Diane Rodriguez tries a different sport every week. Scared of heights and claustrophobic, she wanted to face her fears. She has tried boxing, flying trapeze and archery, to name a few. Here, she tells us about “American Ninja Warrior” training, obstacle course training for a sports entertainment show on NBC. In the last ten years, only two competitors have been able to complete every stage of the obstacle courses. While she is not planning on competing on the show, she enjoys pushing her physical and mental toughness in parkour.

“It’s you versus the course” – Diane Rodriguez

Produced, reported and shot by Anna Yelizarova and Naomi Cornman for the Peninsula Press, a project of the Stanford Graduate Program in Journalism.