Category: Missy’s Musings

The Woman in the Arena

The Woman in the Arena*

“It is not the critic who counts;
not the woman who points out how the strong woman stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the woman who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
but she who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends herself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if she fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that her place shall never be with those cold and
timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Let’s all get in the arena,

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Missy Park

To be the first female anything takes courage, a willingness to risk, and a burning passion for your cause.

Tell us, what is your arena?


*with apologies and appreciation to Teddy Roosevelt


Words To Live By

Words to Live By

What gets you through a run? What gets you through the night with a colicky baby? What gets you through a long day at work? What gets you to the summit? What are the mottos and mantras that keep you moving through your wonderful, frustrating, amazing, adventurous life?

We want to know!


We Are Title Nine

We are

Who are we at Title Nine? We are all these things and so much more, just like you. But what ultimately drives us is the belief that a fit woman is fit for everything. So tell us…

What are you fit for?


Start Something

Start Something

A resolution, well, that’s a lot of pressure. We make grand plans, set big goals, write out long lists. And then, when we don’t accomplish it all we beat ourselves up. So this year, we resolve to not resolve anything. Instead, we will take a first step and see where it takes us. Because if our goal is just to start, we really can’t really fail can we? And that seems like a great way to start out a new year.

What will you start in 2016?