From Chronically Injured to Chronically Ill

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I had no plans to swim in college. That was never something I had initially planned on when I began applying to schools. My initial plan was to move as far away from my hometown as my parents would let me go. In fact, I think it was pretty much fate that lead me to … Continue reading From Chronically Injured to Chronically Ill

How I Didn’t Let My Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis Get the Best of Me

Once upon a time, I was just your average 22 year old. I had just finished my collegiate swimming career, graduated college, and I thought I was healthiest I'd ever be in my life. Little did I know that in three months, my life would change completely. In the weeks leading up to my yearly … Continue reading How I Didn’t Let My Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis Get the Best of Me

Why I’ve Learned to Love 4:30am Wake Up Calls

It's hard to remember a time in my life when I didn't have an early morning wake up call. For many athletes, it's pretty typical to wake up during the very early morning hours to get a workout in. Early morning workouts are associated with chasing dreams, determination, and motivation. (Some may say a little … Continue reading Why I’ve Learned to Love 4:30am Wake Up Calls

Dear Jess (An Ode to My Running Buddy)

This is my running buddy, Jess. We are co-workers turned good friends who a little more than a year ago decided that we could totally run 3 miles for coffee and donuts. I don't think either of us expected that race to turn us into avid runners, let alone lead to training for our first … Continue reading Dear Jess (An Ode to My Running Buddy)