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Ann Gaffigan (anngaff)

http://steeplechics.com

@anngaff

Overland Park, KS, USA

About anngaff:

Chief Technical Officer, Women Talk Sports. I competed in Track & Field and Cross-Country in college at the University of Nebraska and competed professionally in Track & Field (3000m Steeplechase) from when I graduated in May 2004 until the 2008 Olympic Trials.

anngaff's Favorite Sports:

MMA, Olympics, Running, Soccer, Track & Field

anngaff's Posts:

Why Social Media is Not Good but GREAT for Women's Sports
posted on November 3, 2009 at 4:16pm

There has been a lot of buzz lately, especially in the Women Talk Sports community, about social media and whether or not it is good for women's sports. The buzz got louder after the Tucker Center held their annual Distinguished Lecture Series and broadca...more

PAC-10 Cross-Country Championships Recap
posted on October 31, 2009 at 4:29pm

Photos courtesy of Laura Landgreen. Lucky for me, the PAC-10 Cross-Country Championships were in Long Beach yesterday, just 10 miles up the 405 from where I live. I packed Jaelyn and her stroller into the car and drove up to Skylinks Golf Course to watch...more

Weekly Twitter Wrap: Halloween Edition
posted on October 31, 2009 at 1:27pm

I'm filling in for Lesley today on the Weekly Twitter Wrap, as she is busy in NYC preparing for the Marathon, which she is working at. More to come from her later on some behind-the-scenes action from one of the best marathons in the world. For now, here'...more

Post-Baby Marathon Training Log: September 22, 2009 - Here She Is Again, Right on Time
posted on September 22, 2009 at 2:06am

Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3", song #5 ("Empire State of Mind") blasted through my Jetta's speakers on the way back from my massage tonight... And since I made it here, I can make it anywhere... When I got home, I fed the baby, changed into running clothes ...more

IAAF World Athletics Final - Day 1 Highlights
posted on September 13, 2009 at 12:30pm

The IAAF World Athletics Final is taking place this weekend in Thessaloniki, Greece. Day 1 (Saturday) included the women's pole vault, which Yelena Isinbayeva dominated, showing her resilience after a disappointing no-height at the World Championships in...more

Post-Baby Marathon Training Log: September 7, 2009 - The Baby Weight
posted on September 7, 2009 at 8:53pm

How vain am I: my second biggest worry when I found out I was pregnant (the first being "How do I tell my parents?") was "Oh no, I'm gonna get fat and stay that way forever."   When I found out I was pregnant, I looked like this: (photo credit: E...more

Sports Writing Contest to Award Star Coaches
posted on August 25, 2009 at 12:50am

YouthNoise Play City is a nonprofit campaign that promotes using sports for social change. On Friday, they launched a nation-wide writing contest called Play It Forward that asks entrants to submit stories and photos of the coaches who have made a posit...more

Nike Lunarglide+ Review
posted on August 25, 2009 at 12:35am

I got the Nike Lunarglides in the mail about a week after I started running again following the birth of my daughter, Jaelyn.  Nothing like a brand new pair of shoes to try out!  I had heard about Nike's "Plus" technology that could record the...more

Milwaukee United Soccer Club gives urban players the chance they deserve
posted on August 21, 2009 at 11:20pm

  Scott Viar is on a mission.  When working with the Queen City Football Club in Buffalo, NY, he realized that none of the 45 potential players he'd found for the club had gone to a Buffalo public high school.  "The people's game" had become "the do...more

Ella es el Matador (She is the Matador) Trailer
posted on August 19, 2009 at 9:30pm

From Women Make Movies: "For Spaniards—and for the world—nothing has expressed the country’s traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter’s masculinity to Spani...more

WPS Championship Game Live Blog - Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 1:00pm Pacific
posted on August 19, 2009 at 7:14pm

Witness history as the Los Angeles Sol and Sky Blue FC meet in the Inaugural WPS Championship presented by MedImmune on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The game will also be televised live on the Fox Sports Nets and Com...more

