Athlete of the Week: Caroline Hudnut
Posted August 26, 2011on:
“Don’t be hard on yourself– the whole point of exercising is to feel good and have fun. If you miss a day here or there, it’s not a big deal. Listen to your body and get out another day!” – Caroline Hudnut
The Athlete of the Week series was created to spotlight the amazing people around us who are not only moms, dads, workers and friends but they are superstar athletes as well. Being an athlete does not always mean that they are Olympic level in their sport. It doesn’t even mean that they compete, or that they would beat anyone else if they tried. It means that they have made a commitment to their health by staying active and changing their lifestyle to do so. They inspire me every day, and I hope they inspire you as well.
Every Friday, look for a new installment and a new athlete spotlight. If you’d like to be featured, just email me at email@example.com!
This week’s Athlete of the Week is Caroline Hudnut, a Colorado girl and lifelong friend of mine, who loves some fine snowfall and just being outside in general! She inspires me by always being up for new experiences. She lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a few years and is moving back down to the Front Range. She is also competing in her second triathlon tomorrow! Send her lots of luck and love and read her story here:
Age (optional): 24
Just keep swimming (or pedaling/running/fill in the blank) from the movie Finding Nemo. I guess if it’s from a movie, it’s not exactly my personal mantra. Oh well. That’s always what I say to myself when I’m exercising and getting very tired!
What’s your absolute favorite activity/exercise?
What makes you committed to staying active?
I like how it makes me feel. I’m more relaxed, I’m happier, and I’m healthier. I sleep better, I’m kinder to others, and I feel better about myself when I exercise. I also live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, so it’s easy to be committed to staying active because I want to go outside whenever I can to check out the flowers, the animals, the snow… whatever.
To be fair, my life isn’t very busy right now. At the moment, I try to commute to work, which is a 13 miles bike ride each way. I also live about a 10 second walk from great mountain biking and hiking trails. However, in the past when I’ve been busy and lived further away from trails (like in Louisiana!), I schedule it in. I concentrate better and am far more productive if I’ve exercised, so it’s always worth the hour or so that it takes out of my day. Usually, I try to figure out where I’ll be, when I might be free, and what activities are easiest to do at those times and places (yoga? swimming? run? bike ride?) I actually find that I’m more likely to exercise when I’m busy because I can’t dilly-dally all day thinking about what I might do.
Avocados– because they are delicious and creamy and filling! Also, they go with (almost) everything.Thanks Caroline!!
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