Category: courage

Adopting a New Attitude

Yesterday, I worked the Chevron Houston Marathon.  This morning, I am seizing the opportunity to warm-up, and enjoy some down time.  I work at the Finish Line with the Medical Team, and it is can be quite exhilarating and cold.   The Finish Line is shaded by trees and buildings, and if Houston brings wind…

Ever wonder about how real your goal is?

Be forewarned this, yes, THIS is going to get personal.   I want to apologize.  I feel I have neglected you.  (As well as my personal blog).   My focus has been the Otter Tri Team, PINK otters and growth, that somewhere you got lost in the shuffle.   It was my intent to write…

IronMan Texas

Brrrr!!! It is cold!  Are they really going to swim?    You can tell I have been in Texas two-years.   I forgot about wetsuits, and chilly temps—those things that may be necessary for Spring races in the NorthEast.    Yesterday, I hung out at the Finish Line at IronMan Texas in Galveston.    …

GOTR 5K

A seemingly quiet morning quickly turned into organized and loud chaos!  Saturday morning, I participated in my first GOTR 5K.       And what a treat it was…….. this 5K was unlike any other I have participated in.  This event was a celebration of the journey the girls had taken in empowering themselves to learn…

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…

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…

Hyponatremia— An Interview with a Survivor

Hyponatremia is defined by the Mayo Clinic as a condition that occurs when the level of sodium in your blood is abnormally low. Sodium is an electrolyte, and it helps regulate the amount of water that's in and around your cells. In hyponatremia, one or more factors — ranging from an underlying medical condition to…