Athlete Name: Liam Harm
Hometown: Brick, NJ
Tell us a little about yourself
I am 15 years old and I go to CBA. I run cross country/track for my school and practice there every day. When I’m not working out I am usually studying, or when I manage to find some free time I enjoy building computers and graphic design.
“Running is one of the best lung exercises I can do, so in those times of doubt staying healthy keeps me focused and motivated."
What motivates you the most?
Motivation is something that many people think is hard to find, but with CF I have all the motivation in the world to stay healthy and exercise. I am also heavily motivated by trying to become my best possible self whether it’s in school or on the track as well as striving to ensure that I will have a successful, healthy future.
Why do you exercise?
When someone asks me why I run I often say, “Because I enjoy it”, but sometimes when I am in the middle of a tough workout, I question why I even stepped foot onto the track in the first place. It is in times like this that I remember that staying active and fit is a big part of staying healthy with CF. Running is one of the best lung exercises I can do, so in those times of doubt staying healthy keeps me focused and motivated.
What are your goals for the future?
My number one goal is to stay healthy. In the next few years when I go off to college, I don’t know if I’ll continue running competitively, but I am 100% sure that I will continue running on my own and with friends until I have gray hair.
Who is your role model?
I can’t say that I have one main role model. The people that I look up to change drastically depending on whether it’s fitness, success, or anything else. There is one thing that always motivated me, and that’s all of the people who are striving to be the best in their sports and those who are staying fit even if they have a lung disease like CF.