Day in the Life:
Connor Fields is a 2X USA Olympian and professional BMX cyclist who just won the gold in Rio.
Connor began competing in BMX at the age 7 after his mother saw a flyer advertising the local BMX track at a bike shop near their home in Las Vegas. His parents drove him to practice five nights per week at up to five hour distances to get him to and fro the track.
Connor has overcome multiple injuries, including a spleen laceration in 2009 and torn ligament in 2012, and rose to the top of his sport this summer in Rio. He finished the 400m circuit in 34.64s, to beat out a pool of eight finalists that included his friend and teammate Nicholas Long.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts
Favorite Vegetable: Peppers
Favorite Way to Center: Guided meditation
Favorite Book: Harry Potter
Personal Motto: Make it count.
Describe your average day:
Wake up around 7-8, eat some breakfast. Morning training session, Lunch. Schoolwork, errands, or whatever else I need to catch up on, then around 3-4 pm I will prepare for my second session of the day. Grab some dinner after then it is off to bed.
What is the most important part of your daily routine?
My mornings. I like to ease into the day and have a nice relaxing morning. It sets the tone for my whole day
Whose “O” would you most love to see?
What is your #1 wellness habit?
I weigh myself every morning and know my exact target weight. It keeps me on track with my diet.
What is the best piece of health advice you’ve ever received?
You only have one body…better take care of it.
Describe your sleep ritual.
I try to put my phone down about 20 minutes before bed. If I am having trouble sleeping I take big deep breaths. I try to get to bed around 10 every night.
What is your favorite part about living a healthy lifestyle?
The things you find out that your body can do when it is treated properly. The body is an amazing thing.
If you could give one piece of health advice to your future kids, what would it be?
Wear sunscreen. I wish I was better about it as a young kid.
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