G. Uhl

I’ve been debating with myself throughout the day if I should post a picture on Instagram for National Sibling Day. I could be a nice sister and tell myself not to, or I could text my mom and ask for a baby picture. Obviously since I’m writing this I didn’t have a lot of self-control…

Last First

Every year when the first meet of the track season rolls around I wonder where the time has gone. From my first meet in eighth grade when I hardly knew what a discus was to my first collegiate track meet at WKU when I wondered how I was even lucky enough to have the opportunity,…

Circus Elephants

Senior year. My last season is closing in. In one month I’ll be headed to Tempe, Arizona for my last first meet. Honestly, it’s surreal. Last year I walked in to the locker room before practice to a typed note in my locker. I’m not really sure why, but I didn’t ask any questions. Yesterday…

Nostalgia

Do you ever smell something and it takes you back to a different time? Maybe the smell of chlorine always reminds you of going to the pool as a kid. Or the smell of crayons reminds you of coloring with your siblings growing up. For me, there are a handful of smells that take me…

Winston

Peggy Ann Winston Clark (Nana) Most of the time when people hear my middle name they ask “Well where did that come from?” Is it Winston like Churchill? Like the cigarettes? No. It’s Winston like Peggy. When I was growing up I really didn’t like my middle name. I wanted to be like the rest…

Without Hesitation

We’ve all seen the “Before I die…” walls pop up on our Instagram feed at some point. In 2011, Candy Chang started what has now become a global public art project by building the first “Before I die…” wall in New Orleans. Since then, more than 2,000 walls have popped up in 76 countries and…

Just a Half-Day

Today at practice my coach joked that the most successful people only work half days. Of course my teammates and I met this with some confused looks. He went on to explain that the most successful people are putting in twelve-hour workdays… half a day. When my coach was talking about this I couldn’t help…

68 Hours in the Pacific Northwest

At the end of July I had the opportunity to take a much needed adventure to the Pacific Northwest for my cousin’s beautiful Mt. Hood wedding. My mom and I flew out of Louisville early Thursday morning, arrived in Portland around noon and got more out of the trip than we ever could have imagined….

34 Thoughts Everyone Has in the Cold Tank

Every athlete has had to cold tank at least one time in their career. Trust me, it’s not fun. We’ve all gotten into cold showers before or jumped into a pool that was just a little too cold for comfort. But 42 degrees. That’s colder than most people like drinking their water let alone soaking…

Thanks to #Freberg17

We’ve made it through a (nearly) a full semester #Freberg17! That seems so crazy to say. It seems like I’ve hardly even started here at UofL and now my time is almost up! Thankfully I’ve got classes like COMM 333 to help me out with quality experience that prepares me as I go into a…

@JasonWSpencer does Freberg17

Today #Freberg17 was able to hear from guest lecturer, Jason Spencer who works with social media customer service at Humana. With employee advocacy as his brainchild at Humana, Spencer had a lot to teach us. So what is employee advocacy? According to Spencer, Humana was looking for a way to get its brand message out…

Slap, Jump, Flick: Pre-Throw Rituals

Anybody who has watched the Olympics has seen athletes going through their pre-competition rituals. For example Michael Phelps has a very unique arm flap to loosen up before heading into the pool. Gymnasts methodically chalk their hands before going over to the uneven bars. These are done to create a state of flow, getting everything…