When we lose what we once had

Sports Identities

 

It happens at all levels. Pros retire and move on to the broadcast booth. High schoolers graduate and get to the next level – some realizing they won’t make it big. Older weekend warriors gradually realize they can’t compete like they used to.At all levels of athletics, the transition point is eventually reached for most of us when we realize we can’t always go on. Maybe it’s age, or injuries, or other factors, but at some point the identity of pure athlete is lost.

What is the impact of losing our identities? How can some athletic identity be preserved, even if competition at previous heights is no longer possible?

Leave your comments about athletic identity, and it’s loss, below.