Round-Up Wednesday (July 29, 2015)
I love this quote from Walt Disney that says, “There were so many things that inspired me this week. I felt like this week that no matter where I look, I saw proof of ordinary people doing the incredible. In a world where so much of it’s focused on the bad—shootings, ISIS, racism—it’s nice to have these moments to remind us to dream more and to be better.
Have you heard of James Lawrence, AKA the Iron Cowboy? If not, his story will inspire you to push your body and your mind beyond what you think is humanly possible. James Lawrence just competed the 50-50-50 challenge. 50 full Ironmans Triatholons in 50 states in 50 days! That translates into 120 miles of swimming, 5,600 miles of biking and 1,300 miles running. Impressed yet? You should be. That feat is a world Ironman record!
I did my first sprint triathlon the other day and thought that was hard enough—though I loved the rush I got from completing it and can’t wait to do my next one.
Why did he do it? He wanted to inspire children and adults to be more active and challenge themselves while raising money for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation to help fight obesity. While I will never do a full Ironman, James’ journey has inspired me to be more active and to figure out the amazing things my body CAN do. Because I know that my body can do some amazing things!
You can watch his interview with FoxNews HERE.