I Am Not an Athlete

I overheard a woman at the gym the other day telling her friends that she’d once run a marathon. While they were oohing and aahing over her accomplishment, she added some caveat that I didn’t catch. Then she said, “I’m not an athlete.”...

What’s Wrong With Being Second?

What’s wrong with being second? Americans (and probably others too) are obsessed with winning. As though being second, third, or fourth were unacceptable. Two sports reporters were debating recently whether the USA women’s soccer team was a failure because it...