Becoming a Triathlete
By: Bailey McCaffrey
Al Alothman is an Atypical Rec’ing Ram. As a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering, he began his Colorado State University fitness journey four years ago, after transferring from California State University Fullerton. Since coming to CSU, he created a fitness journey for himself with no limits.
Starting when Al was five years old, he began practicing judo, an activity he did competitively until he was 25. At age 20, he took up cycling and Mixed Martial Arts, (MMA). As he became more immersed in his athletic career around six years ago, he received some hard news.
Al’s sports medicine trainer told him because of a torn abductor muscle his sports career had come to an end. “I got really frustrated and stopped working out for two years, until I moved to Fort Collins.” Al commented.
His CSU Journey
These endurance activities have taught him how to stay in shape and more. While studying engineering and working a part time job, Al has made time to stay active, often training up to six days a week. This has made a huge impact on the way he manages time though out the year, finding ways to prioritize what’s most important to him, such as staying active.
Al says the best part about kickstarting his fitness journey has been the freedom to eat donuts and pizza, an advantage which many of us can be inspired by.
Al’s atypical story is inspiring and encouraging to those at Campus Recreation! If you, or anyone you know, has a fitness journey with no limits, we want to hear about it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook or Instagram.