Day in and day out, female athletes perform feats that are nothing short of heroic. They inspire others to be great, they bounce back from injuries, battle with archenemies and do awe-inspiring things with their bodies. There’s no denying it, GladiatHers® are our real-life superheroes.
I want my legacy to be based on the success of the people who come through the doors of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation. I want to be known by the lives we’ve changed and horizons we’ve broadened in people who have left their environments to better themselves but come back to their neighborhoods to make a difference.
The Olympics have come and gone. I must say, aside from Ryan Lochte’s full-on frat bro display of stupidity and utter disrespect, I enjoyed what I saw. I was unquestionably entertained and inspired. I actually think that it’s the inspiration piece that really makes the Olympics so great. Not only are athletes providing entertainment and […]
We all grow up with certain expectations in life. We have ideas about what careers we’ll have, who we’ll marry, how many kids we’ll have…what our adult lives will generally look like. On the road to adulthood and living our fairytale lives, however, there are often unexpected events that shift our focus and our expectations. […]
Greatness often coincides with consistency. We expect our greatest athletes to always be great; to always display excellence; to always be on. But sometimes greatness is found, not in how well you perform, but in how well you get back up from those less than great performances; how well you stare adversity and failure in […]
Athletes are competitive. They enter and play their sports to win. Sometimes that competitive nature causes people to have adverse reactions to losing. Losing causes some people to cry; some to get angry; and some to quit. Losing even causes some to accuse the winners of cheating. We call those people sore losers. In women’s […]
This morning I found myself in the midst of a debate about late bloomers. The question at hand: Is it possible to get a scholarship to a NCAA Division I school and not have received any major accolades for your athletic prowess in high school? Of course, being the fan of underdogs that I am, […]
On Saturday, some friends and I took a trip to Birmingham, AL to check out the 2016 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships, the other March Madness. To say watching some of the nation’s top athletes perform was exciting is an understatement. Men and women ran, jumped and threw their ways to […]