Jennie Finch makes it look easy.
Whether she's on the softball diamond or the red carpet, Finch is always flashing her mega-watt smile. When she's broadcasting softball for ESPN or doing an interview on TV, she never sounds tired. Quite frankly, it's amazing.
If Finch was to take some time off, it would surely be understandable. The 32-year-old Olympic gold medalist is the mother of three kids all under 10, including a 4-month-old girl. She's retired from softball, but she still works as a broadcaster, spokeswoman and author. And her husband, Casey Daigle, isn’t exactly a stay-at-home-dad, as a pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization.
So, how does Finch do it all?
"There's a lot of family support,” Finch says. "There's no way that we could pull off what we do without their help. Our family is for sure our first priority, luckily my husband’s going to sacrifice a lot too to allow me to still be involved in the sport and stuff that I love which is being around the game."
Finch has been juggling multiple pursuits since her playing days. Not only was she a star pitcher in the National Pro Fastpich League and a two-time Olympian, she modeled and appeared on several television shows (including "Pros vs. Joes" and "Celebrity Apprentice").
Finch says her mother told her to take things one day at a time, and that's what she does. Finch says she makes sure not to go overboard when it comes to meals, and as a former professional athlete, she knows how important it is to hit the gym.
“Being fit and being in the best shape that I can be helps me be the best mom as well," Finch says. "It’s all about balance. The main key is keeping your priorities in order.”
Finch is currently touring on behalf of the Capital One Cup, an NCAA Division I athletic award given annually to the top men's and women's college athletics program.