Friday, October 13, 2006

Inspiration

As we move through the last few months of 2006, my training for Ironman Couer d'Alene is beginning to pick up. Although I am usually highly motivated to train, it can get frustrating sometimes dealing with the diabetes stuff, and just trying to balance the training with everything else that is important in my life.

A friend recently showed me this video about Team Hoyt: a father-and-son team that competes in marathons and triathlons. They became most well-known for competing annually in the Boston Marathon, and I saw them race when I was a student in Boston. The unique thing about Team Hoyt is that Dick Hoyt, the father, pushes or pulls his son, Rick, the entire distance.

So when I get frustrated that my run is getting sidelined by a low BG (which doesn't actually happen often), I can remember these guys. Here's a video from YouTube.



4 comments:

MileMasterSarah said...

Welcome to the OC! I too saw this video and it made my cry (I'm not necessarily a big 'ol bawler, but damn!). I'm really looking forward to hearing about how your dexcom works with your workouts!

Anne said...

yeah I cried too when I saw it. The love these 2 guys have for each other is really overwhelming.

Bettercell said...

Thank you for sharing the Video Anne. It helps to go on.........

Kerri. said...

Oh my goodness. This video just about made me lose it this morning.

What an incredible team. Thanks for sharing them.