Observations of life, creativity, drive, and transition from a once-professional athlete and now-aspiring lifelong athletic human who gives a shit.

Journal

Roka Sunnies For the Win

So you might have heard about Jesse getting his own fancy pants aviators designed by Roka. He wrote about the whole story, if you haven’t. It’s a good one. Jesse really likes aviators. If you follow us you probably know

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Thoughts on Run Gum suing USOC/USATF

Run Gum, an emerging business co-founded by track and field star Nick Symmonds, has filed a lawsuit after being denied the ability to have athletes wearing Run Gum uniforms at the Olympic Trials. When I heard about it, to be

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USATF Annual Meeting Wrap Up

When I came to Houston last weekend for the USATF Annual Meeting, I came with a specific purpose. To work within the system we have, with the people we have, to influence change. I had nine goals for the meeting.

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A Space of Our Own: A Proposal to Make a Living

With help and support from many people, I’ve put forth a Resolution for the USATF Annual Meeting on behalf of the AAC that is designed to tackle a simple problem faced by professional track and field athletes (and athletes from

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Why Athletes Don’t Speak Out About Doping

The sport of track and field is in total crisis. There is no other way to put it. The news is exposing crimes and corruption that exceed the depth and breadth of even the wildest whisperings of our sports biggest

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Discussing “Equality” in NCAA Cross Country

There’s some discussion going on about equality in collegiate cross country that was sparked by the recent IAAF decision to unify the distance for professionals. On the professional level, where women used to race 8k and men 12k, (and before

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all the women

the faceless critics they try to silence you they sexualize you to minimize you to make a play thing out of a great thing this ain’t a game, team we’re doin something we need a brave theme song for this

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Cropped: The USATF #YoureWelcome Commercial

USATF just launched a commercial “You’re Welcome” about the sport of Track and Field on NBC. And while I’m thrilled to see a professionally produced track and field commercial, it highlights a problem within our governing body that hurts everyone with a

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2014 USATF Annual Meeting Recap

Some other time I can write my entire history of my relationship to sport governance, ranging from blind optimism, to wanting to be the future CEO of USATF, to nice informative sit downs with former CEO Craig Masback, to puzzlement,

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