When I was a kid, two things were high on my list, aside from my family: books and the outdoors. You can see where my love for books got me.
It was pretty quick to figure out that my preference for the outdoors was more about nature and discovery than being part of a team. Once I joined a summer soccer league, I had fun for a little while, but the best part about it was pushing my limits and being outside. The team? They were nice, but it just wasn’t my bag.
When I look at the sports (or outdoor activities) that I prefer—those that push me to get out of the door—it’s all about me vs. me. Competition with other people doesn’t get me as motivated as merely going out to see what I can do on that particular day.
That’s one of the reasons I’m happy to announce that I’m one of 20 Athleta sponsored athletes for 2012. I’ve loved the clothing for a while. I also love that when I walk into an Athleta store, I see women of all ages and sizes and athletic persuasions. Not one type. Not one competitive mind.
I’m looking forward to this year with Athleta, and discovering everyone’s motivation to get out and go for it. Want to be part of it? Keep reading here and the Athleta Chi blog, where I’ll be posting on occasion. Just as important, my sister sponsored athletes will post as well, to provide a chorus of inspirational voices.