From extreme asthma, to gang violence, to competing against those on PEDs – Tyree Washington has seen it all.
Manteo Mitchell broke his leg halfway through the opening lap of the men’s 4 x 400m prelims at the London Olympics and KEPT RUNNING. His team went on to set a record breaking time, unknown to them that he had broken his leg at the very start of the race.
Brett Lorin (former pro baseball player) had his sights set on the major leagues – but after 7 years in the minors, the call never came. In this episode he shares the value of growing up as a multi-sport athlete, having the self-belief to take ownership and make a change while playing college sports, what it’s really like playing in the minor leagues, and his experience not making it to the majors and deciding to hang up the cleats and pursue other experiences in life.
April Zilg is a professional paddle boarder, whose journey went from living an unhealthy lifestyle to pursuing professional sport. In this episode April talks about being patient in your pursuit of success and not expecting overnight results, how to build a strong aerobic foundation – including her experience with aerobic deficiency syndrome, and the importance of journalling. We also speak on planning a family as a female athlete, pursuing passion over money, and much more.
Sports are a microcosm for society, and it’s important to have diverse representation within communities like these. In this podcast I talk a bit about why I think that matters, a time where I have felt like I didn’t belong, and some recent athlete examples.
We dive into how she practices experiencing discomfort, the important of discomfort variability, some real talk about overcoming fear, as well as discussion the impressiveness and evolution of the mindset of top CF Games athletes such as Tia-Clair Toomey, Matt Fraser, and Katrin Davidsdottir.