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IN THE LIFE: This category is a series of blogs written by the Winning Women founders sharing their lives and hearts with you. Check out their journey!

Misunderstood

Throughout my collegiate years, I struggled through unknown medical issues as I competed as a cross country and track athlete. I would get halfway through a race with normalcy and confidence, only to be zapped of energy in the second half. A strong stride would slip into...

Tags: Female Athletes, Female Coaches, Coaches' Wives, Moms of Athletes, Female Professionals, Loneliness, Identity, Performance, Pressure

how do you intentionally engage others?

I could tell there was a girl who was quiet and not fully present to what we were doing. Challenge accepted. I was determined to find a way to connect with her. I could tell...

Tags: Female Coaches, Female Professionals, Moms of Athletes, Community, Loneliness

I am More than the number on the jersey

One day after school, I went to my coach’s office with my practice jerseys in hand. My heart was beating fast, I could feel the sweat start to form in my hand, and I knew I had to hold back tears. I explained to my coach...

Tags: Female Athletes, Commitment, Loneliness, True Success, Identity, Renewing Mind, Surrendering

FEELING LONELY IN THE CROWDED BLEACHERS

As a people pleaser by nature, one area of frequent struggle I faced for 30 years as a coach’s wife was loneliness. At times it showed its ugly self in a variety of ways: traveling alone to a game, sitting alone at a game, going to bed alone...

Tags: Coaches Wives, Loneliness, Seeking God First

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