We athletes thrive on challenge, training, and competition. We go out each day with determination, courage and ingenuity to achieve the goals we set for ourselves!
It is no less essential than our career, family or social standing, because it is WHO WE ARE!
So what drives the ‘athlete’ in us? Is it the competition, the challenge, or perhaps the fear of losing our edge, gaining weight, not aging gracefully, idle time?
Do we train out of pure joy for our activity, the need to stay competitive or the desire to live an experiential lifestyle?
We all live on a budget; yet pay huge fees to be in an event that challenges us to touch that thin line of pain vs. gain!
We swap stories, compare injuries, identify with the win as well as the defeat…and the best part is WE ARE ATHLETES, not lawyers, doctors, teachers, professionals. We leave our occupations, identifications and ‘dress for success’ behind ~ to participate in this game of ‘feeling our humanness’ through our bodies…our sports…our joy!
I run, because I am a runner. What do you find joy in?