'Tis the Superwoman season (Mother's day is May 12th).We want to giveaway our "Strong" shirt and necklace to some very special Superwomen. Know any Superheroes that should be on a pedastal? I bet you do! We all know those special women in our life, the true super heros. They do the self-less, thankless work, they are ones that raise energy of our environments with their campassionate work. We know their struggles, their fortitude, their courage to overcome, their generosity, their selflessness, their genius, and their strength. Many times our sisters (biological & non-biological) provide us with the strength to keep our heads up when times are rough. Here is your chance to give them that "Shout Out" and nominate them in the comments section under this blog where they'll be entered in a draw to win our Super Pack!
Finally a Race Tank !
According to our recent survey, almost 60% of our customers are looking for sports clothing from Believe I Am....Viola.....Ask and you shall recieve :) Let me present to you, your personal record-breaker super power tank top!. The Free, Fast, Fun mantra has been known to help this runner break records and personal bests left and right.
Olympic finalist, US champion, Molly Huddle admits she's a "grade A weenie" on a daily basis. How does this self proclained "worrier" peform like a bada** warrior when she's on the track, becomming the fastest American of all-time, making the Olympic final, and winning the US Championships? Molly writes and shares her tips on how to best prepare for your next race and become "Race Brave", no matter where you fall on the worrier to warrior spectrum. read more
Dr.Samantha O'Connell is here to introduce you to the benefits of pessimistic thinking! Although here at Believe I Am we promote "mindfulness" and try our best to inspire you to think better about yourself, we also know there is a lot to be learned from our negative thoughts, and that being forced to "think positive" in ALL situations is NOT always beneficial for ALL people especially when it comes to performance in sports or "high stress" events.
We've all heard of optimism and pessimism, but what do you know about about defensive pessimism? Even a typically optimistic person can become a defensive pessimist in preparation for performance! read more
I wanted to update all you awesome people on the latest news. My "official" role with Believe I Am has come to an end, and my partner in crime, Ro, is taking over the whole shebang. I am graduating to the position of #1 fan and eternal #sisterinsport, which will make a lot of sense when you read the details.
This is as much a self-motivation blog as anything else. The yogi-runner is alive and well in our society and more people are harnessing the benefits of this beautiful combination. Yet, sometimes we (I) need to be reminded of the reasons why we should keep up this healthy habit in order to get on the mat! Once I finish documenting the evidence of the benefits of yoga, I’ll get back into practicing. If I had sense I would. read more
After 20 years of participation in the sport of running, I achieved my dream of competing in the Olympic Games. I can still remember where it all began, as a young girl growing up in Ireland and how much I loved to run. I wasn’t always the fastest in my class, but I was usually near the front of the pack. My talent for running didn’t come in the form of some supernatural ability, it came from my passion-driven commitment, dedication, and my openness to learning and self-improvement. Sport has given me so much more than an Olympic experience. read more
I am _____ .
A simple, yet powerful statement. We create our lives with the thoughts and beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world. Words can be both empowering or destructive. Choose yours wisely!
Lauren and I both learned through experience as pro athletes the ramifications (both good and bad) of our internal dialogue and saw for ourselves that our thoughts DO help create our reality. Mark Forstater once wrote; "We are not cameras, we are artists and the world is our canvas." How we perceive the world, has a very significant effect on our destiny. read more
We celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day 2013 with a Twitter campaign of photos of all of our #sistersinsport. Check out the incredibly fun collection of photos from our tweeps. Special thanks to @MegRunnerGirl for creating this Storify of the day's uploads. Click on the photo below for the link to the all of the photos! read more
Sometimes I run to exercise, sometimes to compete, sometimes to clear my mind, sometimes to socialize, sometimes to relieve stress, sometimes to burn some energy, sometimes to push my limits, sometimes to increase my aerobic capacity, sometimes to work on my speed, sometimes to win races, sometimes to improve my endurance, sometimes to see a city, sometimes to be out in nature, sometimes to change my mood, sometimes to feel better about myself, sometimes to be the best runner I can be, sometimes I run to be me. read more