Track & Field World Championships CENTRAL
posted on August 16, 2009 at 1:50pm

The IAAF World Track & Field Championships are under way in the historical Berlin stadium.  The 9-day meet features all the superstars of Track & Field, including Allyson Felix (200m), Sanya Richards (400m), Yelena Isinbaeva (Pole Vault), Kara Goucher (M...more

Post-Baby Marathon Training Log: August 13, 2009 - Running Pre- and Post- Pregnancy
posted on August 13, 2009 at 6:17pm

Since we flew back to Kansas City for the weekend to show off baby Jaelyn to Jason's family and friends, I missed a lot of work and am now very behind.  I work from home (which is a blessing) and need to work on Saturdays and Sundays to keep up with ...more

Hurley Streaming U.S. Open of Surfing LIVE through Sunday, July 26
posted on July 23, 2009 at 2:16pm

Hurley will be presenting a live, interactive web cast of the U.S. Open of Surfing, from Huntington Beach, California, from now until July 26th. The stream can be viewed live on Ustream at the following link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hurley-us-open...more

Vote for Girls in the Game to win a Nike Back Your Block Grant!
posted on July 20, 2009 at 2:31am

In May, I posted about Girls in the Game, a non-profit organization in Chicago that provides health and fitness and leadership opportunities to young girls. GITG has applied to be one of the recipients of a Nike Back Your Block grant, meaning they could ...more

Serena & Venus Commercial for US Open: "It Must Be Love"
posted on July 20, 2009 at 2:10am

I'm up watching the ESPY's with my sister and we got a kick out of this commercial Serena Williams did for the US Open:   ...more

Post-Baby Marathon Training Log: July 19, 2009 - Think "Pikes Peak"
posted on July 20, 2009 at 1:06am

My big sister Catherine and her girlfriend Carrie came to visit this week while Jason is in Japan fighting in the Dream 10 Welterweight Grand Prix.  Thank goodness because otherwise it would have required strategy and planning to get the simplest t...more

Post-Baby Marathon Training Log: July 5, 2009 - What a Difference a Year Makes
posted on July 5, 2009 at 6:06pm

What a difference a year makes. On July 4, 2008, I woke up sore and dehydrated from competing the night before in the Final of the 3000m Steeplechase at the US Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon.  I'd finished 10th, well out of the t...more

USATF Championships - Recap of Final Day
posted on June 29, 2009 at 1:01am

EDITOR'S NOTE: AnnGaff and LesleyHiggins are writing these previews for the USA Track & Field Championships, taking place this weekend in Eugene, OR, based on their firsthand Track & Field experience.  Gaffigan and Higgins competed against each other in ...more

USATF Championships Preview - Women's Long Jump
posted on June 28, 2009 at 1:47pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: AnnGaff and LesleyHiggins are writing these previews for the USA Track & Field Championships, taking place this weekend in Eugene, OR, based on their firsthand Track & Field experience.  Gaffigan and Higgins competed against ea...more

USATF Championships Preview - Women's Pole Vault
posted on June 28, 2009 at 1:48am

EDITOR'S NOTE: AnnGaff and LesleyHiggins are writing these previews for the USA Track & Field Championships, taking place this weekend in Eugene, OR, based on their firsthand Track & Field experience.  Gaffigan and Higgins competed against ea...more

USATF Championships Preview - Women's 200m
posted on June 27, 2009 at 5:47pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: AnnGaff and LesleyHiggins are writing these previews for the USA Track & Field Championships, taking place this weekend in Eugene, OR, based on their firsthand Track & Field experience.  Gaffigan and Higgins competed against ea...more

USATF Championships Preview - Women's 100m Hurdles
posted on June 27, 2009 at 5:47pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: AnnGaff and LesleyHiggins are writing these previews for the USA Track & Field Championships, taking place this weekend in Eugene, OR, based on their firsthand Track & Field experience.  Gaffigan and Higgins competed against ea...more

USATF Championships Day 2 Recap: the Athletes do their Job, but the Meet Officials Don't
posted on June 27, 2009 at 5:09pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: AnnGaff and LesleyHiggins are writing these previews for the USA Track & Field Championships, taking place this weekend in Eugene, OR, based on their firsthand Track & Field experience.  Gaffigan and Higgins competed against each other in ...more

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