Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Feet are Neat

Life sometimes seems to move in fast-forward. If possible, it seems things have been busier than normal. We moved our entire office last week. I can not find notes, microscope specs, etc.

So rather than bore you with the chaos that is often my life I thought I would share a few things that I think are neat.

The first ironman I ever competed in was Coeur d'Alene and David Rozelle competed in his first Ironman as well. He lost a foot when a bomb went off under his truck in Iraq. He went on to Kona that year and my favorite part of the TV coverage is when he says, "I'm not an Ironman athlete, I'm a rugby player. These people are crazy - they eat tofu and wear spandex!" But actually he is an Ironman athlete and he inspires people every day, with only one foot.

Today I think feet are neat. And I am thankful I have two of them. I am also thankful for all the different people I have met through this crazy sport. They continue to inspire me to become a better person and for this I am very grateful.

4 comments:

solarpowered said...

I was lucky enough to find myself spectating at Ironman CDA in 2006, and it changed my life. I watched on two feet, but saw competitors with one, competitors who looked like they had no business being out there but finished anyway, and competitors who kicked serious ass. I spent that summer training for and then running my first distance race -- a half marathon -- and I haven't stopped since.

The Ironman is an awesome event. Through it and because of it (even though I haven't done one myself) I have become a stronger person, I have traveled places I'd never go otherwise, and I have met many wonderful people both in real life and here in the imaginary world. :)

D said...

I continue furiously to inspire people to NOT be like me! :D

Teresa said...

Yes, very inspirational...no more complaining about blisters on these feet! Lucky to have them and to be able to race and do this sport. The peeps you meet along the way are amazing. Thank your happy feet!

tn

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Feet are neat! Thanks for reminding me to not take my body for granted.

Love the Dr. Seuss illustration too.