Here’s to the Ready Room

Kara Lynn Joyce wrote an incredible article for The Players Tribune talking about the mind games that happen just before a race. Joyce is a former Olympic swimmer and she takes us deep into the Ready Room, a small cramped room where competitors try to get the advantage just before the showdown. The Ready Room…

Pitch: Must See TV

Last night I had a chance to watch the first episode of the new television series, Pitch, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The series airs on Fox on Thursday’s and is about the first female baseball player to ever be called up from the minor leagues to play professional baseball. Before I go on, let…

When Faith Is NOT Enough…

I can hear my father now: Jesus Christ, babe, that headline will sure scare em! Me: Thanks, Dad. So will that ‘Jesus Christ’!  For real though, did you ever just feel like you want to be playing with your whole heart yet deep down inside, you know you’re not. What do you do? Read the…

Sports is Family…

I’ve noticed that the NFL has been running this tagline in some of its commercials: Football is family. That is on point, those genius marketers of the NFL. In fact, if you ask me, sports marketers are some of the best in the world. I immediately think of behemoths like Under Armour and Nike. I regularly…

On my Tombstone

Go with the flow. Sounds so simple, right? Go with the flow. Go with the freaken flow. Ugh! I want you to know that if I were going to have a tombstone-but I won’t since I intend on being cremated- if I were, I’d want it to say “she tried really hard to go with…

Ravens vs Bills: It’s On!

I’m stepping out of the regularly scheduled programming because this is a big day… Today is what we in Baltimore call Purple Friday. What is Purple Friday you ask? A day where the old and young, fair-weather or die-hard fan pay homage to their local sports team, the Baltimore Ravens, by wearing purple. Yes, it’s…

Give Yourself Permission

Sometimes “looking within” and just plain “living life” can be exhausting. Doesn’t make it any less gratifying though. Still exhausting. So today, I give myself permission to take a break. I have lots of work to do and so much going on (don’t we all?), but I give myself permission to chill. Using that time…

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Since before the Olympics I have held on to this story in my draft folder. Why? There has been so much excitement and promise in female athletics. Things seemed better than ever. And I didn’t want to spoil it. But you’ve heard the saying, the truth hurts, so let me hit you with it now.…