Category: sports

Jovan Belcher, KC Chiefs Tragedy Examined With a Sport Psychology Prospective

Jovan Belcher, KC Chiefs Tragedy Examined With a Sport Psychology Prospective
This is an article that I did not plan to write about. It was a topic that completely fell in my lap on Saturday morning. I woke up, opened up my iPhone, and saw the headline involving the murder-suicide in Kansas City involving Jovan Belcher. My first reaction was in shock followed by sadness. I... Read more »

Going 50 Miles for 50

Going 50 Miles for 50
If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.  ~Drew Barrymore   Life is all about taking risks. It is all about the adventure in life. You only live once.  For this post, I interviewed one of my fellow coaches, Patrice Davies, who just took a huge risk in life athletically and it ended... Read more »

Countdown to Chicago Marathon: Chicago Marathon Weekend

Meeting Desi
This whole weekend for the marathon was exciting, but completely exhausting…and I didn’t run the race. Go figure! Saturday was the day that I partook in the Expo experience. It is the best part of the weekend. I literately call it a “Runner’s Christmas”. There’s opportunity to try new foods, gels, and drinks. The best... Read more »
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Counting down to the Chicago Marathon: Interviewing Patrick Rizzo

Counting down to the Chicago Marathon: Interviewing Patrick Rizzo
Yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing a local Elite participant, Patrick Rizzo. According to the Chicago Marathon press guide, Patrick is originally from Schaumburg, but currently lives in Boulder, CO. He was a star runner at Schaumburg High School and an NCAA All-American at North Central College in Naperville. He spent five years as... Read more »

Chicago Marathon Week: Women Domination!

Chicago Marathon Week: Women Domination!
Women ROCK! They have been an increasing group of participants during the Chicago Marathon over the last few years. They have been the group that will be something to watch. Marketers, Race Directors and Social Media have taken notice. Women has been participating in marathons for almost 30 years and the numbers keep growing. In... Read more »

(Body) Image is Everything

(Body) Image is Everything
What do Lady Gaga, Princess Diana, Katie Couric, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, and Katy Perry have in common? They have all either dealt with body image issues or being scrutinized by the media for their body image. It is a very public battle for them especially because they are constantly in the spotlight.... Read more »
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When a Coach Takes the Short Track to Abuse

When a Coach Takes the Short Track to Abuse
When you think about a coach, what comes into your mind? Mentor. Motivator. Teacher. No one wants to associate a coach as an abuser. No one. But unfortunately, it happens in any level, even in the elite and Olympic level. Currently, there are accusations within the 19 members of U.S. Olympic Speed Skating team involving... Read more »

When Professional (Athletic) Men Behave Badly

When Professional (Athletic) Men Behave Badly
Men will always be men. Boys will be always be boys! Unfortunately, some behavior can extremely negative. And there is also behavior that is completely not tolerated. Over the weekend, Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) demonstrated some very negative off-field behavior. He simply acted out in a very aggressive way. And he completely crossed the line by... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 17

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 17
Today’s a sad day, but a memorable one. It is officially the LAST post that I will be writing by the London Olympics. It has been an amazing 16 days of competition. There were many moments of true athleticism and sportsmanship. Team USA did amazing during these games and brought home a total of 104... Read more »
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London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 16

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 16
Today was a very exciting day for Team USA. There was a lot of fantastic highlights during several events as well as historic moments. We brought home a total of 8 medals overall today. Here’s some of the highlights. Women’s Basketball Congrats to Team USA for bring home the 5th Gold medal in a row... Read more »