Shannon's health and fitness blog

Those who inspire me

In life, there are many people who inspire me.  When it comes to sports and fitness, those who inspire me most are the athletes who succeed despite physical challenges.  Many years ago, when I was a competitive triathlete and duathlete, a friend of mine took me as his guest to Competitor Magazine’s annual Award Banquet.  This black tie charity event benefits the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation (CAF) and honors the top endurance athletes.  Every year one athlete is also named the Challenged Athlete of the Year.  After seeing these athletes with one or more missing extremities successfully compete in triathlons, I was humbled and inspired.  I realized that as an asthmatic, I had nothing to complain about. 

Here again, is an example of a remarkable young man determined to succeed and making his mark in the sport of wrestling.  His courage and determination will take him far in life.  The next time you’re struggling through your workout or you think you just can’t finish those last 5 reps, keep Anthony Robles in your thoughts for inspiration.


August 28, 2010 - Posted by | Health, Mind-body awareness | ,

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