Every morning, rain or shine, blizzard or polar vortex weather, Hector wakes up around six. He starts his day by climbing into my bed, nudging me with his wet nose, and snuggling against me. Hector proceeds to wake up by yawning and stretching next to me. And on occasion, he will sneeze all over my … Continue reading Sticking it Out
I have been thinking about this post for a long time (ironically enough, for 24 days exactly). While I do not expect to post anything you probably have not already read, I want to contribute to the conversation about Kobe and Gigi. As a disclaimer, I am not discounting the tragedy in any way by … Continue reading Mamba, Thank you.
Wow. 2019, you have been a year. 2019 was a year of firsts and lasts, of good and bad, and of happiness and plenty of sadness. In the past year, I have been in weddings and made appearances at various baby showers, bachelorette parties, and bridal showers. In this time, I wrote and delivered a … Continue reading Social Media
As some of you may know, I have been fundraising for Suicide Awareness and Prevention initiatives. While this might just seem like an excuse to talk more about how I run, I swear it is something more. Suicide is something that has impacted us all in one way or another. Some of us have lost … Continue reading Miles of Awareness
Do you remember in high school when your teachers and parents would encourage you to join extracurriculars or find a part-time job to “prepare you for the real world”? Or if you attended post-secondary school, you might have had a professor who encouraged you to get work experience. The same professor may have helped you … Continue reading Athletes in the “Real” World
In efforts to fulfill my “read more” 2019 New Year’s Resolution, I read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Due to a lyrical suggestion by one of my favorite musicians, I purchased an old looking new copy of this renowned book. With little to no expectations of the story that was able to unfold, I began … Continue reading Legends Never Die
It is about time I write an exercise related post for my sane friends who do not run half marathons for fun. This past semester, I took a class called, “Exercise Psychology and Behavior Change.” While many of my colleagues are past or present athletes, this was a necessary reminder about the importance of physical … Continue reading Exercise is not just for athletes: Making yourself more than the “average” Jill
Why do I run? Honestly, it is not because I think running is the most enjoyable thing. With my track record (no pun intended), I would be the last person you would think who has found enjoyment out of running. I enjoy the health benefits and runners high I often feel. Yes, I enjoy certain … Continue reading Mental Flex
March is one of my favorite months. From basketball season and March Madness to the spring weather that (usually) starts, I love March for a multitude of reasons. We celebrated the official first day of spring last month, and it has rejuvenated my thought process. A lack of sun and freezing temperatures is enough to … Continue reading It gets better!
As many of you know, I am a graduate student in a sport and exercise psychology program. While I love what I am studying, this field is a mouthful to say and even more misunderstood. I started my journey into the sport psychology world five years ago after undergoing knee surgery. While going through the … Continue reading Sport Psyched!