Category Archives: Inspire


INSPIRE | Freedom & Fitness, Too

Photo by Christian Watson Nine years ago, Gaurav Zane Sharma moved from India to the United States at the age of 21. Today, he is an American citizen, a successful business owner, husband and father living in Southern Indiana. “I came to the USA for freedom and opportunity so I could feel what it is…Read More

Photo of the Aug. 21 eclipse viewed through tree leaves in Southern Indiana.

Inspire | September 2017

The Eclipse! Where were you Aug. 21, 2017, during the Great American Eclipse? Whether you travelled to experience totality, stepped outside of your workplace or home to take a (hopefully safe) glance or didn’t give it a moment’s thought, many did on all accounts. And we’ll have the opportunity to do so again in seven…Read More


Inspire | August 2017

It’s a Boy! Normally, we post a photo of an athlete or location meant to induce inspiration. This time, however, we’re using this space to announce the birth of The Final Say columnist Zach McCrite’s second child, Monroe, though, of course, all props should be given to mama Brit McCrite, who is an inspiration herself….Read More


Inspire | July 2017

Take a moment to stop and smell the roses – or strike a pose.” –Erica Weddle   What or who inspires you when it comes to fitness, sports and health? Send your favorite photo and an explanation of why you think it would inspire others or what about the image inspires you, and we could…Read More


Inspire | June 2017

“Persevere, one of my favorite verbs in the English  language (of Latin origin),  means to continue on  steadfastly, persist. A theme of mine is to persevere  through life with intention  – not merely get by, walk, limp, or be led through a life of decisions made for me by someone else or as a result…Read More


Unleashing the Human Spirit

Special Olympics Indiana hosted its Area 2 Basketball Sectional on March 18 at Henryville High School. Athletes – like Braeley England (pictured) – from 13 counties competed in the tournament. The not-for-profit organization provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for kids and adults with intellectual disabilities, which includes…Read More


An Athlete of Another Kind

Photo by David Harrison Athletes come in different shapes and sizes – and different species, too. David Harrison was at the Kentucky Derby in 2006 to photograph what would turn out to be one of the most inspiring equine athletes we’ve seen. “In this photo, the field rounds the first turn of the 2006 Kentucky Derby,” Harrison…Read More


Welcome Home

The magnificent thing about sports is the power they hold to inspire us. This power is possessed by certain athletes as well. However, the real beauty emerges when an athlete challenge us not only to improve our own skills but also to become better human beings. On Dec. 10, 2016, E-2 Seaman Elijah Weeks returned…Read More


Hall Family Runs to Victory

All four members of the Hall family attended the Extol Sports Inaugural Benchmark Mile presented by Norton Sports Health on the morning of Dec. 31 – but they did far more than that. Each one walked (ran?) away with a trophy. Payton, 13, was the Overall Female racer with a time of 7:02, only to…Read More