The night before I compete, I like to have steak. Meat is especially important for female athletes because it provides them with the nutrients they need to perform at their best.
Ireland has always been a nation of great athletes from the past: in the nineties, we had Sonia O'Sullivan and Steve Collins.
They thought that athletes that worked out with my system wouldn't be able to throw a ball because they'd be too muscle bound. Those are the misconceptions I had to go through for about 40 years.
I always tell young athletes the same thing, 'Wherever you go, whatever you do, what must your top priority be? Running.'
Athletes have to be confident and I am thinking like that.
Since I achieved something, running has exploded in my country. For me sometimes it is difficult even to know who the athletes are who are competing at the highest level. There are thousands.
The style is getting faster and faster. The athletes are getting better and better. The future is pretty bright for WWE.
As athletes, we train and travel so much, a lot of times our needs are not met calorically. But I don't like eating to be a chore, so I kind of just go with the flow.
I think the biggest thing is people forget that we're these crazy athletes with these athlete bodies and stuff, but it's just important to feed the other side of it, and if there's a piece of cake there, have the piece of cake. You earned it. You only live once.
Truthfully, this is how I approach my workout: I want to be the best athlete I can possibly be. If I can out-perform some of the better athletes then I'm happy. When I look at the NFL or the NBA, these guys look how I want to look - it's useable, functional muscle.
It is surprising how many professional athletes, along with their families and friends, are gaga over movie and music stars, and the reverse is true with entertainers and sports stars.
I think it's very easy for people to stereotype athletes, good and bad.
A lot of athletes use sports psychologists.
I think the American sports culture has the idea that professional athletes need so much, like flying private planes, which obviously we don't, but that's the American sports culture when they think of the NFL and the NBA.
I want soccer to be a stable profession that attracts young female athletes when they graduate from college.
The speed of life that top American athletes have is boom-boom-boom, and I'm a lot slower. I look before I cross, you know?
Everyone, especially athletes and fans everywhere, need to make sunscreen and sun protection a priority.
There was a time when only athletes had sneakers. Entertainers having sneakers, on any level, is a blessing.
Most of my family are good athletes.
We start to decline as humans and, particularly, as athletes right around 25 years old. If you're real lucky, you might push that to 27 or 28.