Internet Shows Love for Sarah Robles, America’s Strongest Woman

As recently as a few decades ago, Olympic athletes were bound by rules of competition that forbade them from making money from their sport, part of the International Olympic Committee's commitment outdated ideal of an amateur athlete. Those rules were phased out starting in the 1970s, and now we have gone so far in the other direction that many Olympic athletes now pull millions of dollars from endorsements. Off the top of my head I can think of Michael Phelps, Lolo Jones, Hope Solo, Marlen Esparza, Nastia Liukin, and Ryan Lochte. ...more
This is an awesome post about a mostly (unsung) hero of the Olympics.  Wonderful showcase ...more

Bikini Hockey League: Because The World Needs Yet Another Bikini Sport

Plans are in the works for yet another bikini sports league – this time, a hockey league.Yes, you read that correctly. A bikini hockey league. Some enterprising man in Oklahoma has decided to launch a bikini hockey league. In Oklahoma. And not only that, he’s trying to pitch a reality television show around the nascent league. Because if there is one thing the world needs more than a bikini sports league, it’s another reality television show....more
Kinda nice, a reality show based on people who may actually have a bit of talent, Instead of "16 ...more

How Running Gave Me the Courage to Heal

The fact is stark but surreal, and I often have to remind myself that it is actually true, that I was once involved in an abusive relationship. The details are not important. What matters is that I was in the relationship for a very long time, that I was a teenager when the relationship started and a grown-up in my late 20s when it ended. What matters is that, had anyone else come to me and recounted the kinds of things I was enduring, I would have told them unequivocally that they needed to leave, get out, run far far away. Maybe what matters most of all is that I’m out. ...more
I am using running as a way to battle my way through depression, and it really is helping. I've ...more