Coughlin: The daily grind is not glamorous


Inspiring blog post by Natalie Coughlin here on

Many people assume that the life of an athlete is a life of glamour.  Trust me, it’s not all traveling, photo shoots and parties! While I have done some amazingly glamorous things, the thousands of hours of heavily scheduled training has far outweighed them.  Without the countless hours of relentless work, I would have never experienced the traveling, photo shoots, television appearances, et cetera.  And while I have enjoyed those once-in-a-lifetime experiences, what I have loved the most is the daily grind of training.


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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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