Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Motivation & Thanks

I was going to write something on things I’m thankful for. With the long weekend of Thanksgiving behind us, this seemed like a good time to slow down and appreciate the simple things in life which are often overlooked by the busy day-to-day routine we get caught-up in. While checking out some of my usual web places to get information and updates, I ran across this very real story on Endurance Planet’s web site about Ben Davis’ AT journey for ALS. What was more amazing was the person who inspired Ben with his never give up on your dreams mentality: Jon Blais Ironman story on YouTube by NBC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vrjp2P0GlE
http://www.enduranceplanet.com/public/191.cfm

There is one more moving story someone shared with me worth watching about Dick & Rick Hoyt:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDnrLv6z-mM

The human potential, when motivated, can achieve unbelievable accomplishments under less then desired conditions for the good of all. What more is there to say or be thankful for!
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3 comments:

Gabe said...

Rocky is a nice course. I would definitely plan on using a handheld and headlamp at night. It would have helped me save a few more toenails. Still haven't decided about going myself.,,hopefully it will work out.

Rooster said...

I always use a headlamp and a flash light in my 100's. I think it really helps me move faster. I might not have the best night vision....

I haven't run the Rocky course but some of my friends have and all have done well and finished. Good luck!

Thomas Bussiere said...

Gabe - Thanks for the advice. I hear the tree roots are evil at night. Hope your training goes well.

Rooster - Always good to hear from you. Glad to see your Disney Land trip went well. Tell more on good and bad tappers! I know it depends on the individual, but I wondered what was too much or not enough!