Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.

Mia Hamm

(Or in most cases in the UK - ‘the unwitting woman’)

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. — Arthur Ashe
It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters. Paul “Bear” Bryant
breaking-muscle:

Understanding and Caring for Your Feet
Our feet are literally the base for all our movement, and yet they are often overused and neglected. Let’s take a closer look at the foot and ankle, and talk about how to keep them performing best.
http://breakingmuscle.com/mobility-recovery/understanding-and-caring-your-feet

breaking-muscle:

Understanding and Caring for Your Feet

Our feet are literally the base for all our movement, and yet they are often overused and neglected. Let’s take a closer look at the foot and ankle, and talk about how to keep them performing best.

http://breakingmuscle.com/mobility-recovery/understanding-and-caring-your-feet

So every now and again I get asked about shin splints and how to deal with them. I have talked about them before, explaining what they are, what causes them and ways to deal with them, but I have recently been doing a little more research into things that can help rehabilitate and prevent shin splints. This video shows some good exercises for strengthening ankles (which are a major factor in the causes of shin splints especially in roller derby) and I think it’s worth a look. If you are going to do the exercises you will need a resistance band but they are fairly cheap and well worth the investment.