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 scott@athleteonfire.com !
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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October 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

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.

October 17, 2014 at 11:55 am
– In reply to: Elle

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!

Heather @ Divas Run for BLingreply
October 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

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.

Sandra Laflammereply
October 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm

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.

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runnerreply
October 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm

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.

October 18, 2014 at 12:19 am
– In reply to: Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

Hope you do. So many inspiring people out there and another way to gain perspective!

Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Clubreply
October 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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

October 18, 2014 at 12:19 am
– In reply to: Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club

Well, there is always the possibility. Are you afraid of busting it usually? haha

Heather @ FITaspirereply
October 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm

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

October 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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! 🙂

October 18, 2014 at 12:18 am
– In reply to: Rachel

Of course you could. Trevor didn’t go blind until he was 36.

jill conyersreply
October 18, 2014 at 4:07 am

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

October 20, 2014 at 5:37 am
– In reply to: jill conyers

That would be awesome!

Toni @runninglovinglivingreply
October 18, 2014 at 8:09 am

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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