I will what I want

I will what I want

[Time]

“Rising star Misty Copeland makes history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

When she discovered ballet, however, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer”.

Read more HERE

Vocabulary chunks  to learn after watching the video :

  • Dance came into my life very unexpected
  • With my single parent, my mother and 5 of my siblings
  • I could make a career out of something I enjoyed doing
  • Something that I was passionate about
  • Something that gave me a voice
  • A major ballet company
  • To set an example of what a healthy image is
  • Dreams are possible
  • You really can push yourself to become anything with the right work ethic and support around you
  • I hope to see more diversity on the stage
  • I hope the audience is more diverse
  • People go to see performances
  • They want to see themselves up there
  • Endless opportunities
  • Something they could attain
  • I want them to be able to see dreams through me

 

250km of Single Track Happiness

250km of Single Track Happiness

[Old Mutual joBerg2c ]

The Old Mutual joBerg2c is riding the off-roads less travelled and trails never travelled. It is racing, riding and touring across this magnificent country. It is sharing a passion for mountain biking with those who love riding.

From the creators of South Africa’s two favourite mountain bike stage races, the Berg & Bush and Sani2c, comes a ride set to capture the imagination of passionate mountain bikers across the country, if not the world. Starting in the south of Johannesburg and finishing nine days later at Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Part race part adventure, the Old Mutual joBerg2c takes competitors through the country, from the heat and dust of the big city to the cool crisp air of the sea via spectacular mountainous passes.

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Are you tough enough?

Are you tough enough?

[Santini Cycling wear]

The Mortirolo and the Stelvio are two of the most brutal yet beautiful climbs in the world: they echo with the feats of Fausto Coppi, Marco Pantani and many more. Now for the fitfh year, the Granfondo Stelvio Santini will allow you to test yourself against these legendarily tough climbs and follow in the pedal strokes of some of the greatest icons cycling has ever known.  Read more HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The countless switchbacks
  • Do you feel the fear of failure
  • The struggle, the battle against yourself
  • Give up
  • Go on
  • Pedal stroke after pedal stroke
  • Dig  down and find freedom
  • Push yourself
  • Conquer the peak
  • An epic challenge
  • Are you tough enough

 

 

Precision is perfecting what you have a passion for

Precision is perfecting what you have a passion for

[Matador Networik]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A professional climber
  • Up on a hard climb
  • Trying to perform on my limit
  • Everything has to be perfect
  • Half mental, half physical
  • If my head’s not in the right place I won’t succeed
  • Strength training
  • Weight training
  • Trail running
  • To stay on top of my game
  • Push myself as an athlete
  • Precision is perfecting what you have a passion for
  • Impacted the  sport in a positive way
  • I want to leave a legacy behind that young athletes can aspire to
  • Quitting has never been an option, because that would mean failing
  • I will not fail
“I’ve watched Alex grow from a young competition climber to one of the leaders in our community. Because she is always mindful of conducting herself in a professional manner, I never worry about her future within this industry—there’s always going to be a spot for AJ.”
— Kynan Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer, USA Climbing
Read more @  Alex Johnson Climbing
“It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you in the light”

“It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you in the light”

 

[Under Armour]

“Michael Fred Phelps II is known principally as the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 Olympic medals spanning over three Olympic Games. He has actually competed at four Olympics; however, he did not medal at his first Games in Sydney, Australia. He is recognized for his formidable butterfly, though he also specializes in individual medleys and the 100 and 200-meter freestyle.”   Read more @  Swimswam

 

“There are reasons why I swam every holiday, every Christmas, every birthday,” added Phelps, explaining why he was the most dedicated of swimmers. “I was trying to be as prepared as I could, and I tried to see what I could really do and what my potential was. I just really did kind of whatever it took.”  Read more @  Olympic Org

 

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