When did the word “athlete” become a label? Or maybe its just always been and we had not taken a moment to notice.
What does it take to be considered an athlete? Running in a marathon? Competing in the Olympics? Winning a medal?
Maybe its none of the above. Maybe it is all.
In my opinion, anyone who gets out, is active AND especially has passion, can be considered an athlete.
People exercise for various reasons: weight loss, healthier lifestyle, feeling/looking better..
Whatever the reason, those people have a passion to be able to succeed in something they have set their mind too.
And guess what?!? Yes, some people exercise just for fun!
I recently started getting into workout regimes such as Insanity and P90x. These are the programs that everyone sees on infomercials and usually thinks “HAHAHA, yeah right, NO way!” And Guilty as Charged, I was one of those people.
Which brings me to my next and last point: The 2011 Metro Dash
A 30 element obstacle course that tests physical and mental limits.
Trying something new is scary, thoughts of failing can be even more daunting but in the end, accomplishment really is a warm, fuzzy feeling. You never know what you can do until you try. Don’t knock it ’till you try it!