All posts tagged: Athletes

Can Any Body Be an Athlete?

Anyone can be an athlete. It is true. Not having enough time, only have one leg, or fear of swimming can all be overcome. I have met climbers missing fingers, mountain runners with one leg, Olympic marathoners who previously lost their ability to walk and they are doing it. It is in us if we want it. Then there are the busy people – really busy – like full-time jobs and five kids busy – who make it happen because they want it that bad. When someone says to me “Oh, I could never do that” – ‘that’ being something seemingly out of their reach like running a five kilometer race, climbing a mountain, getting up every morning and running ten miles on a tread mill – I don’t believe it. I have had the privilege of getting to some of the world’s best athletes. What they all have in common is something we all have within us. That is the gift of perspective on limitations. Limitations don’t become boundaries. Instead, they become challenges to …

Energizing Mountain Bike Adventures

Journeying along side many competitive and non-competitive athletes (well, they are competitive too, with themselves) I have seen success come from well-planned nutrition both in competition and training. Considerations range from what to eat, how much, and when to it.  Every sport will have specific considerations along with it’s unique barriers and challenges for staying nourished and energized. Last summer I had the pleasure of attending Crankworx at Whistler Blackcomb  in beautiful British Columbia. ( Oh take me their today!) While I was there I spoke to avid mountain bikers about what to eat when and how it can be their secret weapon to better performance on and off the dirt. You can listen to some of what I shared from with the athletes from the kitchen here: Hanging with legendary Hans  and Carmen Rey was also an awesome treat for both me and my boys who got to join in the fun. Once they heard that Han would be joining in with their  superstar Danny Macaskill they become mesmerized. Perhaps the most exciting thing …