Feb 17, 2020
In this episode which was recorded live at Rogue, I interview Carrie Cheadle and CIndy Kuzma on their new book - Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries.
Carrie, who is a certified mental performance consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, shares strategies for harnessing the power of your mind to run your best race, from connecting to your own hero’s journey to visualizing both success and setbacks.
Carrie and Cindy also discuss their new book, which explains how similar strategies can help athletes bounce back from injury stronger.
Carrie Jackson Cheadle lives in Northern California and is a mental skills coach and certified mental performance consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. She is author of the book On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance (Feed the Athlete Press, 2013). A popular source for media, Carrie has been interviewed for publications such as Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Outside Magazine, Shape Magazine, Runner’s World, Bicycling Magazine, and Huffington Post.
Carrie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Sonoma State University, California and her master’s degree in sport psychology at John. F. Kennedy University, California. She has been teaching and supervising masters students in the sport psychology program at that same university since 2006. Carrie consults with athletes of all ages and at every level, from recreational athletes, high school and collegiate athletes, to elite and professional athletes competing at national and international levels. In addition to being known for her expertise in sports performance and psychological recovery from injury, she is also one of the foremost experts specializing in mental skills training for athletes and exercisers with type 1 diabetes, and is the director of the Mental Skills Training Program for Diabetes Training Camp. Carrie has her own personal commitment to lifelong fitness and when she isn’t working with athletes, you might find her running on a trail, playing guitar, or hitting the slopes on her snowboard.
Cindy Kuzma is a Chicago-based journalist with a specialty in fitness and health; a contributing writer at Runner's World magazine; and a runner who's completed 22 marathons, including seven Boston Marathons. She earned her master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and has spent the past 15 years writing for national print and online publications, including Men's Health, Women's Health, Prevention, espnW.com, VICE, SELF, Outside, and USA Today magazines. She has also contributed audio reporting to The Runner's World Show and Human Race, podcasts produced by Runner's World.
Together, they’re the co-hosts of The Injured Athletes Club podcast and moderate an online support group for injured athletes. You can learn more about all these efforts through their website, www.injuredathletesclub.com.