The thing of it is that I'm no hero. It's not because I'm not as strong as I pretend to be, or because I'm being too hard on myself. It's because I know my storytelling. Heroes are underdogs. They are the ones who've had to overcome adversity, who have had no advantages, who start out as regular people and get put into extraordinary circumstances. That's not me. I've been incredibly lucky in my life, with strong family, incredible friends, opportunities for travel and learning and growth, with positive role models and healthy examples. That I still struggled when it came to health and fitness is not because I had huge barriers to overcome.
I guess that's why I'm doing this. If most of us have a hard time being active, and we've had the opportunities, how much harder must it be for kids when money and access IS a real barrier?
I'm no hero. Or, if I am, then I am one of many. If a hero is simply someone who helps others, then I know an awful lot of heroes. I work with them. I hang out with them. I exercise with them. Heroes are everywhere.
Still. It's fun to pretend. It's fun to be silly. And it's fun to tell a story, even if it's to solicit donations to a worthy cause.