Being inspired by every day people is part of why Athlete On Fire is here so we are sharing your stories. A little bit at a time. We believe everyone is an athlete and every athletes’ story is interesting. Hope you do too.
Amputate his little leg or let it grow as is. It was probably one of the toughest decisions of his life. He is a mobile kid, he wrestles for his high school team, is active in theatre, and is as goofy and smart as you would hope any high school kid to be. These two work out together and will break into wrestling matches every once in awhile. Blake sometimes pops off his leg for a weapon. We brainstorm pranks to play on people. It’s a beautiful thing, these two. Normal. And beautiful. They are both Athletes.
Sometimes they finish together. Sometimes they don’t. They are both Athletes.
She never really knew what it meant to be an athlete until after she turned 50. She’s run trail halfs, Spartan races, a Go Ruck and that’s just the events. She seeks adventure when visiting family and friends. They look at her different now. She is an Athlete and truly believes it.
He started a fantasy baseball business before the internet was prominent and it did well. He stayed at home with his two daughters so his wife could pursue a career. He just cycled 100k for the first time. He wrote a screenplay with the music of Three Dog Night as the basis. He shares the idea that continually challenging ourselves physically and mentally to be uncomfortable is important. He is an Athlete.
His claim to fame as a kid was being on the front page asking Stan “the man” Musial for an autograph after his 3000th hit. He found out he had Type I diabetes later than most. He lost his first leg 15 years ago. A foot last year, and the rest of his other leg 6 months ago. He is always smiling, always optimistic, always travelling, and still working for the law firm. He has what the best athletes in the world have, perseverance. He is walking without help and continues to get better physically, with hard work. He is an amazing Athlete.
She gets up at 430 and never misses a workout. Friday’s she treats herself to a latte on the way home. They run charity food and clothing drives. They travel. They work really hard. If you put the time in to better yourself, your situation is always better. She is a persistent Athlete.
These three were hard to miss. Chillin before a 5k in Golden Colorado!
I did take a challenge once to hurdle a sign. I broke my ankle. I no longer hurdle things in heels. Being an athlete means to challenge yourself physically in any way, shape, or form.
An athlete pushes themselves in whatever they do. The hardest athletic thing I have done was the Leadville Heavy Half. I was slow but I finished and was really happy about that!
One of the toughest athletic feats I did was a hut trip. It was a perfect storm. We got a late start, got lost in a blizzard, went to the wrong coordinates and then finally, after 12 hours, found our hut. Being an athlete is all about the drive to pursue physical challenges.