To me, the smell of fall is the smell of soccer season. It’s my favorite season of the year and I’m not sure if it’s because of the crisp weather and pretty leaves, or if it’s because it’s time to lace ‘em up! Either way, fall is here and I’m naturally excited. Some of you are playing soccer, some are enjoying a different fall sport, and some are just getting out there to exercise and be healthy. It’s all good! Regardless of the ball you’re kicking or surface you’re running, I’d like to share some things that helped me maintain a high level of in-season physical and mental health.
During a given season your main focus is to give the best performance every time you step out on the field or go to the gym. All your pre-season grunt work is in the past and now it is time to execute and make a difference. Two areas I like to focus on during the season are nutrition and rest. I’m not a nutritional guru by any stretch of the imagination; however, over the years I learned a lot from professional nutritionists, applied what I learned, and saw great results.