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October 14, 2014 Comments (14) blog


I had the honor to interview the amazing Trevor Thomas. I have interviewed so many inspiring athletes and I always leave feeling energized and ready to do something big. This was no different. He challenged myself and my listeners to go and try to hike a 1/4 mile blindfolded. I am doing it this week and posting with the #myblindhike. It’s interesting. It will give me perspective. It might give Trevor’s blind ambassador program some exposure. This is such a simple challenge to gain some unique perspective. Take it in. Oh, and you might win something. Hope you join us!

Here is the challenge:

1. Blindfold yourself
2. Hike a 1/4 mile trail without help
3. Have someone video the experience
4. Share it with us by tagging #myblindhike or sending to !
You can see the challenge here too!

That’s it. Be careful out there and try to use the other senses we don’t take advantage of! And remember. I am. You are. Everyone is an athlete!
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14 Responses to #myblindhike

  1. Elle says:

    Wow! You have to really admire athletes with physical limitations who continue to challenge themselves on an ongoing basis. I am too afraid to this for myself.

    • athleteonfire says:

      Oh ya got to try it. My wife and I just recorded yesterday and I’ll shoot it over soon..It was fun and interesting for sure!

  2. That would really be a hard thing to do. It makes you think about those out there who are blind and what they must go through at times.

  3. That sounds like an amazing challenge. All of our senses are so important but it is difficult to understand that importance without taking one away.

  4. What a cool experience I’d love to try that someday. I saw a blind runner at the Army ten miler and was so amazed and inspired.

  5. You really want me to get out there and BUSS my butt huh? LOL

  6. Whew – that sounds so scary and what a good experience to help you appreciate the different challenges of being blind!

  7. Rachel says:

    Oh my goodness! This would be very interesting to document. I am not sure I could do it!

    I am ALWAYS so inspired (moved to tears and goosebumps) when I see visually impaired runners on the race course running. So inspirational! 🙂

  8. jill conyers says:

    What an intriguing idea. I bet my son will record it for me.

  9. Sounds like an awesome challenge and a way to raise awareness. It is also a great way to step into someone else’s shoes and appreciate what we have.

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