I am woman, hear me Roar! This text explores the path of the woman and training, through various cycles of life and training — pregnancy, menopause, during…

I am not sure I need a coach……

I was thinking back on the accomplishments of several of my athletes this year, and I am truly impressed by their fortitude, the challenges tackled and the overall WOW-factors.   I honestly love hearing the stories shared about their successes, as well as those that they gained so much from.    And I am humbled.…

Goals, goals, goals, goals!

Sitting in my living room, watching a movie while reading a blogpost from Nick Symmonds, founder of RunGum, I was compelled to think of all the goals and dreams and aspirations I had for 2017.   And while many did not happen, I could not have dreamt of where I am now.   And then, looking…

If not now, when?

  This afternoon I was guarding Missouri Swimming, as they were practicing.   The swimmers were discussing the pending set and the coach said to one swimmer:    If not now, when?  I love that!   I considered my personal journey as well as those I coach — how many excuses have we permitted to…

Welcoming 2017!

  This past week, I was gifted a week of unpaid vacation.   And I thoroughly enjoyed doing lots of nothing, to get up and do some more.   I have spent my first Christmas and New Year’s in Houston, and have been preparing for the upcoming season and upcoming year.   In the last…

Coaching with Care

I have been reflecting on those things I can do better as a coach.   One thing keeps coming to mind —  I asked a senior on my field hockey team if she was OK.   Well, let me rewind a bit……. We the team were struggling.  We made a commitment without realizing the enormity…

Gratitude

November is an interesting time of year.  It brings reflection, and gratitude challenges, and preparation for the insanity of the Christmas Holiday season.  I too have been reflecting recently on life, the past year, the coaching I do, and where this adventure will be taking me in the upcoming months and years.  As I have…