Many of us enjoy kicking a ball around, playing catch with friends, and keeping physically fit, but some of us feel a consistent drive to push our mind-body connections to the max, finding exhilaration in discovering and breaking through our perceived physical limitations and developing our bodies to their most effective and efficient states. Whether individually or part of a team, whether in competition with others or just ourselves, being an athlete is a fundamental part of who we are. But when we run into relationship problems with our body and its capabilities—or when those relationships are complicated by cultural expectations and beliefs about athletes—it can impact all areas of our life and health.
Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorer—male or female—in the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship.
In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that’s how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida—at age 64. Hear her story.
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