great day to be an athlete

popular trope: jack is a pro hockey player with an injury requiring some rehab and bitty is a yoga instructor helping him regain flexibility

reverse trope: bitty is a pro figure skater with an injury and jack is a retired athlete turned yoga instructor helping him regain his flexibility

eric had always been open to the idea of yoga, but between early morning practices, travel, and competition he’d never really had the time. his flexibility was great as it was, and it hadn’t been something at the top of his training list when there were so many other things to develop

until the day he rolled his ankle on a landing and the bottom of his fibula snapped like a twig during a georgian drought

thankfully, the break had happened during at the very end of competition season. he hadn’t even missed any events. but it would be a long road if he wanted to compete next season; he was out of his cast, but he was trying to work his leg muscles back up to where they had been before the accident

which brought him here, to this yoga class, with his insufferably hot and surprisingly flexible instructor with beautiful eyes, a killer jawline, and an ass that just would NOT quit

he was almost certainly straight, but it was nice to enjoy his soft, pleasantly accented voice running him and the others through the cycle of positions. it was even better when they had their private session with an emphasis on leg stretches after the group class, and all of jack zimmermann’s powerful and precise attention was on bitty for a thrilling sixty minutes

the best worst was when those big, warm hands would skim over his skin, gently moving him into positions that caused a hot, slow burn to tingle through his unused muscles and a flush to rush across the rest of his body for entirely different reasons

zimmermann had been a hockey player himself, back in the day, before an injury ended his season early and he’d decided at 33 not to return for a sixteenth season with the providence falconers. he was a natural choice for a yoga instructor, understanding the skating body like he did

if their sessions were also a torturous exercise in self-control, well… that was just eric’s cross to bear, now wasn’t it? 

Black History.

I would like to take this time to honor entire Black American population.

We always honor the lawyers, doctors, athletes, entertainers, artists,

and, of course, the leaders of the civil rights movement.

But Black history is way more than that.

We are everywhere. We do everything.

And we do it all often in the face of great opposition.

Because for every one Black person just living their life,

there are at least ten Bo Bices ready to ruin their day.

Painted Red (Lafayette x Reader)

Overview: Modern AU

Word Count: 458

Triggers/Warnings: SWEARING, periods (Idk if I have to add it but oh well)

A/N: Another short story for tonight because I WON’T BE ABLE TO SLEEP EXCITEMENT! This one is kind of weird but I thought of it in the shower and planned out how it would be so might as well just post it right

Beep. Beep. Beep. You woke up to the similar screeching of your fucking alarm clock. What a great start to the day. And it’s a fucking Monday. Whoop dee doo. You got up and prepared for hell-or high school.

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So I had just gotten out of a nasty 1 year relationshit with this guy that nearly hit me. and had really terrible sex so me and my best friend both got tinders and decided to just do hook ups and shit. So after a few good hook ups here and there I match with one guy who looked familiar, not really my type but still cute. So we chat, very casual and I was actually already out on another date when he texted me to come meet him up. I was already on my way home but I said fuck it sure.

So we meet and he comes on a bike and is actually an athlete and all this cool shit so we’re chatting and it actually feels like I’m talking to an old friend. He’s from my hood and has a cute man bun. All very good things. I meet his friends and they all love me and he’s great with my friends too. It’s still pretty early but I’m diggin him and we’re just taking it one day at a time.

FC Barcelona squad for the Champions League game vs. PSG

Rafinha is back in the squad for the trip to Paris for the Champions League round of 16 clash with PSG. The Brazilian has been wearing a mask for the last few days after suffering a nasal fracture against Athletic Club, but has been declared fully fit for the visit to the French capital.

It all came as great news for the player, whose also celebrating his 24th birthday this Sunday. Gerard Piqué, who was rested for the last league game, also returns to the team.

A squad of 21 players will be travelling for the Tuesday 8.45pm CET kick-off, including all three goalkeepers (Ter Stegen, Cillessen and Masip) and Carles Aleñá and Nili of the reserves.

Luis Enrique already knew that he’d be missing the injured Arda Turan and Javier Mascherano, but he is now without Aleix Vidal as well, who will be side-lined for an expected five months following the nasty ankle injury suffered against Alavés.

