This post is sponsored by InnerG but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I like to see myself as somewhat cool and collected, free from stress and anxiety with no worries in the world. Then I realize I live in the 21st century. More recently, I am living through 2020.
This past summer, I was woken by the worst head pain I’ve ever experienced. Not sure what happened as my family rushed me to the emergency room where we spent the night under doctor eyes. I was at the mercy of the pain; I was at a crossroad of unknown.
We later found out my migraines were just getting worse, eventually leading to the finding of several cysts and tumors throughout my body.
The experience of a migraine is a pain only a select number of the population has experienced.
To describe it, imagine pouring boiling hot water into one side of your brain while letting it seep slowly into the other side, then adding the feeling of your stomach going down the steep part of a fast roller coaster, all while adding in flu-like chills throughout the body, lasting anytime between an hour to a few days.
This post is sponsored by Duolingo, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
“Travel far enough you meet yourself.” -David Mitchell
There are perks that come with being a professional international athlete, one of the biggest being the opportunity to travel the world. The experience to explore and discover new cultures is a wealth in its own right!
I am lucky enough to travel to dream places like Monaco, Switzerland, New Zealand, and even Tokyo with the upcoming Olympic Games! Yes, I have a job to do on the track, but you can’t neglect the fact I am stepping foot in some pretty cool places.
Finding a country that I have not traveled to is easier to name than the countries I have, but recalling the treasured memories from those journeys are difficult. My biggest regret throughout my years of running is that I did not explore more, for various reasons.
This post is sponsored by R.W. Knudsen but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Every year, there seems to be a new, popular diet trend that sweeps through everyone’s New Year’s resolution. The idea is fresh and exciting and the thought that this will be the year of new changes and a new ‘you’ energizes every bone in your body. The refrigerator is completely cleared out, grocery shopping becomes a new adventure, and everything is set for the transformation to the new you!
This post is sponsored by Garmin Venu but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I recently had the pleasure to try out the new Venu, a new fitness watch from Garmin. Although it’s not your coveted Apple or Samsung watch, you wouldn’t be able to know the difference if you asked me.
We all know the benefits of staying active; reduction of stress levels, increase in longevity, and even the bettering of mental health. However, finding the motivation to get started is a difficult task that can haunt the best of us all.
Take it from an Olympian, working out is not easy. The difference between the weekend warrior and the CrossFit professional is the motivation each person finds. Luckily, with wearable health trackers like the Garmin Venu, finding and maintaining that motivation is a little bit easier.