FitGeekFriday 500

Welcome back to #FitGeekFriday, where FitGeeks from around the internet get together, share links, and talk about all kinds of awesomeness.

If you’re not familiar with link-ups and blog hops, they’re super simple: Use the “Add A Link” button below to leave a link to something awesome you wrote at your website, click into someone else’s links, comment, and make new friends! #FitGeekFriday is about bringing together the community of geekery-loving fitness junkies, so get out there and be social!

Superheroic!

By now, superheroes are kind of ubiquitous in geek culture. We have the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the upcoming DC Comics (likely) trainwreck of a cinematic universe, and the myriad of TV shows like Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Arrow, and The Flash. We have animated shows, video games, and more merch than we know what to do with.

And so it feels like kind of a cliche to have a superhero-themed #FitGeekFriday. But you know what? Superheroes are awesome. We all want to be a superhero of some kind. That’s kind of the goal most of us have had since we were kids. Goodness knows I wanted to be Batman when I was a kid–and I guess I still kind of do. Well, except for the dead parents and all that emotional baggage.

What is it about superheroes that attracts us? What is it that makes us want to workout to look like one? Why would we want to be Tony Stark or Thor?

For me, it’s the epic scale. I love stuff that’s larger than life, but still relateable. I love stuff that takes the mundane an ordinary and combines it with the magnificent. I love science-teacher Peter Parker. I like Dick Grayson when he’s working as a cop. I love Babs as Oracle more than Batgirl! I can relate to these everyday people who happen to do good in their world in ways that only they can.

For me, that’s what being a superhero is–using your gifts to make the world a better place. If that gift is being able to fly and beat up baddies, then great. If it’s the ability to start a non-profit, then good for you. And if it’s the ability to motivate yourself and the people around you to be healthier, then you’re a superhero, too, in my book.

What do you like about superheroes? What makes one for you?

#FitGeekFriday Community Guidelines

All I ask is that if you leave a link for #FitGeekFriday, click around and check out at least one of the other posts in the Link-Up. It would be pretty cool if you left a comment at their place, letting them know where you came from with the #FitGeekFriday tag. That’s it!

#FitGeekFriday is about the wonderful community of fitness-loving geeks, so let’s share the love. If you’re feeling extra awesome, you could even share someone’s post with your friends and loved ones–and be sure to use the hashtag #FitGeekFriday, too!

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