“The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall”

A phrase we’ve all likely heard before, right? I didn’t know it was coined by Joe Walcott  (the Barbados Demon), a welterweight boxing champion referring to the opponents he beat, many of whom were much bigger than he in stature. Following my last post, I was chatting with my new coach about the idolization of […]

Losing My Religion

For the purposes of this post, I define religion as the organized worship people participate in; faith is the belief in something larger than myself. Before you read further, please acknowledge that this is about the loss of the former, not the latter. I don’t write this as an opportunity to be preached at or […]

Winners Never Quit; Quitters Never Win

Tenacity [tuh–nas-i-tee] noun 1. the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip. 2. the quality or fact of being very determined; determination. 3. the quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence. Synonyms include determination, grit, guts, perseverance, persistence, steadfastness. Antonyms include cowardice, fear, idleness, timidity, weakness. When I started training […]

Dating with Kids (From Someone Without Them)

I think it must be a combination of my age and physical location in the country because as of late, a lot of the men I’ve come across on the dating scene have children. I’m okay with that, but as I’m seeing other people my age complain on social media about blended families/relationships, it seems like there are […]

Going Soft in My Old Age

I recently thought I was experiencing a existential crisis, or as least as existential a crisis as can be at the age of 27. Given some interactions I’ve had in my personal life in the past few months coupled with really getting comfortable in my job nine months in, I was worried I’m getting soft. For […]

Call Me Old Fashioned…Or Don’t?

Let’s talk dating, y’all! I don’t think of myself as an anomaly, so I’m going to guess there are others that feel like I do: When it comes to dating, I’m this mix of millennial wretchedness and old fashioned ideals. We’re on Tinder but we want a monogamous relationship. We only want to get married once, […]

Be Good to Your Body

I’ve been hemming and hawing about writing this post for a few days because I’m afraid I’m going to sound like a bit of a hypocrite. After talking through it with two teammates today, I think it’s time to own it and share some things. This image has been circling my little corner of the […]