This week's Show: Insecurity Detox with Trish Blackwell

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episode 20: Insecurity Detox with Trish Blackwell

episode 20: Insecurity Detox with Trish Blackwell

 

Want to get rid of insecurities and feel empowered? Confidence Coach, author and top podcaster Trish Blackwell joins hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker to talk about ways to get rid of insecurity and feel empowered. Trish Blackwell shares her own journey of self discovery after overcoming an eating disorder and lack of self confidence.  Blackwell talks about how anyone can have a champion’s mindset through steps like prioritizing personal growth, quieting their minds and then showing up. 


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More About Trish Blackwell


Trish Blackwell is the leading Confidence Coach in the personal development space with a specialized niche within the Fitness Industry. Blackwell is particularly passionate about bringing hope to those who struggle with negative body image, eating disorders, or confidence issues. She is a personal trainer, author, podcaster, and app publisher, She is also featured on the nationally syndicated radio show, Keep the Faith. Blackwell’s newest book, Insecurity Detox: A Breakout Plan to Rejuvenate Your Body, Mind, and Spirit was released by Howard / Simon & Schuster in 2016. Learn more at TrishBlackwell.com.


Episode Topics and Mentions


Runner

Swimmer

Surfer

Snowboarder

Triathlons

Ironman

USA World Championship Team, Duathlon

Davidson College

Self esteem

Confidence coaching

Physical therapy

College swimming

Crisis of confidence in women

Self-doubt

Journaling

Going technology free

Decision fatigue

Podcasting


Action Items From the Hosts 


Maria: Quiet your mind. Making time for that quiet time in your life is just as important as making time to exercise. 


Kelly: Wear your pajamas to the grocery store (or do whatever thing that shows that you just don’t care what people think of you). 


Quote of the Week: “Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth. It’s a shield from being your true self.” --  Brené Brown


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Episode 19: Evoking Enthusiasm with Rowdy Gaines

Evoking Enthusiasm with Rowdy Gaines

 

Rowdy Gaines is the feature of this episode’s Road Trip Segment where he speaks with host Kelly Palace about the role that enthusiasm has played in his success in the pool and in life. He credits his father’s big personality and his four daughters for feeding his enthusiasm in life, as well as a genuine love for swimming. He says the keys to his success in swimming and life are a sense of responsibility, dedication to the sport or career, teamwork and taking risks. 


Kelly Palace and co-host Maria Parker also share their own stories about how enthusiasm can make or break a goal and the experience.  


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More About Rowdy Gaines


Rowdy Gaines is a three-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming and holds 12 U.S. national championships. In 2015, he was recognized with the USA Swimming Award, the most prestigious award one can receive for contributions to the sport. He is an avid lifelong swimmer and an outspoken US Masters swimmer who hosts the Rowdy Gaines classic meet in Orlando each year. He is in the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Gaines has served as a swimming analyst for ESPN and NBA Sports for swimming for the past seven summer Olympics. 


Episode Topics and Mentions


US Masters Swimming

Michael Phelps

Summer Sanders

Angel Martino

Katie Ledecky

Missy Franklin

Molly Hannis

Nathan Adrian

Cody Miller

Michael Andrew

Peter Andrew

Eddie Reese

Richard Quick

Tina Andrew

Kaitlin Sandeno

Mark Spitz

Tiger Woods

Serena Williams

Game of Thrones

Grandchildren

Idaho

Florida

Hawaii

Indiana University

YMCA

NBC Sports

ESPN

Summer Olympics

“Rowdy Rising”

NCAA Swimming

International Swimming Hall of Fame

U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

Pro Swim Series

International Swimming League

Backstroke flags

Underwaters - the “fifth stroke”

Swimming lessons


Action Items From the Hosts 

Maria: If you don’t feel passionate about something, pick something to start aiming to achieve and then move in that direction. 

Kelly: Find a “why” for your enthusiasm and focus on what value you are bringing to the table. Take one step at a time.


Quote of the Week: 

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill


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Episode 18: The Imperfect Life with Summer Sanders

The Imperfect Life with Summer Sanders

 

On today’s episode, Kelly Palace and Maria Parker interview Olympian Summer Sanders about her life after athletics, discussing what she is doing as a businesswoman, wife and mother of two. Sanders calls in to the show from her home in Spain where she is living for a year with her family as a way to purposefully retreat from the busyness of modern family life. 


Sanders talks about embracing the imperfect moments in life and letting yourself experience them. She discusses her own parents and how their influences made her who she is and how they continue to inspire her own intentional parenting practices. 


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More About Summer Sanders


Summer Sanders is a gold-medal winning Olympic swimmer who is also a sports commentator, reporter, television show host and actor. Sanders won back-to-back NCAA Swimmer of the Year awards in only two years as a collegiate swimmer. She won two gold medals at the 1992 Olympic Games (one in 200m butterfly and one in the 4 × 100m medley relay), as well as a silver medal (200m IM) and a bronze (400m IM). 


