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!
Dear Grandma, I hope you are enjoying heaven, Grandma. I know that is where you are, and I know that you are watching over me. Every day, I know that you check in on your family. I know that you are still praying for us like you did while you were on earth with us. … Continue reading Dear Grandma