Like clockwork for Nicole Joraanstad

Updated: June 19, 2014, 9:14 AM ET
By Dimity McDowell | Special to espnW

It's 7 a.m., which means Olympic curler Nicole Joraanstad is arriving at work as a recruiter at TDS Communications in Madison, Wis. She knows she's going to have to work really hard without many breaks so that she can leave at 2:30 p.m.

The clock says 3 p.m., and Joraanstad is arriving at a local ice rink, where she remains for about 50 minutes -- tick, tock, tick, tock -- of practice.

Believe it or not, it's already 3:50. Joraanstad sprints out of the rink to ...

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