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Get Ready To Be Motivated

Rick Hoyt was born with cerebral palsy and as a result has been wheelchair bound since birth. When he was 15, he asked his father, Dick Hoyt, to push him in a local 5-mile benefit run. Dick and Rick placed next to last in the race, but Rick told his father that “when (we’re) running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.” This event inspired the father and son team to complete over a 1000 races including marathons, ironman triathlons, and they even biked/ran across the entire United States. Dick Hoyt has pushed, pedaled, and pulled Rick across numerous finish lines to perpetuate the feeling Rick had after their first race together.

Don’t forget that your health is important to you AND your loved ones. Make time for your fitness, it’s worth it.

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Team Hoyt

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A Couple’s First Tri

This week’s Throwback Thursday pic is Shannon and I after completing the Escape from Ft. De Soto Sprint Triathlon back in 2011. I had completed several sprint triathlons before but this was Shannon’s first triathlon and she did awesome. Triathlons can be somewhat daunting for first-timers, but Shannon attacked it like a seasoned pro. I highly recommend this particular race to anyone who lives in the Tampa Bay Area and is looking to get into triathlons. I also recommend checking out Shannon’s blog. You will notice that she is a little more eloquent than I am.

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