Over the next few months, I want to highlight more people from the IMPOSSIBLE community doing impossible things.
From the outside, people sometimes assume IMPOSSIBLE is all people who look like Joel. Or, a caricature of me. Something like a bunch of dude-bros in their 20-30s lifting weights and eating steak.
Yes, all those things are awesome, but often, the people that it’s the people that are nothing like me that inspire me the most and embody the IMPOSSIBLE ethos.
So what does it take to be IMPOSSIBLE? Well, if you’re willing to push yourself – you’re in (more on that later this week).
Essentially, it comes down to three things.
I’ll feature more stories in the future, but to start, here’s some cool stories from around the community.
Single Mom Runs a 100k Weeks After a Powerlifting Meet
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Niki is a single mom who does powerlifting meets “for fun” and just ran her first 100k ultra marathon a few weeks later – all while working as a personal trainer.
If you want to come up with an excuse for not working hard – one glance at Niki’s schedule will stomp all over it. If you want to do something, you can figure it out.
Kate in Germany Rehabs a Knee Back To Hiking Shape
Kate is a Filipina living in Germany. She had a knee operation earlier this year and has been documenting her rehab process and her progress back towards epic hikes and dance-offs.
Fun fact – Kate was the first assistant I ever had here at IMPOSSIBLE and she’s repped impossible all over the world.
Andy is Running From the UK to France
Andy is a longest day & longest night racer and is training to run from the UK to France next year to raise money for Diabetes UK – something his daughter was diagnosed with as a child.
Andy found out about IMPOSSIBLE from a friend running the longest day event and joined in on a moment’s notice. Now, he’s fully drank the kool-aid. Sorry, not sorry Andy. There’s no going back now.
For another crazy story about an Englishman running long distances – see our Englishman short video here.
Dante Jumps & Flies & Jumps All Over Utah
Dante is a paraglider, speedflyer and base jumper based out of Utah. Basically, he jumps off mountains and then goes really, really fast. His tag @outrageous lives up to the hype and is dead-on with every impossible thing he does.
I’m sort of convinced that I need to move myself to Utah now after keeping up with his exploits.
Dante has also been building up quite the crew of sendy-individuals jumping, flying and speeding all over Utah. They are having a ton of fun. I need to get out there soon.
Sea Level New York Police Officer Runs Leadville
Tim is a police officer based out of New York. He’s running the legendary Leadville 100 this year after attempting it before.
Tim’s dedication this year has been wild, he’s been out 2-3 times to get used to elevation and train the gnarly inclines (inclines is a generous term considering he’s climbing literal mountains).
Part of why he’s made so many trips out to Colorado this year? His motto “If you work out at sea level, you don’t ‘see’ no results 😂 . Also #whereismarkneilan (iykyk).
If you want to do something IMPOSSIBLE, you don’t have to look a certain way or be a certain age or even be in a specific stage of life. All you have to do is be willing to do hard things, push yourself to your limits and then enjoy the story the story that unfolds.
What’s the next impossible thing you’re going to do?