“That was probably the first time I realized it,” she explained of her mindset after being named the best female short track skater in American history. “I went back to my hotel room after the races were over and thought: Maybe I should celebrate or something? I had spent so long striving for success. I didn’t know how to enjoy it even though I had succeeded.”
After several injuries and surgeries following the 2011 season Katherine was forced to retire. She moved to Milwaukee to coach for three years before deciding to make a comeback for the 2018 Olympia Games. Coaching, along with a few great sports psychology consultants, has widened her perspective and helped her embrace a growth mindset. Through out the next two seasons she learned lessons from both triumph and failure that led her to pursue a career in public speaking and share her experiences about the mental game.
Olympic short track skater and silver and bronze medal winner in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, Katherine Reutter-Adamak, was my guest on this week’s episode of the Red Shoes Living podcast. Listen in to how Red Shoes Living shows up in Katherine’s life and about her next masterpiece.
KEARNS — As her teammates reveled in making the 2018 Olympic team, Katherine Reutter-Adamek quietly, tearfully and gratefully basked in the beauty of her final masterpiece.
Sunday’s finale was not the picture the two-time Olympic medalist envisioned when she came out of retirement in 2016....