October Goals

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It’s month three of sharing my mini-goals, and I have to say, so far so good. Last month, I had a pretty ambitious plan for what I was going to get done, maybe a little too ambitious considering I had to travel for a bachelorette party and a wedding as well as interviewing in order to complete goal one (see below if I did or not). As I start some new adventures this month (repping Lady ATX at ACL and some exciting work prospects), I think I’m going to make my to-do list a little more manageable. Let’s see what I’m getting into this month:

  1. Get collaborative. My work with Lady ATX is on fire right now. This month I want to work with some other writers or photographers to put out some cool work.
  2. Finish Lean In. I’ve been working on this book for a longggg time. It’s time to finally get it read.
  3. Work out more. On that note, I need to make a point to work out at least 3 times per week.
  4. This month’s trivia: Learn all the major league sports teams (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS). Bonus points if I learn all the NFL starting quarterbacks.
  5. Try a new work out class. Now that I’m invested in pilates, let’s shake it up with another type of work out.
  6. Solidify a skin care routine. Part of my new mission of self-care is to start taking better care of my skin.
  7. Finish Duolingo Italian. I’m so close!
  8. Hydrate. This goal has been pretty vague so now I want to replace one drink a day with water + what I have already built on.
  9. Virtually volunteer. I’ll be pretty busy this month so I’ll look for opportunities to help out through looking at resumes for college students, giving social media advice to a non-profit, or even writing letters to soldiers overseas. Send me any ideas or opportunities you may have.

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Stuff About Sports: Basketball

As any of you basketball fans may know, yesterday was Selection Sunday for March Madness. On St. Patrick’s day we will see the match up of the NCAA college basketball tournament. Others of you may not have known it was selection Sunday. This post is for you. Like my baseball, soccer, and football posts, I’m going to explain the basics of basketball to you so you don’t look like a fool eating at Buffalo Wild Wings.

There are many different levels to basketball: kids leagues, high school, college, and of course the NBA. They all have slightly different rules. This post is going to speak to college since we are so close to the NCAA tournament. Most terminology will be in the same at every level.

The Court and players

Each team is typically made up of 12-15 players. Each team can have 5 players on the court at a time. The typical positions are two guards, two forwards, and one point guard OR  center. It depends if you are on defense or offense as to your set up.

Photo cred: GoTigersGo

Photo cred: GoTigersGo

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Stuff About Sports: Football

American Football is one of the most popular sports in the US. From community leagues to college to professional, millions of boys (and a few awesome girls-like her) played the game. In fact, it is approximated that 73% of Americans have played football in some capacity and 41.5 million people played fantasy football in 2014.

Though football has a lot of rules, as long as you understand the basics, you will be just fine.

The Field and players

The field is split into two sides, each 50 yards in descending order. At both ends of the field there is an end zone and a goal post.

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At any given time each team has 11 players on the field. The offensive team includes the quarterback, wide receivers, running backs, a center, tight ends, a half back, full back, offensive guard, offensive tackles and occasionally the kicker. The make up of each team depends on the play. The defensive team is made up of safeties, linebackers, defensive tackles, cornerbacks and defensive ends. Their objective is to stop the offensive team from moving forward by tackling the player with the ball or intercepting the pass. Continue reading →

Stuff About Sports: Soccer

As I watched the USA had a soul crushing tie with Portugal yesterday, I realized how little I know about soccer (aka futbol). So, if you’re like me, here are some of the basics of the “world’s most popular sport.”

The Field

There are 11 players on the field for each team: 2 forwards, 3 midfielders, 2 wing-backs, 2 center-backs, 1 sweeper and the goalkeeper (goalie) is the typical line up but some positions may vary. Three substitutions are allowed per team per match and once you’re out you can’t come back in. The field is (usually) 100 yards x 50 yards. There are certain rules about where players can be on the field as I will discuss later in this post. Continue reading →