PODCAST: The Ins and Outs of Early Sports Specialization on Now We’re Talking Darien

Early sports specialization isn’t always a good thing for young athletes. As a life-long athlete, I was able to get involved with lacrosse at an early age. Lacrosse has always been one of my biggest passions, and I am very lucky to have found a sport that I love so much, and have never burnedContinue reading “PODCAST: The Ins and Outs of Early Sports Specialization on Now We’re Talking Darien”

Best Ways to Stay Hydrated During Sports

Team sports are coming back into our lives, so we must stay hydrated. With vaccination numbers on the rise, states all over the country are relaxing guidelines, and easing us back into some form of normalcy. As a member of the athletic community, I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. Yes, we stillContinue reading “Best Ways to Stay Hydrated During Sports”

Three Socially Distanced Sports to Try Out

As the world changes, so too must our sports. 2020 has been a year of change. I could probably say that about any year, but 2020 specifically has created a lot of different challenges and obstacles. In terms of sports, we have not only missed out on our favorite teams and events because of cancellations,Continue reading “Three Socially Distanced Sports to Try Out”

How to Prep and Get in Shape for Marathon Season

Marathon season is approaching. Are you ready? There are a lot of reasons to run a marathon, from challenging yourself with fitness goals, to testing the limits of your body, doing it for a good cause, and even doing it to prove a point. I have been getting really into marathons lately, and my favoriteContinue reading “How to Prep and Get in Shape for Marathon Season”

What to do When Your Kid Loses Their First Game

Teaching your kids how to lose with grace is a very important lesson. If your child is getting involved in sports, it’s pretty inevitable that they will eventually lose. Obviously, losing sucks for everyone, but as a parent it can be especially hard because your instinct is to protect your child from anything that willContinue reading “What to do When Your Kid Loses Their First Game”

Five Things to Know About Dating an Athlete

Dating an athlete can be a little mystifying, especially if you aren’t personally athletic. As a married woman I don’t come across this problem much anymore, but I remember back in college that sometimes athletes had issues dating non-athletic people. If you are athletic of course, the easiest way around this is to just dateContinue reading “Five Things to Know About Dating an Athlete”

The Importance of Confidence

All the practical and physical skills in the world won’t get you very far without confidence. I have been the lucky recipient of confidence from my years of playing sports. My initial journey into sports started as more of a follower who was intrigued by learning new things. I tried many different sports growing up:Continue reading “The Importance of Confidence”