I love the Olympics. I know it’s rare to find someone who doesn’t, but I LOVE the Olympics. Perhaps it’s because I once had Olympic dreams of my own during my career as a three-day eventer in the equestrian arena. In any case, there is no denying how special the Olympic games are, and how inspiring it is to watch those athletes.
For me, it is not only inspiring to watch these elite athletes perform, but knowing the dedication and sacrifice it takes to make it to the Olympics never ceases to blow me away. In so many cases, these athletes have spent a lifetime perfecting a craft that gains them little notoriety outside of these games, and in many cases — very little money. They are truly in it for the love of their sport, and making it to the Olympics and going for gold is the highest achievement.
How many of us can say we do things in our life purely because we love them? Whether it be our jobs, the cities we live in, the relationships we are in, or the workouts we choose — how often are those choices purely based on what truly makes us happy? So happy that we are willing to give up everything else to do this thing we love so deeply? And how many of us are still looking for that something in our lives we love enough, to offer it true dedication and sacrifice? I believe we are all capable of a life led by true passion and happiness, and the dedication it takes to achieve greatness — so what’s holding us back?
In an age where everything is so readily available to us at the touch of a button, and careers are created behind computer screens, it’s hard to sift through the noise and get back to the roots of what truly makes us happy, and identify those things or people in our lives that we would truly give everything up for.
And yet, we can find this inspiration ALIVE and KICKING at the Olympic Games! These athletes who have committed their entire lives to the pursuit of being the absolute BEST in the world at their sport. Our content this week is all about these Olympians & how they have chosen to Go For Gold: 2004 Athens Olympian John Henwood (10,000M), 1992 Barcelona Olympian John Trautmann (5,000M), 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympian Sharon Day-Monroe (Heptathlon), 2014 Sochi Olympian and Silver Medalist Chris Creveling (short track speed skate), and last but not least, this year's 2016 Rio Olympian — Venus Williams — who will be competing in both singles and doubles tennis at her 5th Olympic Games this year!!
We are so very humbled to have such caliber of athletic talent on The Sweat Life, and we can't wait to see the new talent that will emerge at this year's 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
So as you watch these incredible games and the athletes in them, over the next few weeks in Rio, think about what that Gold Medal is in your life is — and what you’re willing to do to go for it. I dare you.
Until next week,
Founder, CEO, and Host
The Sweat Life