What We Can Learn From Michelangelo

          This month I had the opportunity to travel with our Clemson Women’s Basketball program for their foreign tour in Italy. Traveling through a country with such rich history and historic sites was an incredible experience. In between...

Your Greatest Tool

Have you ever thought of your body as your greatest tool or as your equipment to carry you through the rigors of your athletic pursuits? I once heard a professional athlete share that she seeks to respect and care for her body in the same way she would a valuable...
The Hidden Competitive Edge

The Hidden Competitive Edge

High level performers are always looking for a competitive edge. Part of finding that edge means building new habits into our daily routines. Researchers have found a daily practice that is shown to increase resilience, pain tolerance, and cope with adversity, create...
Overcoming Setbacks

Overcoming Setbacks

I have been running competitively since I was eleven years old. I had tried all types of sports, but in running I found passion, the thing that clicked. After three years of training post-collegiately and significant improvements in my fitness, I came to understand...
Push Your Limits

Push Your Limits

I had the opportunity to run the Kiawah Island Marathon in 2006. It was the first time I had really trained hard for a race of that distance. I was 26 years old at the time, so youth was definitely on my side. In my mind I can still see the exact place I stood near...