In the Zone

Writing about sports isn’t new to me. I report on Spartan Races across the country and I worked as an Olympic News Service reporter for hockey in Sochi. They are in my comfort zone. Recently, I was granted a rare one-hour interview with Bob Fitzsimmons, a successful lawyer for deceased football great “Iron Mike” Webster. I was completely intimidated by Bob and the sport of football. I did a lot of research and worked intently on crafting and recrafting questions that I felt were worthy of Bob’s time and would provide appealing information to readers. Bob put me at ease from the start and it turned out to be one of my favorite interviews! Last Word on Sports (LWOS) published the article today. I hope you will give it a read and find it interesting, whether you are a sports fan or not.

NOTE: Photos were provided to me for use by Bob Fitzsimmons.

Year of the Spartan

On August 23, 2014, I participated in the Virginia Reebok Spartan Super at Wintergreen Resort, my first major race ever. My goal was to just finish it, which I did in a little over 7.5 hours. I was determined to return the following year and do better. I spent the next 12 months training to the best of my ability solo and with friends. Unexpected life events got in my way at times, but I worked hard to stay on track with my goal. I am proud to share that I returned to Wintergreen and completed the race with a time of 04:28:15 (3 hours less than the previous year)!

I met some cool new people. One racer in particular, Desirée Rincón, inspired me to write about her for my freelance job for Last Word on Sports.