Congrats to our new healthy hero!
I pick our healthy heroes because they are people who realize the importance that fitness plays in their lives, and they will make the necessary sacrifices to be their best. Teri Davison is going to tell you how she has faced physical and mental challenges that come with injuries in the past few years. Many would give up, but not Teri.
I love Teri's sense of adventure and desire to live life to the fullest. In the last few years, Teri has completed the Spartan Sprint, Super, and Beast! An injury kept her from doing them all in the same year to earn her "Trifecta". So what did she do when she couldn't run? She learned to barefoot ski! Wow! 😱
"My fitness journey has changed so much in recent years. I have been pushing myself for some time now and just recently, it seems like no matter what I am doing, I get injured. I hate the thought of scaling back my efforts to be the best I can be. It's a very difficult mental adjustment. Mentally I can still handle a marathon and the longest Spartan distances, but physically that is in question. It's easy to blame it on age, but I am finding that it's not the best way to think about it. If I do, I will end up thinking it's going to keep getting worse because I will keep getting older and older. Being patient with my body and keeping my eye on being the best I can be today (and not competing with the past me) is key.
I love working out with people who motivate and inspire me and also help me to recognize that I need to give myself and my body grace. That's the only way that I know that my fitness journey will continue on even when I encounter frustrating obstacles."
Teri, you remind me of my quote for the week from Winston Churchill:
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
Thanks for showing us the courage to not only continue in life, but to keep this life fun and adventurous! You are an inspiring Healthy Hero!