Since her Olympic-swimming days, Sanders has continued to make a name for herself as a sports commentator, actor and author of the 1999 book “Champions Are Raised, Not Born: How My Parents Made Me A Success.” She is a current panelist on CBS Sports’ “We Need to Talk” the first-ever nationally televised all female weekly sports talk show and has her own blog and website at SummerSanders.co.


Episode Topics and Mentions


CBS Sports

We Need to Talk

Good Morning America

The Today Show

MTV

Stanford University

NCAA

Sardinero Beach, Santander, Cantabria, Spain

Surfing

Intentional Parenting

Divorce

Mentorship for Women


Action Items From the Hosts 


Maria: Take time to be in the moment, especially in your relationships. Do not just rush from one activity to the next. Embrace imperfection in life with joy. 


Kelly: Pay attention to things that happen that aren’t planned because they may be the new plan. Remember that champions really show up and are honest about what they are doing 100 percent of the time. 


Quote of the Week: 


“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” -- Stephen Hawking


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Episode 17: Big-Hearted Swimming, with Zane Grothe

Episode 17 Show Notes

Episode 17: Big-Hearted Swimming, with Zane Grothe

Big-Hearted Swimming


On today’s episode, Kelly Palace shares her interview with distance swimmer Zane Grothe that she conducted at the recent Pro Swim Series event in Bloomington, Ind. Grothe talks about how watching himself on video improves his technique and how other swimmers like Michael Phelps, Michael Andrew and Caeleb Dressel inspire him.


Grothe talks about how pushing himself to do his best in the pool has helped him succeed in other areas of life too. He shares a typical training week and what his diet entails with listeners -- and explains the “why” behind his mohawk hairstyle.


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More About Zane Grothe


Zane Grothe is a freestyle swimmer who shines in distance and mid-distance events. He broke the American and U.S. Open records in the 500 yard and 1650 yard freestyle events at the 2017 USA Winter National Championships and is training for a chance to compete on the USA Olympics Swim Team for 2020. Grothe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Aerospace Engineering and said he hopes to one day work for a space-focused company, like SpaceX or Boeing.


Episode Topics and Mentions

Kurt Cady

Caeleb Dressel

Michael Phelps

Michael Andrew

Niki Nolte

Indiana University

Auburn University

Florida State University

Pro Swim Series

2020 Summer Olympics

Aerospace Engineering

SpaceX

Boeing

Livestrong Foundation

TEAM NEGU

Love Your Melon Foundation

Thyroid Cancer

Childhood Cancer

Mohawks

Pickleball


Action Items From the Hosts

Maria: Challenge yourself to deal with pain - how much pain can I manage? Pain isn’t a bad thing. Move through pain to become more mentally strong.

Kelly: Inventory whatever you are working on in your life and identify your strengths and weaknesses and then decide to work on your weaknesses.


Quote of the Week: “The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart." -- William Hazlitt


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Episode 16: Performance Anxiety

Episode 16 show notes

Episode 16: Performance Anxiety

The pressure to succeed can feel overwhelming for athletes or anyone preparing for something that means a lot. Conquering performance anxiety takes the right mindset and building up confidence in tangible ways.  


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5 Tenets to Combat Performance Anxiety

  1. Practice, practice, practice - If you've done your preparation, you know you are ready and it can give you confidence.
  2. Create a pre-performance routine - Have a set routine before a performance.
  3. Stay in your lane - Focus on your own performance, not what others are doing.
  4. Use adrenaline for fuel - Use caffeine as an ergogenic. 
  5. Add a "so" to your "what ifs?" - Visualization is key. 


Action Items from the Hosts

Kelly: Think about something coming up and give yourself a “So what?” so that the event is not so scary. 

Maria: Focus on the process and focus on what you are doing -- not what others are doing. Do what you do and enjoy it in the moment.


Quote of the Week

“There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Episode 15: Unfinished Business: Ray Looze

Episode 15 Show Notes

Episode 15: Unfinished Business: Ray Looze

Ray Looze is the head men's and women's coach at Indiana University and has seen success as a swimmer and a coach. On this episode, he talks to Kelly Palace and Maria Parker about how his drive as a coach may be motivated by his own unfinished business.


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More about Ray Looze


Looze was on the USA 2016 Olympic team staff and coached seven 2016 Olympians, including Cody Miller and Lilly King. In 2016, he was named Big 10 Coach of the Year.


Looze is also a former USA national-team swimmer and a medalist at the 1991 Pan American Games. He swam for the USC Trojans in college.


"Coaching is the hardest thing I've ever done - and it isn't even close," Ray Looze said in this podcast interview.


Episode Mentions


Swimmers: Lilly King, Cody Miller, Blake Pieroni, Zane Grothe

Coaches: Teri McKeever, Jonty Skinner, Eddie Reese


Action Items from the Hosts


Maria - Consider yourself a professional in whatever you do.

Kelly - Rip off the Band-Aid and do something you've been scared to do.


