ECNL Girls Soccer Playoffs - Seattle, Washington
When it comes to girls soccer, the best of the best meet at the ECNL Playoffs and this year Seattle hosted the events.
Rugby Player Nearly Dies After Catching Fiancee Cheating With Teammate
No one wants to catch the one they love cheating, but catching your fiancee cheating with someone you know only adds insult to injury. When that someone is your teammate, the betrayal is at an all-time high.
Training With Your Hormone Cycle
Every running coach I’ve ever had has been a man. Not that there’s anything wrong with men, but many men don't have sophisticated knowledge about how the female body functions. It’s not entirely their fault; most research on effective exercise programming is done on male test subjects. The data we have regarding exercise is skewed toward men, producing objectively bad workout criteria for women.
NBA Players’ Favorite Music
James’ playlist has a plethora of genres stemming from hip-hop, jazz, and classical music. He states each genre is for a different part of his routine throughout the day. When he’s at the gym, it’s solely hip-hop music and when it’s time to cool down, he throws on some jazz. Classical music also helps calm him so he can be focused and ready to play on the court.
Strength Training For Runners
My friend and trainer Ben Beeler joined me to talk about his strength training methods, common strength training mistakes, and what runners can do to stay healthy and get stronger. I recommend listening to our full conversation here. It’s an hour long, but very worthwhile. I’ve attempted to highlight major points below.
My Solo Ascent of Mount Whitney
“I just want to be left alone lately,” I told my friend, who was not leaving me alone but who didn’t seem to hear what I was saying. The combination of a new job that requires me to talk all day, plus a busy summer schedule of traveling/working/racing, plus an uptick in training has left me feeling too tired to care that my unanswered text messages and phone calls and emails are slowly piling up. I needed some space and time to be alone, and what better way to spend some alone time than climbing a mountain? I had a permit for June 2nd. Mount Whitney is one of the most popular mountains in the Eastern Sierra, and the tallest peak in the lower 48. To help manage crowds, a quota system is in place whereby you need a permit in order to climb. There are three ways to get a permit to climb Whitney:
What Running Has Taught Me About Comparison
Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” I'm not sure what Teddy was talking about, but he could have been talking about anything. It's human nature to compare ourselves to others. Comparison is useful in a lot of ways, most tangibly, to measure our abilities for survival within a social hierarchy. There is a very famous social comparison theory dating back to the 1950's that was proposed by psychologist Leon Festinger. The theory suggests that humans look to others as a standard to measure their own abilities and self-image. However, we typically compare ourselves to people within our social circle or status, rather than those outside of it. So if someone within a similar social group outperforms us, we might feel jealous because their success triggers our insecurities by making us feel inferior and inadequate. But when someone performs worse than us in any way, it might make us feel better and *may* boost our self-esteem. It's not altogether lovely, but it is human nature.
Exercises for Optimal Health and Performance
Living in New York City there are so many performance artists, but tap dancers are sometimes overlooked. SO although this blog will mostly be dedicated to those tap dancers out there, I encourage my non tappers to read on as well.
New Yorkers, Fired Over Vax Mandate, Blast Mayor for Exempting Athletes
Mayor Adams reminds high-school students why nothing is impossible. After all, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!(Picryl/Public Domain Search Engine) Some feel slighted over Mayor Adams changing the mandate for athletes.
Preventing Injury is Not Possible
Preventing injury is not possible. Yes, the person who preaches injury prevention is saying it’s not possible. We can’t control EVERY single thing that comes our way. We can’t change our past or reverse time and prevent past injuries from happening.