Coach Reese recently spoke at the TISCA coaches' clinic in Austin. As usual, he was both entertaining and informative. His best "stuff" comes when he's gone off on a tangent, then follers that with another tangent (or three).
Great results ain't easy, easy results ain't great.
SW: When did the idea for AthleticFoodie spring to mind? GWG: We started AthleticFoodie in 2009, as a way to start helping athletes learn about sports nutrition, and use it to not only feel better, but improve overall performance. AthleticFoodie began as a blog that published nutrition content, a place where we shared healthy recipes, and put on events with sports teams and schools.
AthleticFoodie snacks became an idea in 2014 after interviewing over 120 athletes and their parents about the things they struggle with, regarding nutrition and performance. It was obvious that the parents didn’t have much time, and were not sure how to best fuel their athletes. The athletes also didn’t know much about nutrition, and it became apparent that we could really help them.
We came up with the concept of shipping snacks, designed specifically for a swimmer’s performance, directly to the swimmer’s doorstep. It has been amazing to hear such positive responses from the athletes and parents around the country who are shipped AthleticFoodie snacks. We knew this would be a way that we could help many athletes achieve better performance, while also making parents’ lives easier.
Here's a pic from May. Missed a turn in Pennsylvania and ended up lost for forty-five minutes out on Boulderfield Trail. That's probably where my foot pain started going from just horrible to nearly unbearable...
Journal entry for the stretch that included that "adventure" is here
The Richardson Family YMCA needs a program director The JCC Piranhas Swim Team (Austin) needs a head coach Northstar School (Arlington) needs a middle/high school swim coach. Contact Lisa Odom TISCA clinic schedule is here. The Doubletree is sold out, so you'll need to either pitch a tent or find a different hotel. Let me know if you need a (very, very used) tent...
Edited 9/6/15, 9:30 p.m.:
While out on the trail, I heard the UIL was going to allow 24 qualifiers to state meet in each division. Thought it was a done deal and we'd be seeing that happen this year. Guess that may not be the case. We'll see...