I’ve Been Published!


Just checking in after an amazing, positive, and uplifting Boston Marathon on Monday. I actually watched the race this year with the same group and from the same spot as last year, so although it was a little bit “groundhog day”, it made it that much more special to get through the entire day with nothing but positivity and smiles. This city and it’s people truly are amazing, and that was so evident on Monday in the faces of the runners, the cheers of the spectators, and the actions of the medical volunteers. Cheers to an amazing marathon, and to letting love and positivity overcome hate and fear.

Today’s post is going to be quick, because I have something much bigger and better that I want you to read!

Remember a while ago, when I mentioned that I had an opportunity to be published in a magazine? I didn’t give any specifics at the time, just in case anything changed, but the time has come! A while ago, Volleyball Magazine contacted me and asked if I would be interested in contributing a nutrition article for the May issue of the magazine. It took me about .5 seconds to say yes, but then I had to actually decide what to write about. I was given the choice of a collection of recipes or an article, and I quickly chose to write anย article since I really believe that I am a much better writer than I am a recipe creator. And how often do I post original recipes on here anyway? I think I can count them all on one hand so that was out.

Since this is the off season for most volleyball players and I work with a volleyball team myself, I decided to think about what would be important for my girls to read about in the off season. And then it hit me — many athletes spend their off season recovering from injury or surgery, and many of those have no idea how to handle their nutrition during that time. Should they eat less because they are not as physically active? Should they be avoiding certain foods or eating more of certain nutrients? ย So that was the focus of my article, and I must say I’m pretty proud of how it turned out.

So if you’re interested in nutrition for injury recovery, I’m your gal. Check out the article here, or in your latest issue of Volleyball Magazine if you’re a subscriber. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now I can officially say that I’m a published freelance writer. Phew! One mini goal down, about a million to go.

Readers: Which of your own goals have you accomplished lately? Were you at the Boston Marathon on Monday?



21 thoughts on “I’ve Been Published!

  1. Goals – 2009=Run 5k, 2010=Run Half marathon, set back during that year due to ill health, 2011=Run5k then 10k, 2012=Run half marathon, 2013=Run a marathon which then quickly turned into run an ultra marathon of 50 miles. 2014=Run an ultra marathon and train for 100 mile event in 2015. Every time I’ve achieved my goal I seem to set myself a bigger goal because the original goal was obviously not difficult enough. With each success I’ve developed a little bit more self confidence. I used to be a very reserved, quiet, withdrawn individual. I’m still getting used to the confident me that likes to stand in front of a crowd and lead them. Who knew!!

    1. Wow, an Ultramarathon is awesome, but a 100 mile event? I don’t even think that would be physically (or mentally) possible for me. You are a rockstar!

      1. More mental than rockstar lol!!
        Your success at getting published is just as awesome. Something that seems unachievable to begin with can feel like the best reward in the world.
        Congrats ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Congratulations! How exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This is amazing!! You go girl! I’ve accomplished several goals recently, actually! ๐Ÿ™‚ 1) A Squat PR of 135lbs…up to 6 reps at that weight in only a week. 2) Leaving a job that I wasn’t satisfied with for one that is more in line with my passion: healthcare. & 3) Expanding my blog to include product reviews, which has resulted in a discussion about partnering with a company to help them expand their product(s) in my area. Isn’t it amazing how, when you proclaim what you want to the universe, it often delivers in abundance??? ๐Ÿ™‚ Go us!!

    1. Thank you so much!! And YOU have reached some kick ass goals recently (sorry it’s taken me so long to respond to comments — I didn’t realize how far behind I had gotten!) Keep doing what you’re doing lady, it sounds like you’re building something pretty great ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. That is so super exciting!! As a former volleyball player myself I congratulate you extra b/c we are the best lol I actually have a bucket list goal to be published myself. Keep it up girl ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thanks!!! I was especially excited since I work with a volleyball team — it made it even better. Next up, more magazines!

  5. Awesome article, Steph! Congrats!!

  6. Great article. Congratulations!

  7. Wow, this is awesome! Congrats Steph!

  8. Congrats!! that’s a big accomplishment and you should be really proud!

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