People sit an average of 9.3 hours a day, and it’s killing us. It’s time to change our ways, and our future. And it’s as simple as this: get moving!
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Talk about love in action. This man has raced with his disabled son in over 1,000 events.
“They said, ‘Forget Rick, put him away, put him in an institution, he’s going to be a vegetable for the rest of his life,’” recalled Rick’s father, Dick Hoyt, 72, noting that Rick was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after his birth. “Today he’s 51 years old and we still haven’t figured out what kind of vegetable he is — and guess what? That vegetable has been turned into a bronze statue.”
Wow. We’re inspired. Congrats to Dick and Rick for being honored at the Boston Marathon this year! They certainly deserve it.
Iram Leon, Beaumont Texas marathon winner
— Andrew Pollack
Many people declare, “I could never run a marathon.” But this man, Fauja Singh, did —and he did so at 100 years old. Even more impressive? At age four Fauja couldn’t walk. His story shows that anyone can accomplish their dreams if they set their mind to it.
On the first day of training, Fauja arrived limber and energetic and dressed, as he believed was perfectly appropriate, in a dazzling three-piece suit. Harmander told him he needed a wardrobe change. After adamant protests, Fauja relented, ditched the suit and bought running gear. He showed up every day after that, building his routine around his training schedule. His mileage increased as the weeks passed. Race day arrived. After 6 hours and 54 minutes, 4:48 behind winner Antonio Pinto, Fauja crossed the finish line. At age 89, he was a marathoner. Soon, he would be a star.
Get motivated. Read his story.
(via The Runner - ESPN)
Pictures of the Russian meteorite still have us in awe. We’re walking for the Nature Conservancy today, are you?