The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Kellogg’s.
You want to hear something crazy? It’s 100 days until the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Crazy right?
I love the Olympics. Yes it’s about the incredible athletes, athletic feats and the competitions. But for me, it’s also about the stories.
I’m in awe of professional athletes and what it takes to compete on that elite level. I want to know about their training, support systems, and nutrition. I want to know about how they got their start – what sparked their passion and interest and what it took to get them to where they are now.
To celebrate 100 Days to Sochi, Kellogg’s is sharing a series of inspirational Start Stories that bring to life the unique journeys of nine Team Kellogg’s athletes. The best part? I’m get to meet some of these athletes today! Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Twitter for live updates from the event!
The videos are truly inspirational. Here are a few of my favorites.
She lost both legs, spleen, kidneys and hearing in left ear. And she had to start over again. “What do you do when you’re 19 years old and you lose both of your legs. You can either give up on life or you can live it. I chose to live it.” Amazing. She’s now training for the Sochi 2014 Paraolympic Games.
You have to watch this video and hear about her comeback from a near career-ending injury before the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino. She was hit by a 4-man bobsled and sent flying 30 feet in the air. With the support of family and friends, she is back to being one of the top skeleton competitors in the world.
That’s what it’s all about for all of us right? The journey? The decision to start and the support that keeps us going?
I can’t wait for the Winter Olympics to start.
What’s your favorite Winter Olympic event?
Be sure to check out the other Start Story videos from Kellogg’s.
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