This is Our Game: Sue Bird
Q. What is your motivation
when don't feel like working out, running that extra mile, or waking up early?
"My motivation is actually thinking about the feeling I get once working out is over. Working out can be hard sometimes. Especially if you're tired, your muscles are sore. But whenever you're done working out, there is always that relief that it's over, like ahhhhh, and you feel really good about yourself. And that helps me to get through it."
Seattle's Sue Bird
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"No, never. I'm too young for that."
How important is a healthy diet and good nutrition for your overall success?
"When I was in college, and even my first few years in the WNBA, I took nutrition for granted. I didn't pay attention. I ate McDonalds and stuff. But when I went to Russia this past offseason, I made a concerted effort to eat right. I made my own food, not just relying on fast food. Kamila actually helped me with that a lot. So when I came back, I was in the best shape of my life and I really felt the difference. So now I'm a big believer in watching what you eat."
What are some snacks you like or favorite meals?
"As for snacks, I don't really snack as much as I used to. When I do, it's mostly things like cheese and crackers, fruit. My favorite meal, and I love sushi though I'm not sure it counts, that I make myself is steak and potatoes. Oh, and burritos are great for after you work out. The rice, the meat and stuff make it good."