Introduction: What This Is All About

by Stephanie on January 17, 2011 · 2 comments

in Sports & Fitness

What is an athlete?

An Olympic gold medalist?  A weekend warrior with frequent races?  A devout gym-goer?  Yes, yes, and yes.  According to Merriam-Webster an athlete is defined as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina”.  That’s a solid definition, but being an athlete can be so much more than that.  It’s a feeling.  A mindset.  It’s a way of approaching your life with dedication, with drive, and with your health in mind.

I firmly believe that the word athlete doesn’t have to refer only to those competing at the professional or elite level.  Maybe you took part in organized sports throughout your childhood or maybe you didn’t discover sports and exercise until you were older.  Maybe you compete against others or maybe you prefer to compete against yourself or the clock.  Maybe you exercise solely for weight loss or health reasons.  Maybe you want to start exercising, even competing, but don’t know where to start.  Maybe you’ve watched the Olympics on TV and thought “that’s awesome; I wish I could do that!”  Even if it’s been hiding until now, there’s a little bit of an athlete in all of us!

My vision is for Athlete at Heart to be a sharing of dialogue that will provide useful information, ideas, resources, and inspiration that will benefit us all.  We’ll discuss topics like training, participation in and competing in events, weight loss, injury, gear, nutrition, and general health topics.  I’ll share my journey with you and hope that you’ll share with me.  Together we’ll learn to live, exercise, train, and compete better!

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administrative assistant January 24, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Nice site, nice and easy on the eyes and great content too.

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Stephanie January 24, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Thank you! I’m just getting started but I hope to add more great content soon. I hope you’ll stop back to check it out!

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