There is an interesting post over at Outside Online, the official website for Outside Magazine, today. It seems they’re on the lookout for the “Fittest Real Athletes“, as in the average person, male or female, who displays athletic excellence while still maintaining a regular job and a typical life.
Professional athletes get paid to train, and are able to focus their time on preparing for their sport. But there are many of us who try to take part in a variety of athletic activities, while still working 8 to 5, having some kind of social life, and handling all the other activities that come along with modern life. Outside is hoping to spotlight those folks. The ones that do it for the love of the sport and for their own health.
Instructions on how to nominate someone are on the webpage, and you can nominate anyone you think is worthy. They request information on where the person lives, what they do for a living, and what athletic achievements they have accomplished. So, if you know an “everyday athlete” who deserves some recognition, head on over and nominate them. The winners will be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine, and may even make the cover.
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3 thoughts on “<i>Outside</i> On The Hunt For The Fittest “Real” Athlete”
I really like this concept of the everyday athlete. Much as I appreciate how most of us are ordinary adventurers…
The vast majority of us are not out there full time at all.
Exactly. We try to work in our adventurers and athletic moments when we can. Fit it in between work and everyday life. I can be very tough and there are a lot of days I don’t want to drag my lazy butt off the couch, but I do it anyway, and feel much better afterwards for doing so! 🙂
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