One of the things I most enjoy doing is conducting written interviews for. This has put me in touch with such a variety of inspiring people, and has even made lasting friendships too. Being able to share their stories is an honor that is not taken lightly. The other great thing about the interviews is they often give me ideas about challenges I'd like to try. Sometimes, as in the case of this past week, a good 2/3 of the Thursday small group challenge was from an interviewee (will share that workout AFTER his interview is live) mainly because it sounded like such a great idea and I wanted to see how it would do with my training partners and friends.
You can find all the interviews by clicking right here, by the way... and I will be talking about specific interviews more often from here on out, because these people are SO inspiring and awesome. There's bound to be someone's story in there that will resonate and/or inspire you.
Similarly, yesterday I was VERY much inspired by an extremely interesting interviewee to finally try the SSST (which when you say it over the phone to your training partner is apparently really confusing sounding... HOW many Ss??). Those who know me well, know that thetest is still a mental challenge for me, and something that I actually sort of dread in a recert situation. Seriously, even now. Its much better since they updated the weight classes and added the (which is in my group of "most favorite ") - For women, before there was this massive jump from doing the test with either the or which as my friend and I discussed last night there are worlds, nay UNIVERSES of difference hiding in those 4 kilos... heck there's universes of difference hiding between the and if you're doing 5 minutes of snatching!
First off, if you haven't already read this really great experience article about Check out Allison's article on Dragon Door by clicking here. Regardless what you're into, you want to be able to enjoy it for your whole life -- if that's a sport, hobby, etc. Smart training with can make that happen.and tai chi, please do! And while you might think the info doesn't apply to you, think again. Allison's experience is by no means isolated. As someone 50+, she was able to regain a lot of health and vitality from her practice and enjoy her passion for taiji all the more.