Alfredo Lopez

 Hometown = Phoenix, AZ

Current town = Phoenix, AZ

Main Activities = CrossFit, Hiking, Backpacking, Traveling, Mtn Biking, Rock Climbing

Love for = the outdoors and pushing my limits by stepping out of my comfort zone daily.

Tips = Just get started no matter what it is. There will not always be someone that will do it with you.

Spirit Animal = I'm a Leo so definitely a lion. But I also love the bison for the way they lead into the storm. The only way to get over your fears is going through them!

Relaxation = being outdoors which is the key to a happy life.

Favorite Food = Tough, but I will have to stick with my roots of Mexican food. I feel that there are so many regions with different styles that I never get tired of it. Anything in taco form.

Favorite Place = Currently Sedona since it is so close to home! Work = I am a fulltime CrossFit Head Coach.

Your quirk = I never remove or add anything to a food dish even if there is something I wouldn't normally eat.

Favorite book = The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

Favorite Podcasts = Motivational, Travel/Adventure Podcasts. Really anything that involves people doing great things.

Favorite quote = "Be a traveler, not a tourist" -Anthony Bourdain

Your inspiration = My parents

Best advice (received) = Never give up on anything you truly want. There is always a way and sometimes it just takes time.

% of waking life spent in Earth Runners = 85-90% while traveling, 100% while hiking in the sandy desert, and 60-75% while working/coaching.

Advice to new Earth Runners = People considering sandaling up. They are amazing. This was my first and only pair of hiking sandals. A bit intimidating when I first bought them. You have to train your feet muscles just like any other muscles so they will naturally be sore when you first take em out on an adventure. Take it slow and build from there.

What is your favorite athletic accomplishment from last year? Running a half marathon on my Earth Runners on nothing but crossfit training and I haven't ran more than three miles in 10 years.

What are your active goals for this year? Backpacking Coyote gulch and Reflection canyon and of course take my earth runner along for the adventure. I would also love to travel to Patagonia, Argentina in December.

Follow: @Fredolopez21