Rebecca Rusch is one of those people who simply defines what it really means to be a BAMF. The obvious reasons include her remarkable athletic accolades. But as I’ve come to know more about her and to, thankfully, get to know her personally in a small way, those achievements pale in comparison to the depth of her character. I was first really inspired by Rebecca as a result of her segment in the incredible Nikon D4 promotional video that she did with Dane Jackson (kayaker) and Alex Honnold (climber) entitled, Why.
Rebecca’s simple answer, “Because I have to. Because I don’t know any other way to live my life.” is something that has continued to resonate with me since I first heard it.
Recently, Rebecca did a TEDx talk about Finding Home. The link goes to the backstory page on Rebecca’s site, but you can watch it below. It’s a powerful story that is best simply experienced. I thought about trying to summarize it, but then I realized I’d simply do a disservice to Rebecca. Her post doesn’t go into much depth about the topic of her talk, and I found myself both surprised and profoundly moved by the substance of her talk.
I thought the story deserved more than just a retweet or a simple share, and so I wanted to try to give some insight into the impact that Rebecca’s stories have had in my own life. Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing your stories with all of us.
RR, you are a BAMF.
📷 from Corey Rich’s (director of “Why”) blog.