I was struck with the thought of how many times I have taken for granted the gift of health. How many times I would sit on the couch and be content with letting another day pass by without reaching my potential. This is how I gained all of my weight. Letting one day pass after another and never realizing that I was wasting my life - wasting a gift - the gift of walking,running, moving, breathing and living. My friend on another site has this quote on her page and I think of it often, I want to live by it - So now, today, I run - I run because I CAN....I run for those who can't.
My family sent me this video and it touched my heart. If you are overwhelmed and thinking that this weight loss journey is too much and you just want to stop. Think of this story.
Work hard, reach high today and go one more round...because you can!!
A Father's Love -
Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who together compete just about continuously in marathon races. And if they’re not in a marathon they are in a triathlon — that daunting, almost superhuman, combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4 miles of swimming. Together they have climbed mountains, and once trekked 3,735 miles across America.It’s a remarkable record of exertion — all the more so when you consider that Rick can't walk or talk.
For the past twenty five years or more Dick, who is 65, has pushed and pulled his son across the country and over hundreds of finish lines. When Dick runs, Rick is in a wheelchair that Dick is pushing. When Dick cycles, Rick is in the seat-pod from his wheelchair, attached to the front of the bike. When Dick swims, Rick is in a small but heavy, firmly stabilized boat being pulled by Dick.
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