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Life of a Weightlifter: Where you been, Sarah?
by Pretty Strong
posted January 3, 2014 at 2:44pm

Ok, so obviously, I have not been very active on the interweb the past few months and it all has to do with my inability to compete. Sad face. I know you're all thinking, "Man, I miss Sarah. Where has she been my whole, past, few months?"  The answe...more

The Breast Reduction Debate Among Female Athletes
by JoelJohn
posted October 8, 2013 at 8:42pm

Every increase in a woman's breast cup size adds almost half a pound of weight to their chest, according to DailyMail....more

Crazy In Love via @LaurenFleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted September 25, 2013 at 9:52pm

I love my baby You told me I would I just took him Out of his bed Wrapped Like a burrito In the middle Of deep slumber And lay with him On the shag carpet floor Because I couldn’t Live one more second Without holding him ...more

Welcome To My Quarter Life Crisis
by GAzevedo
posted August 9, 2013 at 12:46am

It took me 4 years of hard work, multiple (and I mean MULTIPLE) change-of-major request forms, and 2 different bicycles, but I finally did it. I finally graduated college! I am officially a UC Davis alum. Soooo…now what? For the past 4 years as a ...more

My Athlete life by @emilyazevedo
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 29, 2013 at 10:33am

My life as an athlete has been a small amount of luck, a hell of a lot of hard work and an indefinite amount of sacrifice.  I wish I could say that an Olympic athlete’s life is as glamorous as society would assume, but our jobs are a bit unort...more

Calling all Athletes!
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 17, 2013 at 4:19pm

Elite athletes are constantly under a media microscope and are considered role models in the eyes of society regardless if it is something they desire. In a world where the tragic stories of Aaron Hernandez and Oscar Pistorious are what’s spread ov...more

Now introducing: MARISSA KASTANEK!
by Marissa Kastanek
posted July 15, 2013 at 2:02pm

Get to know Marissa Kastanek the new blogger for Women Talk Sports who is starting her professional basketball career on September 1, 2013....more

Boston Marathon Tragedy through the Eyes of a Hijabi Footballer and Wannabe Runner
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted April 17, 2013 at 7:39pm

Like the rest of the world, I was shocked and horrified when I heard (via Twitter) about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.I was so stressed and immediately thought about my dear family and friends in the area. Despit...more

Boston Marathon: United in Running (via @jenny_scherer22)
by Jenny on the Run
posted April 16, 2013 at 9:47pm

Not sure I’ve ever had such a roller coaster of a day emotionally in my whole life. I eagerly got up yesterday morning, day off of work, to set up my computer to stream Marathon Monday live– to witness an epic battle between Americans and fore...more

Boston Marathon:The Spirit of the Marathon
by Byline to Finish Line
posted April 16, 2013 at 2:49pm

It was a brilliant day in Buffalo. The temperature had reached 70 degrees. There was sunshine. There was a bit of wind, but otherwise a perfect day for an easy run. After my race on Sunday, my workout was designated as light. Emphasis on light. So I went ...more

Minion’s first uniform and other stuff via @Le_diable
by Lesley Higgins: Running Before, During and After Pregnancy
posted April 5, 2013 at 8:31pm

Back in January my amazingly paternal baby daddy came up with a great suggestion that we turn all of our old race shirts into onsies. This seemed brilliant, except that I didn’t have a sewing machine, nor have I sewn anything for the last ~20 years....more

Observations on (my) Pregnancy (via @laurenfleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted March 21, 2013 at 9:51am

Eleven weeks (+/-) to go before this baby claims its very own three-dimensional space on Earth. To provide some context, this is what I look like right now with very little clothing: And that’s why we pregnant people prefer to wear clothes. Big clo...more

NASCAR ~ Reitenour Named Rookie of the Year
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 20, 2013 at 8:04pm

Megan Reitenour earns a top ten  in the Outlaw Super Late Model  Series finishing  9th out of 55 competitors and secures Rookie of the Year Honors at M-40 Speedway  in Jones, MI. This being nothing extraordinary for Re...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

Sports Channel for Women TV...more

The Hero Worship Conundrum
by Fast at Forty
posted January 20, 2013 at 9:24am

The Lance Armstrong dog and pony show has come to a circuitous and anti-climactic ending. He confessed! He said “I’m sorry”! He said “I want to compete still”! He said “my fortune is going away”! But. He did all o...more

Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton Works as Vegas Escort
by stephaniemp
posted December 21, 2012 at 12:57pm

News broke yesterday that three-time Olympic mid-distance runner Suzy Favor Hamilton had been living a secret life as an escort for the past year. Favor Hamilton, 44, used the alias, “Kelly Lundy,” to secure “dates” while working f...more

Wearing What Fits (featuring @URSportswear)
by Byline to Finish Line
posted December 19, 2012 at 8:50pm

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with Jacalyn, the CEO and overall amazing woman who runs UR Sportswear, about a bunch of different topic including (no surprise) women’s sportswear. There were discussions about if a medium looks too small and why som...more

Wiggle Cycle Store: Men and Sluts Only!
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted October 29, 2012 at 8:48pm

  No copyright infringement intended in the use of this photograph. This picture is the month of April from a calendar sold online by bicycle and bicycle accessories website, Wiggle. My first reaction to products like this is to shake my head ...more

The Truth About Pro Running and Babies (Lauren Fleshman Blog)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 12, 2012 at 7:16am

This shouldn’t come as a shock to you when I say at some point in the next four years I want to have a kid. Over 30, married five years, obsessed with your baby…it adds up. And since it’s after an Olympic year, any woman over 26 that yo...more

The Business of Track & Field Contracts
by amyYB
posted October 8, 2012 at 11:08am

The Business of Track & Field Contracts I have started this journal entry a dozen times with the themes of Doors Open and Close, The Roads Are Open, A Different Path and A New Journey. Not one of those themes seemed to convey the thoughts and feelin...more

That Which Was Lost
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted September 25, 2012 at 9:22am

Somewhere in Oxford, Great Britain, 2009, 5.25am. Two Varsity rowers sleep, the winter morning silent around them, the spires of their Oxford scraping the frosted sky. Three more months to the Boat Race.  192 sessions gone; 144 to go, until they l...more

New Academic Year Brings Many Promotions, New Members
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 17, 2012 at 8:14am

Author:  NACWAA Sarah Lawrence College has appointed Kristin Maile as director of athletics and physical education. Maile comes from Cedar Crest College, where she served a six-year stint (2006-12) as director of a...more

Negotiating Sport and Religion
by The Rabbit Hole
posted August 8, 2012 at 8:35pm

Photo from Local Secrets.As globalization continues to merge sports and cultures that have never met before, religion will increasingly become a factor in how we play and compete.  Currently, the Summer Olympics happens to coincide with the holy mont...more

Brianna Glenn: Why I'm home...
by My so-called FABULOUS life: Brianna Glenn
posted July 19, 2012 at 12:28am

It's been two weeks since the Olympic Trials and I'm happy to say that I have now resumed showering and brushing my hair when I go out in public. I kid… a little. Something I've learned about myself is that the more something can affect me, the d...more

BFF’s: Why Friendship Is Important To Your Team
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 11, 2012 at 9:31pm

source John Wooden is a coaching rock star and legend.   So I thought, what better gift to give my readers during my blog vacation than a series on Wooden’s Pyramid of Success?  Join me for a series of posts that will delve into both...more

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