There is a man in my neighborhood who, for the last six months, walks at least twice a day (I see him every morning and every afternoon). Literally when I first noticed him, he probably weighed over 400 pounds.
He walks the same route, wears the same headphones, and always waves and smiles --- at everyone. This morning I was thinking about him.... I've been down over the last couple of days because I have this terrible crick in my neck and I can't turn my head (much less swim or bike -- I have to get my six mile run in today), my bike chain popped off the other day and I haven't been able to fix it, which is so annoying. Thank God for Lea who is fixing in at swim tomorrow, provided I am able to move my shoulder....
I've been kinda bummed out b/c I had to take a day off yesterday from working out, my boss has been in a particularly bad mood, and the work environment has been rather stressful lately.... but then this morning... I was driving out of my neighborhood and saw him. I don't know his name, don't know his story, but he inspires me. I can walk with a crick in my neck...heck he's walking around on two legs supporting 300+ pounds... I can do SOMETHING...
I thought to myself... I wonder if he'd let me interview him for my blog? So this afternoon if I see him (which I usually do) I think I'm going to stop and ask him if I can ask him a few questions.
What inspired him to start exercising?
What motivates him every day to continue?
Do you have any questions you would like to know? He's probably down 80+ pounds if I had to guess from looking; provided he says yes to my impromptu interview I'll ask him :)
Still to come: shoe post (I got new shoes and am in H.E.A.V.E.N), a few random about me posts, and hopefully a giveaway...stay tuned :)