Charles Wilson, 16
In order to get fit and stay fit I like to do spontaneous workouts and exercises that I don’t typically see other people do. Most of the people on the hike and bike trail are running. I run a lot, but I also like to "free run." Free running means running with no boundaries — doing flips like there’s no tomorrow, being free and getting a great workout while defying social norms. Even though it looks awesome, it takes a lot of sweat, commitment and rapid body movements to free run. I do back flips, front flips, B-twists, side flips and more. I have run two marathons and will definitely run my third marathon in February 2015. I know how to stay fit, but I couldn’t have done it without my coaches from Rogue Running. They have always been there to encourage and push me to do better.
We’re looking for Central Texans who keep fit with interesting activities. Tell us — in 100 words or fewer — about yours. If you have a photograph, include that as well. Send your name, age and contact information to Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78704 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.