Tag Archives: mental health

Olympic-sized pressures

A week ago the Linkedin group The Female Lead that I follow posted an image of three ‘women of color’ athletes who won’t be competing at the Olympics due to “rules” they supposedly broke in the past few months. The … Continue reading

Posted in addiction, anxiety, death, Depression | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why I didn’t work out yesterday

Yesterday while driving around I recognized that there was no more avoiding reality. The air conditioning in my car needed a fix, as the freon apparently needed to be ‘recharged.’ After a morning of driving around in the heat of … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Christopher Cudworth, mental health | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In memory of Dave Bashaw, a sweet and talented guy

A friend of mine from long ago (and still today) sent me the obituary of a fellow runner from a nearby town. His name was Dave Bashaw. Dave was a talented and determined runner from Geneva High School. I competed … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Cudworth, college, competition, cross country, mental health, mental illness, running | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Confessions of a tree-sport athlete

The weather here in Illinois was stupendous yesterday. Clear and warm by spring standards in this part of the world. In the cool early morning, I rode 20+ miles on a favorite loop through Aurora, out along the Virgil Gilman … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Cudworth, mental health, running | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Athlete’s Lament

I didn’t get up and work out at the crack of dawn this morning. In fact, I didn’t get up at all until about 6:24 a.m. That’s late for me. More typically I’m either out the door running, dipped into … Continue reading

Posted in 10K, 13.1, 5K, aging, competition, mental health, race pace | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

When it comes to gender power, look out below

I had a laughingly light discussion with my wife this morning  about the equipment we respectively sport “down below.” It started with me teasing her about the fact that her panties matched her toenails/ she laughed and said, “Well the … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Cudworth, gay marriage, mental health | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Have you ever been broken?

Recently a young runner friend who is just a year out of college made a confession on Facebook. He related his experience with depression and urged others to seek help and counseling. Depression can leave a person feeling defeated and … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Depression, healthy aging, mental illness, riding, running, swimming, Tarsnakes | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Dragoon and The Blaggard

Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us like a good revenge story. Almost every Clint Eastwood movie from the 1970s was about revenge. You know the plot. Cowboy gets beat up. Cowboy goes into hiding. Cowboy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet Maura, a great little runner to know

A few weeks ago following an Experience Triathlon Run Club, I sat and talked with Elena Tawney, a former high school runner and soccer player that has taken up the triathlon. We shared some stories about running and she brought … Continue reading

Posted in running | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Suzy Favor Hamilton and the rush to judgment on mental illness

A recent issue of Sports Illustrated ran an excerpt from the upcoming book by Suzy Favor Hamilton. You may recall she is the former track star that through her own need for excitement began working as a highly paid escort. … Continue reading

Posted in cycling, mental health, running, triathlon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments