Just checking in after an amazing, positive, and uplifting Boston Marathon on Monday. I actually watched the race this year with the same group and from the same spot as last year, so although it was a little bit “groundhog day”, it made it that much more special to get through the entire day with nothing but positivity and smiles. This city and it’s people truly are amazing, and that was so evident on Monday in the faces of the runners, the cheers of the spectators, and the actions of the medical volunteers. Cheers to an amazing marathon, and to letting love and positivity overcome hate and fear.
Today’s post is going to be quick, because I have something much bigger and better that I want you to read!
Remember a while ago, when I mentioned that I had an opportunity to be published in a magazine? I didn’t give any specifics at the time, just in case anything changed, but the time has come! A while ago, Volleyball Magazine contacted me and asked if I would be interested in contributing a nutrition article for the May issue of the magazine. It took me about .5 seconds to say yes, but then I had to actually decide what to write about. I was given the choice of a collection of recipes or an article, and I quickly chose to write an article since I really believe that I am a much better writer than I am a recipe creator. And how often do I post original recipes on here anyway? I think I can count them all on one hand so that was out.
Since this is the off season for most volleyball players and I work with a volleyball team myself, I decided to think about what would be important for my girls to read about in the off season. And then it hit me — many athletes spend their off season recovering from injury or surgery, and many of those have no idea how to handle their nutrition during that time. Should they eat less because they are not as physically active? Should they be avoiding certain foods or eating more of certain nutrients? So that was the focus of my article, and I must say I’m pretty proud of how it turned out.
So if you’re interested in nutrition for injury recovery, I’m your gal. Check out the article here, or in your latest issue of Volleyball Magazine if you’re a subscriber. 🙂
Now I can officially say that I’m a published freelance writer. Phew! One mini goal down, about a million to go.
Readers: Which of your own goals have you accomplished lately? Were you at the Boston Marathon on Monday?