Updated: Jul 6, 2021
My first ever #TOPNINE list where I decided to do books instead of popular pictures! I didn't do a lot of summaries like I do these days, but here is the list regardless:
Hands down the BEST book I had ever read for female athletes. It helped me understand why sometimes things didn't always work as planned and it prevented me from beating myself up at times. I used the information to align my recovery weeks with higher hormone weeks, and that has made a HUGE difference.
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I regularly revisit the strategies presented in this book before big events.
I found this to be helpful in becoming a calm and well centered athlete regardless of the outcomes.
#4 Elite Minds
Similar to the two previous books in a lot of ways, but still some good quotable moments and valuable insights.
I enjoy a lot of Matt Fitzgerald's work, and this was no different.
This is more for life in general. It is good to have a strong mind in today's world. All you can control is your reaction to each moment, your perceptions.
Well. It is. What are you waiting for. Go read it.
You could "Paddle" with the mind of meditation. Or cycle. Or whatever.
#9 Moby Dick
Who knew Herman Melville was such a hoot. Literally laughed a lot (until mid-book).