I don’t really know where to start and I don’t really know how to relate this video to my ‘healthier’ lifestyle writings, but I do know that there is something in it that, if I fully grasp it and apply it to my own life, it will help me so much in trying to achieve my goals. So bare with me if a ‘waffle’ as I try and put this in to words.
Rick Hoyt has cerebral palsy and is therefore wheelchair bound. One day he asks his Dad Dick Hoyt if he would run a marathon with him. Dick says yes and not long after, Dick runs the Boston Marathon pushing Rick in his chair. Some time later, Rick asks his Dad to do the Ironman with him (2.5m swim, 112m bike ride and a 26.2m marathon). Dad says yes and some time later they complete the Ironman together. Wow!
Hello, did you hear that? Dick Hoyt completed the Ironman pulling a dingy whilst swimming, riding with a passenger and running pushing a chair. As I watched the video my jaw just dropped as this Father and Son combo pull off one of the most amazing physical feats I’ve ever seen. My mind started doing overtime and I was struck by two things, (1) the love this Dad had for his Son and (2) physically what this Dad was capable of achieving.
What’s my problem, I thought. I mean, seriously, tell me, what’s my problem? I can do this! I can change. I can be healthier. I can turn my life around. I know I can and watching this video gives me even more confidence that I will. There is no telling what you can do if you put your mind to it, that’s for definate, just ask Dick.
My life is by no means over. So what I’m 42. So what I’m jobless right now for the first time in I don’t know how many years, so what I’m fat (for now anyway). You can achieve anything. Change for you, change for loved ones, change for good!!!
Don’t know if I’ve said enough in this post. I hope you see what I’m driving at. I’ll maybe post about it again when I’ve not got writers block.
Ps – I must apologies my writing head isn’t really in gear tonight and I’m pretty sure if you watch the video you will get some sense of what I’m trying to say.