Maybe as a kid sports was my way of getting out of the house. Not sure. But I took to the field as soon as I started walking home from school. I loved using my body and I loved working toward some kind of excellence. Competition was always a driver. The fun, joy, defeat, repair, and overcoming the odds in sports always drew me to the field.
I played competitive team sports, ski racing, basketball, and volleyball. I went to college in Colorado at Colorado State University and studied psychology and exercise sports science. Then I came west and waited tables while I went to Antioch College and got a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Another in School Psychology.
When I moved from Colorado to San Diego I got involved in surfing, yoga, volleyball and Cycling and mountain biking. My meditation practice deepened. Mind, breath and spirit became more important in my matrix of what made for a peak performance.