Be Your Best Without the Stress
Be Your Best Without the Stress: It’s Not About the Medal
By Katrina Radke
Motivational Press, Inc.
Katrina Radke should have been on top of the world. At 14, she was the youngest member of the U.S. National Swim Team, and later she was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic team, placing fifth in the 200 meter butterfly at the Seoul Olympic Games. She held American records, U.S Open records, Australian Open records, and Italian Open records. She served as co-captain of the United States National Swimming Team and held Top 10 World Rankings for seven straight years.
But what nobody knew was that she had been battling immune system issues since the age of 15, ultimately finding herself essentially bedridden, relegated to using handicapped parking, and being reduced to being classified as “mentally disabled” while in college at Cal Berkeley. After years of mystery, she was finally diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS). Once she was able to put a name and “face” to her disability, she called upon her athlete’s determination to fight her way back, ultimately even to swim again at the Olympic Trials. In Be Your Best Without the Stress, Katrina uses her inspirational story to guide others through the minefield of health and wellness issues.
Here’s what the critics are saying:
“If you’re looking for some direction on how to handle adversity and improve your quality of life along the way, this is a must read!” — Rich Gannon, Pro Bowl Quarterback and Two-Time MVP, and NFL MVP
“Trina’s unparalleled expertise provides coaches, athletes, and even parents a great insight into what it actually takes to achieve success.” — Gregg Troy, 2010 Head USA Olympic Men’s Swimming Coach
“When you continually focus on being your best no matter what the event, you surprise yourself with what is possible. Katrina’s enlightening stories and simple tools help you to discover new depths within yourself.” — Peggy Fleming, Olympic Figure Skating Champion and Cancer Survivor