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Remembering Monty

Tuesday, July 16, 2013



Where to begin. This is a difficult post to write. Monty was a huge inspiration to a lot of members on Spark. He was a leader of several teams on Spark, including the Virtual Walk/Run Challenge team. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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(Not sure why the link won't work) He was a member of several more teams as well. I first met Monty on the Treadmill, Ellipticals, Runners, Walkers & etc team www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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, probably sometime in mid to late 2008. but I didn’t get to know him until we were on the Virtual Walk team. He posted his miles every day. Without fail.

He walked a lot, about 9 miles a day if I remember correctly. I don’t remember him skipping a day at all. That’s no exaggeration either, the man was dedicated. I know a few of us started to worry when his mileage started to taper down a bit a few months into 2012. I don’t remember exactly the reason he stated, but I think it was something about his hip aggravating him.

And then of course he dropped off of Spark for a while, and we then found out the horrible news. It apparently hit hard and fast. May 24, 2012 to July 4, 2012 was when he got the full story. His last post was on July 4, 2012, and 12 days after that he passed.

I often think of Monty. I think of him for motivation when I’m chugging along on my elliptical. Every time I hear the word cancer, I think of Monty. So, today, one year since his passing, I am going to dedicate my mileage to Monty.

Below are several of Monty’s more motivating posts, as well as his final entries.

Monty, you are loved, you are missed, you are remembered.

Monty:

Joined SparkPeople on February 1, 2008

January 20, 2008 - He reached his goal weight. - Two Years Of Maintaining - www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Joined Virtual Walk/Run team August 30, 2009. - Blog - www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Monty shares the story about the day his life changed - www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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January 30, 2011 - Monty completes the Virtual Walk! - www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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His two years on the virtual walk and still going post - www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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His walking partner thought he was losing weight - www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Worst Blog Part 1 - www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Worst Blog Part 2 - Final post - www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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  • SUZYMOBILE
    I miss Monty, too, and he is not forgotten! I was just telling some friends about him this Friday. He did indeed walk 9 miles a day.
    2632 days ago
  • DR1939
    I only knew him at the end, but he was a motivating factor for me.
    2693 days ago
  • YELLOW09RED
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    Terrie your blog is the best way to describe Monty. Thank you for your words of love for him.
    I am keeping him in my heart and thoughts today.
    He was my good friend.
    Hugs for your day
    Debbie
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    2693 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    He sounds like a lovely, caring man. What a great tribute and remembrance.
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    2693 days ago
  • MJREIMERS
    emoticon What a great tribute to a man that obviously motivated and made a difference to so many! That is another aspect of Spark, the friendships that are made.

    I hope Monty's spirit continues to inspire all those that knew him. emoticon
    2693 days ago
  • MYUTMOST4HIM
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    I didn't know him but wish I had
    2693 days ago
  • EWL978
    I never met Monty....he obviously was a great inspiration to many people and is missed by all who knew him.

    Have to simply keep on keeping on.............
    2693 days ago
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