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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Truly Inspiring!

It's amazing how videos like this can put everything into perspective and make you think about what's going on in your own life... then you think, "I need to not complain so much, I don't have it so bad."

You will be completely inspired by this story. Just a warning... definite "mascara alert".

I know we all believe we know what love is, and how it feels to love and be loved. But if you ever wondered what it looks like, please watch this video after you've read the story .

READ STORY FIRST A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with Me?'. The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his Father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.' To which, his father Said 'Yes' too. For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 Kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike Ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the Coast of the Big Island . Father and son went on to complete the race together.

View this race at..... NOW WATCH THIS VIDEO: http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=8cf08faca5dd9ea45513


Mark Salinas said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

Running Knitter said...

I've seen this video before, and I have seen the Hoyts when they were running Boston. It was very inspiring. Thank you for posting it and have a great weekend.

workout mommy said...

aren't they just amazing! and you are right, stories like this always put things into perspective for me. Thanks for the reminder!

carla said...

man I love those kinds of videos.

I was feeling a tad 'woe is me Im having a crappy day' too---no longer.