Friday Thread: Are you an athlete, or an exerciser?

Good Friday morning, my friends! ☀️

In our Wednesday issue, a subscriber named Leslie shared a really interesting article titled “Do you think of yourself as an athlete or an exerciser?

For a long time, the definition of what an athlete is has been fairly narrow, the article says: “athletes [are] those who strive for external, performance-related goals, such as to make teams, win games or beat opponents.”

But if that’s the case, is someone who trains to run a marathon, or climb Mount Everest, not an athlete? That doesn’t feel right, does it?

What do you think? And how would you describe yourself? — Terrell