Friday, May 03, 2013
If you receive Runner's magazine you may have read the article "You". The message and content have stuck with me since reading it. People often comment to me about how much I work out, what I do and do not eat, and why I spend so much time at the gym. This article is why. There are so many people who make a choice to not work out, eat processed foods, and never leave their couch. I am not one of them. Why? Because I can move, I crave high intensity, and I love good food. I cannot imagine a day that I wake up and am not able to do or eat the things I love. I run, bike, lift, SWEAT, hike, kayak because I can. Because there are many that I cant, and I never want to take it for granted.
This article is about a man who was hit by a truck at age 6. The doctors never thought he would walk again. He ended up losing all his teeth, having to have his pelvis and legs reconstructed and still has paralysis in his right arm. Eventually his brother got him to run a 5K after many years of therapy, and he went on to run a marathon. He has completed many races since he's started running, and never thought he couldn't do it. "You never know if you can't if you never try."
So until I can't, I will.
Started this Friday off with a 20 mile spin. SWEAT this evening, and a pup walk and a bike ride with my hubby. I do it because I can.
506.1 miles for the year