The full squad that will be heading for France is therefore as follows: Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Masip, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis Suárez, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes, Umtiti and Mathieu.


hi! welcome to my first printable set! 

first, I have made a grade tracker- 

ESSENTIAL to motivation. I have used these types of things since grade 5 and it’s lovely when you plot your percentages. maybe I’ll make a printable for that but for now a simple chart. write in your predicted percentages, actual percentages, assignment names and any notes!

next, I have made a study schedule- 

great for planning and organizing your time efficiently. it helps me keep on track and I hope it will help you too! you can plan out 7 days and 12 hours each day!


this is a great resource! definitely one of my favorites. this is another essential tool for planning your time. as an athlete and a musician AND a student I have a lot of extracurriculars and commitments. this planner caters to busy students making it unique. also you can track your water and food intake, useful for health conscious students as well.

hope you enjoy! click on the links and press the little printer at the top to actually PRINT the google drive files. have a great week! xx

mike and ginny sign up for amazing race: celebrity athletes edition. they both get rashes, mike breaks a toe, ginny tries to fight several other athlete teams, mike can’t stop talking about how great ginny is in all of his talking heads…but they win.

during the winner celebration, mike proposes to ginny while they’re both covered in mud and haven’t had a shower in several days. she says yes, obviously.

insecure: burden;

members- taekook x you

genre- angst(??), fluff, au

words- 1,141 

summary- jungkook and taehyung dont realize how much them being away is affecting you. polyamorous!au

a/n- here’s the angsty version! i hope you all like it! i feel pretty insecure about it, so feedback would be appreciated! 

Originally posted by taekookie-bts


Jungkook has always been the athletic type. He’s on both the college’s baseball and swim team and spends a lot of time working out. It’s just what he does. 

But Taehyung? He’s not huge on sports. That is, until Jungkook came back from his first optional swim practice buzzing about how great it was. He told Taehyung about how much he’d love it, since Tae loves swimming, and next thing you knew, they’re both on the team and practicing almost every day. 

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Unbroken and 10 More Great Movies About World War II

Based on the best-selling non-fiction book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand, Angelina Jolie’s acclaimed film “Unbroken” joins a long tradition of cinema’s interest in the intricate details of World War II.

Unlike many of the other films, however, “Unbroken" narrows its focus on the impact that one individual, USA Olympian and athlete Louis Zamperini, had on the hearts and minds of hundreds of other people in and around the war. For that reason, the film stands as an interesting look at one of the world’s most fascinating events and individuals.

With Unbroken available on Digital HD now, and arriving on Blu-ray, and DVD on March 24, we’ve put together a list of 10 moregreat movies about World War II that you need to check out.

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Incredible team competition as part of the RAW AIR Tournament in Vikersund (NOR). On the world’s largest Ski Flying hill local hero Robert Johansson was the first to set a new world record with 252 m (the old record was set by Norway’s Anders Fannemel in 2015). Only a few minutes later there was yet another record jump: Austria’s Stefan Kraft landed at outstanding 253.5 m and could hardly avoid a fall. The win in the team event went to Norway.

At first it didn’t seem as if it would become such a great day for Ski Flying due to the difficult wind conditions. It took almost 40 minutes for the first 12 athletes to jump in the first round, then the jury had to decide to cancel it and start again later. What followed was an unbelievable spectacle on the HS 225 Vikersundbakken in Vikersund!

With the two world records, many flights over 240 m and personal bests the triumph of the Norwegian team, the first this winter, almost became a side note. Daniel Andre Tande, Robert Johansson, Johann Andre Forfang and Andreas Stjernen took the win for Norway with 1572.6 points. The strong Polish team, with Piotr Zyla, Dawid Kubacki, Maciej Kot and Kamil Stoch finished second with 1538.6 points. The third place went to Austria (Michael Hayboeck, Manuel Fettner, Gregor Schlierenzauer and Stefan Kraft) with 1465.4 points.

Hyvää naistenpäivää! Happy International Women’s day!

In honor of that, let me introduce you some of the many great Finnish women. 

Helene Schjerfbeck

Painter, best known for her self-portraits.

Minna Canth

Writer, journalist and a social activist; first Finnish woman to receive her own flag day (March 19th). 

Tove Jansson

An artist, best known as the creator of the Moomin series.

Armi Ratia

Founder or Marimekko. 

Leena Peltonen-Palotie

Geneticist who contributed to identification of various Finnish heritage diseases. Was considered one of the leading molecular geneticists of the world.

Elisabeth Rehn

Politician. First female minister of defence in the whole world.

Tarja Halonen

Former president of Finland. Also a human rights and sustainable development activist.

Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi

Cross country skier. Was the most successful athlete in 1984 winter olympics. 

Karita Mattila

World famous operatic soprano. 


