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    导出博客文章In contrast to older sister Christen, who recalled recently that she spent her first soccer season picking flowers instead of kicking the ball, Channing Press couldnt wait to get on the field. Cowboys Hoodies Shop .Really, she couldnt wait.Her parents tell her that she was so excited to finally play in her first real soccer game at about 4 years old that she took off at full sprint well before any whistle ever blew. In her mind, perhaps, she had bided her time as a spectator long enough. By three years the youngest of sisters, Tyler oldest and Christen in the middle, Channing sought to follow in their footsteps.It is hardly new, as these stories go, to learn she eventually needed to find her own path separate from their accomplishments.Who followed her when she took that fork is something of a plot twist.In confronting her own depression, finding peace of mind through the practice and study of Vedic meditation, Channing discovered a world awaiting her that offered pleasures and passions beyond soccer.And while meditation helped Channing reach a place where she was at peace with walking away from soccer, it might well have kept Christen from doing the same.I feel like in the most important part of my life, which is my soccer, football, my career, she has really protected me, said Christen, the United States forward who has chased a soccer ball across the globe, including a World Cup title a year ago and now in her first Olympics. And she has really taught me how to build an army to protect myself. And I feel like I could withstand anything.Channing withstood a lot in her own right. She loved the game as much as any of the sisters, the three of them daughters of a dad who imbued in them the competitiveness he carried as a former college football player. While they chased achievement in everything -- the three ended up going to Harvard (Tyler), Stanford (Christen) and Villanova (Channing) -- soccer stood apart. Yet as Channing neared her teenage years and soccer grew ever more serious, the game started to take a toll. She threw up before almost any competition, anxiety swelling inside her. She couldnt control it. By the time she played for Villanova in college, anxiety morphed into full-on panic attacks.She spiraled into a year-long depression. She felt trapped, unable to live up to expectations -- her own and those of all the people who told her how good she was from an early age -- when it came to this central pillar of her life that the sport had become. Yet its place as a central pillar made it that much more difficult to deconstruct, lest everything come tumbling down around it.She couldnt talk about it, not with her friends and not with her siblings.A lot of people, they dont know how to respond, Channing, now 24, said. The culture is that you should be strong. You need to be tough. You need to be able to thrive under pressure. Pressure is what makes us. You need to have that. And so people just want you to be able to push through it all, and it doesnt create an environment where you can openly discuss the things you are feeling.It was amid that nadir while home in California she came across a Vedic meditation class. There is a spiritual component, if not necessarily a religious one, to what she now understands about the practice as an instructor. But that wasnt what she sought initially. What appealed to her was, in essence, a chance to be proactive. Channing found convincing the research supporting the physiological benefits of meditation, that it could harness the fight-or-flight instinct that never switched off inside her. Even in the small amount of time involved, 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening to bring the body and mind to what is described as the least excited state, she felt a world that had closed in on her open up again.Channing ultimately didnt use her final two seasons of eligibility at Villanova. She felt better by then, but the love for the game had gone.Channing remained focused on meditation and began to pursue the means to teach it, including three months of intensive study in India. But it wasnt until a year with meditation had passed that she finally opened up to Christen about her struggles by then over.Ive always felt like my job is to protect my sister, Christen said. Even growing up, on the playground, when my sister was too shy I would speak for her. ... I even had dreams where I had to save her, growing up, all the time -- like she was falling and I had to save her.So it was sad and shocking that I hadnt seen this huge thing happening because I was probably so wrapped up in what I was doing with soccer and the stress that I was feeling.It was at about this time that Christen faced a crossroads of her own with soccer. The Hermann Trophy winner as the nations best college player as a senior at Stanford, she finished school just in time to see Womens Professional Soccer (WPS) fold later that year. She hadnt yet made inroads with the national team, although she certainly felt the pressure to do so. It was not the happiest of times.I think that during college I would say I did not enjoy playing soccer, Christen said. Its funny because people on this team are like, Oh college, the good old days. And Im like, Im so glad Im not in that. Those were the awful days.Stanfords an amazing, amazing school. It was an extraordinary soccer program. Its no one to blame. I was just living in my own mental hell because of the pressure that I felt to score goals and perform and win games for my team. It was never good enough. I remember playing games and having tears roll down my face because it felt like it was never going to be good enough.Part of the solution came from expanding her horizons geographically. She