The Injured Athletes Club, with mental skills coach Carrie Jackson. We’re sorry you’re here, but we’re glad you’re with us! If you’re an athlete—and by that we mean anyone who moves their body regularly— chances are you’ve been injured. One of the biggest challenges of injury is facing recovery alone. Now, you don’t have to. Mental skills coach Carrie Jackson and journalist Cindy Kuzma interview athletes, researchers, clinicians, and others in the field about how to cope with sports injuries and the mental side of the rehab and recovery process. And, Carrie shares some of the mental skills and drills she teaches injured athletes—tools you can use to stay positive and resilient during your recovery. Not only can these strategies help you bounce back stronger from injury, you can use them to rebound from any setback in your sport—or in life.
Starting Line 1928 is an oral history project set out to document the stories of the pioneers of women’s distance running in their own voices.
The first modern Olympics were held in 1896, but women runners were not called to the starting line until 1928. After falsified reports of the women runners collapsing, track and field’s governing body decided to eliminate the 800 meters after one try. That distance wouldn’t return to the Olympic schedule for women until 1960. It wasn’t the first and certainly not the last time the story of women’s running was misconstrued, and athletes’ voices lost.
Previously, Cindy reported and co-produced several segments on the late, great Runner’s World Show and Human Race podcasts, including:
- Episode 56 of The Runner’s World Show: Boston Bound?
- Episode 18 of Human Race: Runner Down
- Episode 61 of The Runner’s World Show: interview with Diego Estrada
- Episode 47 of The Runner’s World Show: feature on Chicago-based EDGE Athlete Lounge
- Episode 32 of The Runner’s World Show: feature on Columbia University’s RunLab
(She thanks Rachel Swaby, Sylvia Ryerson, Christine Fennessy, and the rest of the RW audio team for their guidance.)
From 2017 to 2020, Cindy co-hosted #WeGotGoals, a podcast from Chicago-based media company aSweatLife.com on which we talked to high achievers about their goals. Cindy has interviewed, among others, runner Jordan Hasay, Boston Marathon legend Kathrine Switzer, RXBAR Co-founder Peter Rahal, and endurance-sports author Matt Fitzgerald.