We love taking portraits so we were beyond excited when our friends at Sharp Magazine asked us to shoot a menswear story featuring NHL players. The players were in town for a media day at the Ritz Carlton so we brought our studio to the hotel and set up shop there.  The guys were all great and seemed to love the shoot- they don’t often get styled like debonair gentlemen.  Thanks to the awesome Sharp crew Evan Kaminsky, Matthew Biehl, Joanne Jin and Peter Saltsman. And to Randy Smith for the beautiful styling, Sheri Stroh for grooming, and Nirva Milord at the NHL for coordinating the players for us. Featured here from top to bottom: Patrice Bergeron, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Claude Giroux, Frederik Andersen, Roman Josi, Jacob Trouba, Joe Pavelski, Cory Schneider and Gabriel Landeskog. 

Hope you’re all having a great day! I just wanted to share something I’m proud of with all of you. Today we had our first annual health fair at my university and it went so well! Our poster was sought out to be a display in our athletic center on campus and we had health services trying to get it too! It took a long time to work on but I’m proud of how it turned out! We focused on the importance of both aerobic (cardio) and non- aerobic (strength training) exercise on heart health. Definitely some interesting finds if any of you have any questions about it!

  1. Learn relentlessly. Read books and books on success, people skills and anything that might have some inkling of a strand of wisdom about success and wealth. Especially read the biographies of successful people. In his autobiography, Mark Cuban talks about how he would buy and read any book on business that he thought might help. The $15 he’d spend was a fraction of the worth of the wisdom he picked up. Drew Houston of Dropbox talks about how he would spend every weekend reading books on business, sales, marketing, all day long. Every weekend.
  2. Become a people person. This is a learnable skill or set of skills. No one is born a great salesperson. There may be people (like athletes) with better inborn abilities (outgoing, etc). But the best learn, read, study, and practice. Relentlessly. A lot of times, those with the best given talent don’t end up being the top in the field because at the start, it came easy to them. The ones that have to work at it, work relentlessly and don’t ever get complacent. And then one morning, they wake up and the effortlessness at sales or marketing or leadership that they never thought they would achieve, they now embody.
  3. Work hard. As an employer, one of the things that stands out the most with employees is a good work ethic. It’s worth its weight in gold. Drop your expectations and ego, and put your nose to the grind and good things will happen.
  4. Take risks. Not dumb, fickle risks and not gambles. But smart, calculated risks where you have a good chance at succeeding. You won’t always succeed, but you will learn a huge amount in the process and you will garner an enormous amount of respect from people in doing so.

The nitty gritty:

  1. Get a job in a high growth industry. This is where the quick money and the opportunities are. There’s a saying how everything rises with the tide. When you’re in a fast growth industry (or company), the tide is rising.
  2. Work for the best and most recognizable company you can work for. This gives you instant credibility. Starting as an intern at a recognizable company will get you opportunities right away.
  3. Become an expert. Pick an area within your industry and learn it inside and out. Start writing answers on the topic in Quora, start a blog on the topic, network with other experts. You’ll find pretty quickly that this type of knowledge and expertise will lead to a huge array of options.
  4. Create multiple income streams. Start writing, consulting, tutoring, fixing things, just get busy with a second source of revenue. This will get you hungry for more and you’ll double your learning. You’ll see that a job, tutoring on the side, can lead to starting your own tutoring company on the side. Your marketing consulting job can lead to writing Amazon books on marketing.
  5. Be too busy to spend money. Feel like you spend too much money? Feel like you don’t save enough or at all? Get busy working on everything, your job, learning, networking, consulting, projects, side jobs, overtime at work and you’ll find out you won’t spend a fraction of the amount of money than before.
  6. Finally, start a company. Name a billionaire who didn’t start a company. Yes, there are a few. But they ended up running the company they joined (Sheryl Sandberg, Steve Ballmer, Eric Schmidt). Starting a company may seem completely out of reach and unfathomable, but when you’ve done all the preceding steps, it will be the most logical next one. Successful companies don’t start out with 50 employees and a $10M in revenue, they start out small, tiny and scrappy. They start out in their dorm rooms or their parents’ garages or spare bedrooms. The founders beg, borrow and steal to get what they need. Michael Dell started his company by hacking together computers in his dorm room and selling them. Walmart started as a single variety store in Newport, Arkansas. Ever hear of Newport, Arkansas? Yeah, me neither. Richard Branson started out selling records by mail, one at a time. Don’t look at the most successful people and companies and see where they ended up or you’ll be overwhelmed. Look where they started and you’ll see how it’s achievable.

By Evan Asano