This is Our Game: Ruth Riley
Detroit's Ruth Riley
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What is your motivation when don't feel like working out, running that extra mile,
or waking up early?
"I think just the drive to be the best you can be and you know that there will be tough days, those days where you wake up and don't feel like working out. But I know that is what it takes to be successful and to improve as a player and a person. That is what drives me."
Was there a time in your life when you thought about giving up the game?
"No, to be perfectly honest, that thought has never crossed my mind."
What are some other goals you've set for yourselves off the court that you are
interested in or pursuing?
"I'm trying out commentating right now, seeing how I like it and if it is something that I would like to pursue. It has been a humbling experience so far. Anytime you start something new and you are a beginner, you have to work on it from the bottom up, but I enjoy it. I think the next big step for me is going back to graduate school. I'm not sure what I want to study yet, but either business or law.