moved to Sweden that fall to play in its professional league, immersed in a new way of playing the game on the field and a new culture off it that emphasized quality of life over relentless achievement.But part of her own turnaround came from a change of perspective less rooted in an atlas. As Tyler and mother Stacy did first with Channing, Christen soon took the same course and sought her younger sisters advice. Meditation helped in small ways -- Christen felt as if her regimen completely alleviated any jet lag when she first arrived in Sweden -- but also in more profound ways.I think that there is a chance I wouldnt be here, Christen said of the influence of meditation. Im a pretty determined person, even when I was totally neurotic, so there is part of me that is like, I would be here, and I would just be grinding this out until the death of me. But I think its a totally different experience coming here and being confident in who I am, being a person that isnt disrupted by small setbacks.By owning and having ownership over my own happiness, I think that makes this experience so much better.Tyler talked Channing out of retirement not so long ago, the two playing together on a recreational team in Southern California, the games played purely for fun. And while Channings recent move to Las Vegas will split up the duo, she intends to find a new league.But for evidence of a little sisters peace of mind, just look to the soccer stadiums of Brazil this month.I think its also a way for us to better understand each other, Channing said. For me, being able to share meditation is a way to really express my encouragement of what shes doing and just share with her that Im proud that she does what she does. Chris Covington Hoodie . 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Having failed to make the racecourse as a juvenile, the son of Pivotal has made remarkably rapid progress in recent weeks.A promising debut effort at Newmarkets Craven meeting suggested the future was bright, but even a trainer of Gosdens huge experience admitted to being taken aback by his subsequent development. A routine victory under the lights at Wolverhampton was followed by a Dante victory at York that confirmed his position as Britains leading hope for the main event on the first Saturday of June.Gosden took last years Derby hero Golden Horn to the famous Downs for a sighter prior to his brilliant victory and is keen to do the same with his latest potential star.Speaking at an Investec-sponsored media event, the trainer said: Well go to the morning at Epsom and Ive already got the work instructions from the trainer, Frankie Dettori!Ill let you know how he handles the track afterwards. If he gets on the wrong lead and winds up in the fairgrounds were in trouble!With Gosden having decided to take his immature colt out of the Epsom showpiece in early March with a view to instead aiming at the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot, connections must now stump up £75,000 to supplement.I thought wed take him out of the Derby on March 7 and go straight for the King Edward. I think its still a very good idea, alas Ive been made a fool of, said Gosden.Its very exciting. The conservative thing to do would be to go for the King Edward and if hed finished third in the Dante, thats probably what wed have done.But he wins the Dante, and if you win the Dante you go for the Derby. The owners are very clear what they want.Hes earned the money and now were giving it back again.Hes every inch a mile-and-a-half horse. That will be his best trip and I probably wont bring him back to a mile and a quarter again.If things go well youd probably put him away for a Kingg George or something like that. Cheap Cowboys Hoodies. Hes a proper mile-and-a-half horse, like his brother (Eagle Top), but hes a more masculine version.Wings Of Desire is a general 4-1 shot in a Derby market that lacks clarity due to the potential inclusion of top-class filly Minding.Gosden has not hidden his admiration of Aidan OBriens stunning 1000 Guineas heroine, but with connections having strengthened their hand following The Gurkhas French 2000 Guineas romp on Sunday, he expects the Ballydoyle camp to take the more logical option of keeping Minding against her own sex in the Investec Oaks.The beautifully-bred Galileo filly is odds-on across the board for Classic glory following the news Gosdens Musidora scorer So Mi Dar would miss the race through injury.Gosden said: Theyve got a lot of cards to play. Why would you need to run Minding there when she can run in an Oaks?US Army Ranger and the horse that was second to him (Port Douglas) at Chester are good horses, I think Deauville is a good horse and I was in Deauville and The Gurkha was impressive.Ive got to be honest, I think he (The Gurkha) beat Group Three horses in France.A horse of my wifes (Crazy Horse) was beaten a length for second.But he totally showed hes a Group One horse, so hes exciting if he runs in the Derby. Who knows, he could run in the St Jamess Palace.I expect Aidan to turn up with about six colts at least (at Epsom) and I expect Minding to remain in the Oaks.Wings Of Desire could yet be joined in the Derby by stable companion Linguistic.The Godolphin-owned youngster, who was narrowly denied in the Dee Stakes at Chester, could aim to book his place at Epsom in either the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood on Friday or the Fairway Stakes at Newmarket 24 hours later.He might run in either the Fairway or at Goodwood and he could still be supplemented for the Derby, depending on weather forecasts, Gosden added. Also See: Live results service Full racecards Get Sky Sports Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '
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