Can Athletes Just Take a Compliment?

Today while I came up for air during a set of 200’s a gal in the lane next to me said – and I quote – “You swim so PRETTY!” Umm, thanks?! Now, I’m not sure if that was a compliment or a dig at my slow-ass-sissie freestyle? But, WTH? I thought about it through my entire set and probably …

Julie SimonCan Athletes Just Take a Compliment?

Hello FAC!

I’ve been on the fritz from running since February and therefore been sentenced to swimming and cycling as my only forms of workout.  Trying to make the best of it, I joined the Frisco Athletic Center for the pool.  Besides, I was beginning to get odd looks from the trainers at the Frisco YMCA for the amount of time I …

Julie SimonHello FAC!

#BostonStrong – A Year Later

Running Boston 2013 was the best day of my life – until it was the worst. Supported by my amazing family and awesome fans that lined the streets, I finished approximately 15 mins before the bombs went off. Elated with my performance, I headed off to the family meeting area where I quickly met Paul.  Moving slowly from calf cramping …

Julie Simon#BostonStrong – A Year Later