Empowering Thoughts:

2014 Pre Classic Oregon

Why I Wasn’t at the Prefontaine Classic

I usually hide out and keep my mouth shut when I’m injured, sick or have anything else come up that keeps me from performing as intended because I never want people to think I’m making excuses for absence or poor performance. But as a veteran coming into her wisdom I realized this weekend how silly that is!… [read more]

Maya Angelou

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou

In honor of the late poet, activist and phenomenal woman Maya Angelou, who passed away on May 28, 2014, at the age of 86, listen to her reading of her famous poem “Still I Rise.” Still I Rise Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread… [read more]

GO Mommy GO! Modern Day Motherhood

Should I send my kids to Public School or Private School

The Great Dilemma: Public Schools vs Private Schools

The twins are on a swim team that practices at a private Jewish school in town. Of course, we parents have lots of different conversations while watching our kids practice together. One of the topics that came up the other day is whether to send children to public or private school. Most of these parents either… [read more]

Work Life Balance: Working Parents who Travell - Face Time

Working Parents who Travel: Get Some Face Time

The Twindigs’ birthday is June 5th. This year, after being sick with an infection the weekend before, I decided it was best to withdraw from the Rome Diamond League meet on June 5th and celebrate my babies’ birthday while getting my strength back. We went to Legoland and had a blast! It was great to be… [read more]

GO Woman GO! Pursuing your Career

Work Life Balance: Working Parents who Travell - Face Time

Working Parents who Travel: Get Some Face Time

The Twindigs’ birthday is June 5th. This year, after being sick with an infection the weekend before, I decided it was best to withdraw from the Rome Diamond League meet on June 5th and celebrate my babies’ birthday while getting my strength back. We went to Legoland and had a blast! It was great to be… [read more]

Difference between good and great coaching

On Coaching and Trust: What Separates Good from Great

It’s really sad, but we just don’t see many female coaches in track and field. So when people find out that my mother is my coach, they’re amazed not only at our relationship dynamic (mother-daughter, coach-athlete) but also at her being a woman. One thing that bothers me is when other coaches put down female coaches and discourage athletes,… [read more]

Healthy Lifestyle:

Olympic Training Center

Have any athletes out there ever got to the point where you actually wish something terrible was wrong with you so that you had a valid excuse for your disappointing performance? 2014 was the first “bad season” of my career. I have dealt with injuries and setbacks before, but I’ve always been able to get it… [read more]

Choosing a bottled water

As an athlete, I am always trying to find ways to improve. And by improve, I don’t just mean get faster, although that is the ultimate goal. There are so many things that go into “getting faster” besides running faster on the track. As a hurdler, there is a lot of technique involved, so I… [read more]

Inspiring Words:

Inspirational Quotes on Perfectionism

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” ― Ecclesiastes … [read more]

Inspirational Quote: Femininity

  "I don't think being an athlete is unfeminine. I think of it as a kind of grace." - … [read more]

Inspirational Quotes: Power of Belief

  "The most empowering thing you can do for someone is BELIEVE IN THEM." - Lashinda … [read more]

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