So this post had me thinking about some things, I mean I guess it is assumed anyone who workouts and does fitness is an athlete, right?I am not so sure anymore. When reading her post it out some thought in my mind about this term. Seems more people these days call themselves “athlete” but for what reason? and what does it take me to be considered an athlete. I believe some people use it for the title.. but maybe I am wrong. This gave me a blog post idea to write about in response to this bloggers post! thank you for this post 🙂
I read a post on a Facebook page that I follow and the poster made an interesting statement: they said that all athletes are runners but not all runners are athletes. Their reasoning was based on an obstacle course that they had recently participated in. Along with the other competitors, there was an elite-level ultra runner. This poster beat the elite which they interpreted as being in superior physical condition.
So naturally I got thinking about that. There are quite a few assumptions that this person was making, not the least of which was that the elite was trying to win or at least push themselves to the max. For all we know, they were just there to try something different.
There is also the assumption that the elite runner were in prime condition. They could have been nursing an injury or an illness. Or maybe they lack upper body…
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