Quote of the Week


"Life is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with them, things that simply won't be gotten rid of." -- Anita Brookner


(Anita Brookner was an English award-winning novelist and art historian. She was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge from 1967 to 1968 and was the first woman to hold this visiting professorship. She was awarded the 1984 Man Booker Prize for her novel Hotel du Lac.)


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Photo credit: SwimmingWorld.com

Photo credit: SwimmingWorld.com

Episode 14: Dealing with Pain and Suffering

Episode 14: Show Notes

Episode 14: Dealing with Pain and Suffering

Nothing teaches you about pain and suffering better than endurance athletics. Hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker are both top endurance athletes and share with listeners some of their mojo for dealing with pain and suffering, in both sports and life. Both hosts share personal stories designed to motivate, inspire and educate you.


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More About Managing Pain and Suffering

The right mindset has been scientifically connected to better management of pain and suffering.

Check out this article in Psychology Today by Toni Bernhard J.D. on how mindfulness can help with physical suffering:  


https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/turning-straw-gold/201104/how-mindfulness-can-help-physical-suffering


Action Items from the Hosts


Maria: Find a way to tell a story that is helpful and positive during pain and suffering. Try to tell a story that is authentic and true.


Kelly: Be prepared. Life can have painful experiences and you need to be ready.  Think ahead for that go-to person or practice that help comforts you.


Quote of the week:  “As much as we would like to avoid pain and suffering, they are some of life's best teachers.” --William E. K. Parker


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Episode 13: Achieving Excellence with Mark Bernardino

Episode 13: Show Notes

Episode 13: Achieving Excellence with Mark Bernardino

Listen in as Kelly Palace and Maria Parker interview legendary swim coach Mark Bernardino, the current associate head coach at NC State University. Bernardino discusses achieving excellence in his own life and with his swimmers from the over 40 years of coaching champions. He discusses what he thinks makes a champion and tells some fantastic stories to motivate listeners. 

Photo credit: SwimmingWorld.com\


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More About Mark Bernardino


Mark Bernardino came to prominence in the swimming community as the head swimming coach at the University of Virginia for 30 years. He went on to serve as an assistant coach at the University of South Carolina and is now associate head coach at NC State. In total, Bernardino has coached more than 40 years in Division I, with 27 ACC championships under his belt. Since 1996, he has put a swimmer on every Olympic team.


More Items Discussed on the Show


Read more about Fran Crippen, a swimmer for Bernardino that died at the age of 26 in an open water swimming race: http://www.espn.com/olympics/swimming/news/story?id=5718372

Bernardino’s “Law of the 8 Es”:  Effort, Emotion, Energy, Enthusiasm, Excitement, Execution and Encouragement = Excellence (do all of those things at the highest level possible and you'll find excellence).


Action Items from the Hosts


Maria - To prepare mentally for excellence, change the last thought of the day to something you are happy about.


Kelly - Part of achieving the 8 Es is to find someone who has a positive voice to bring enthusiasm and excitement. 


Quote of the week:  "We're not born mentally or physically tough, those are acquired traits and if you’re willing to work hard to develop those traits, chances are you'll become better than you ever thought you could become." --Swim Coach Mark Bernardino


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What's Mojo? Defined as a magic charm, magic power or exuding influence, confidence or personal charisma. What makes a Champion? Most will tell you that they have had some kind of Mojo in their history on the road to being a champion. This podcast explores the notion that The Mojo that truly makes us better in sports or in life is overcoming adversity. Sports provide the challenges to prepare us for life. "My age-group Swim Coach John Flanagan (Andrew Seliskar's club coach) always says, "Swimming is Life". That stuck with me! The goal of this podcast is to connect you to the people, resources and inspirations that will help you be a Champion in sports and in life."-Kelly Palace

The show will feature Kelly and Maria and SPECIAL GUESTS and will be part Interviews, part Conversational and part Educational.

They'll discuss such topics as Overcoming adversity, Anxiety, Performance, Motivation, Attitude, Fitness, Weight Loss, Nutrition, Meditation, ASMR, Time Management, Stress Reduction, Grit, Positive Emotions, friendship, relationships, marriage & more. Maria and Kelly are sisters-in-law and have a unique connection of both being elite level endurance athletes, successful business women, social activists and best friends!

Podcast HOST: Kelly Parker Palace

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Kelly is a current Masters Swimming World Record Holder, US National Record Holder, Former NCAA Div. 1 Head Swim Coach, D1 All-American Swimmer, Olympic trials qualifier, owner of a multiple 7 figure business, Co-Founder of a Charity & Breast Cancer Survivor.  Kelly has a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Sports Psychology.


Podcast Co-Host: Maria Parker

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Maria is a Multiple World Record Holder in Endurance Cycling-she's ridden over 470 miles in 24 hours. She won Race Across America, is a Boston Marathon Qualifier, CEO of a Bike company and CEO of a Charity for Brain Cancer research. Maria is a Mother of four and Grandmother of six and holds a Masters Degree in Counseling. Best podcasts co-host!