Category Sports

One Week Until My Half!

Next week is my half marathon! Here are a few of my thoughts prior to the race.

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Phoenix Half Marathon – CHECK!

I did it! I finished a half marathon! This morning, I woke up early (4:15!) to catch a shuttle for the Phoenix half marathon with my friends Alicia, AJ and Vinny. I’ll be frank, I didn’t train like I should have and was nervous. For the first nine miles, I maintained a solid 11.12 minute […]

London 2012: Quick Thoughts Part 2

The Fab Five wins gold! Team USA completely blew the competition away last night and I was ecstatic to see the girls bring home the first gymnastics team medal since 1996. Gabby proved to her doubters that she is the real deal. Aly and Kyla were consistent as always. McKayla was freaking amazing, it should […]

London 2012: Quick Thoughts Part 1

I’ll start with my favorite sport, gymnastics. After seeing Raisman and Douglas have strong openings (especially Raisman in her weaker two events) when Jordyn Wieber arched her handstand on bars I told Tim, this is close. She could easily not make the All-Around final. We all know what happened. Wieber (who did appear to be […]

Olympic Fever

There is not a sporting event more captivating to me than the Summer Olympics. Like many women my age, one of my fondest sporting memories was watching the Magnificent 7 win gold in 1996. That memory is one of the reasons I became involved in athletics. While I am a huge Packers fan, it was […]

JOURNEYS: A Night Visiting Leaders of the Past

On one of my last nights in DC, my cousin Jeremy took me to see the monuments at night. After dinner with a few of my co-workers, we took a cab to the Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jefferson Memorials. The last time I was in DC, which was over ten years ago, we did not […]

JOURNEYS: Baseball & Crab Cakes

Caren, a close friend from college, moved back to the DC area about a year ago, and I was ecstatic to get to spend the weekend with her. Our first stop was to a wine bar near her apartment in Arlington. They were doing an event with a lobster roll food truck, so we each […]

Pat’s Run

Every April, thousands of people gather in Tempe, Ariz., to Run, Walk and Honor at Pat’s Run. The 4.2 mile race honoring the late Pat Tillman has grown significantly in its eight-year existence. The race this year was capped at 28k, and sold out a week before. Pat’s Run benefits Pat Tillman Founation which aids […]

On Leaving A Career In Athletics

I was a wide-eyed sophomore when I started working for Sun Devil Athletics. Naive but determined, I served as an intern for my remaining three years as an undergraduate in the media relations department. Starting out as a kid who did little more than hand out stats and type out quotes, I slowly worked my […]

One and Done? Not Just For Basketball Players

Here is something I posted on the ASU athletic blog regarding one of our golfers who announced she was turning pro after one season. When people hear the term “one and done” in regard to athletes, they instantly think of basketball players. What people don’t realize is that it also often applies to college golf. […]