A typical daily training regimen at age 9: “Mom would pick me up from school (in Verona) 15 minutes early. We’d drive to Milwaukee from 3 to 4:30 p.m. I’d warm up and get on the ice and skate from 5 to 7 p.m., then wind down until 7:30. We’d be home at 9 or 9:15 p.m.”
“You think we’d have inspirational running photos up, but he doesn’t like that,” says Rod DeHaven’s wife Shelli. “Even this story, he’s uncertain about it. He’s low key. But he likes the blood and guts of running.”
“We’re athletes and even though we’re portrayed as ‘ice princesses,’ we’re very competitive. If we go through years of training and we get a little disappointed, we should be allowed to show this emotion instead of sitting there with a smile.”
Fans cheered thunderously, an incredible wave of sudden attention that’s so forceful you expect the person of their affection to levitate. Instead, Michael Jordan flashed a golden smile.