The stigma of healthy eating…

essential part of performance. As a result, healthy eating often becomes a major component of an athlete’s entire identity. For some, it becomes an obsession. For others it just becomes a cautious realization of what foods will help fuel performance, and what foods can and will destroy it over time. Beyond just athletes, nutrition is an essential part of anyone’s life, and should realistically be something we all pay attention to. So it’s all the more confusing why a stigma exists around healthy eating.

A word on taking chances…

A year ago this month, I took a chance on fourteen 12-year-old soccer players, creating a brand new competitive team from scratch. Many of the players were in our recreational programs at NorWest, but I saw the potential they had to take their game to the next level. Now, after just one year of training together as a competitive team, the girls are unbeaten this summer, winning three and drawing the other in their first four matches. Tomorrow night we play what is likely our biggest game of the season to this point. But after the start to the season we’ve had, the girls enter the match full of confidence, and uber aware of how to grind out a result when things get tough.

When the Olympics actually inspire you…

So yesterday, I thought I’d give the Olympics a shot. Turns out, yesterday was the very last day of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, taking place in 2021. Looks like I missed a lot, including the reason why they can’t call it the 2021 Olympics (shrug). But I’m glad I finally tuned in for more than just Canada’s incredible gold medal victory in Women’s Soccer!! After catching the second half of the men’s marathon on Saturday night, I was glued to my seat (and I never sit), watching Track Cycling, of all things…