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You can't always control the circumstances - only how you react to those circumstances; you can always control your attitude and your effort.
Never limit yourself, never be satisfied, and smile-it's free!
To some Softball is a game; to others it's Life.
And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, 'If you want it bad enough, and you're willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself'.
Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine!
Whatever I am doing at that moment, I want to make the most of it.
We're [Avocado League] trying to just urge people to add avocado into their diet. It's healthy and full of vitamins and minerals.
I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time.
I mean, I love winning, but losing is a much more intense feeling.
When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed.
I don't want to be just a face. I want to go out there and prove something on the field.
When you train six to seven hours a day to be the best in your sport, you don't want that to be overlooked. I don't train for my looks.
My goal is to never lose. That may not be realistic, but I'm going to try.
You're not going to get off the couch and be at some amazing fast pace or burn crazy amounts of calories, but you have to start somewhere Eventually, you'll get there.
I try to squeeze in a workout whenever I can, even if it's doing squats with my 7-month-old in the kitchen or jumping on the trampoline with my 5-year-old.
You have been doing something that has brought you success, and you are in the playoffs because you have been doing some thing right.
I love to run. I was challenged to run the New York marathon four months after having my youngest son, and since running isn't a big part of softball, the thought of a marathon was a stretch for me.
College was the greatest four years of my life.
I do my job on the mound and then do what I can at the plate, always working on helping the team anyway I can.
Got any pitches? I got five pitches-rise-ball, curveball, screwball, drop-ball and changeup.
Although it is disappointing that softball was not reinstated into the Olympics, we are going to continue to keep growing the sport.
Softball has given me so much in life. It's taught me the kind of person I want to be, and given me a sweet sisterhood. It even led me to my husband.
I'm a role model for lots of young girls.
Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball.
I could have never dreamed what an amazing ride this has been.
A macho attitude is totally to my advantage. Guys try to hit it 400 feet out of the park, but in softball you have to use a short, quick swing. Big, huge swings equal big, huge strikeouts.
When I lose, I take it very personally.
My life has been centered around sports. It is where I have met my closest friends and shaped the values that have made me a successful athlete, student and role model for young people.
I didn't really get into boys until my junior year of high school, when I had my first boyfriend. But for the most part I was always playing sports, so I was too busy for them!
I can't tell you how much I respect all the single parents out there doing it all solo.
My husband, after two weeks of dating, asked me, if our relationship were to work out, would I be OK with our first boy being named Ace.
I try to not be too hard on myself regarding my diet. I've always been a workout-to-eat kind of a girl. I like to eat, to say the least.
You don't take a class; you're thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.
From what I hear, it's a normal thing to feel guilty as a mother, especially when trying to fill the needs of a newborn along with maintaining what you had with your first child.
Dad was the pitching coach, while Mom was the emotional supporter. Her unconditional love was great, and she wanted what was best for me.
I get has been great. It has opened so many doors for me.
Playing USA Softball has been more to me than I ever imagined possible.
Right now in my career, it's like I'm having more fun than I've ever had, so it's kind of like, 'Man, I can't stop now.'
I realize the differences between my children and use what works for each of them individually.
There's nothing better than working up a good sweat.
It is one thing to play for your university. It is another to play for your country.
For softball, we need the Olympics. For young girls dreaming of that Olympic dream, that's where it's at, and that's where it all started in '96 for our sport.
My family vacations were softball tournaments.
College softball each year reaches new levels of interest.
This whole career has been way more than I ever even imagined or dreamed.
My parents were born and raised in Iowa and my two brothers were born in Iowa before my family moved to California where I was born so I still really feel like I have those Midwestern roots.
Being fit and being in the best shape that I can be helps me be the best mom as well.
I've face more than 35 major leaguers, and only two have ever made contact against me.
It's so empowering to see yourself as a machine.
The best compliment I've gotten was being compared to Randy Johnson. We're both hard-throwing.