This morning, while running on the treadmill at the gym, I was surprised to see REV3 on the tv. Great inspiration, considering what my goal is. Instead of taking breaks, I ran through all my road blocks and was able to finish my run very strong, but before finishing I was blessed with an even bigger inspirational story. Everyone, please go and check out Care 2 Tri.
Here's what they do taken directly from their website: "Our mission is simple: We help those that are often treated differently because of their physical disabilities. We promote these individuals in our community and also include them in opportunities that mainstream society does not. Our motto is, “We all have disabilities; however, some people’s are not physical”. It is not right to treat differently-abled people as outcasts because their disabilities are visible. We are part of a movement that is larger than any one person, but we feel it needs to start somewhere. We hope to leave an imprint on society that encourages all to treat differently-abled individuals as people, because that’s what they are."
The smile on everyone's faces, swimming, biking, running and most importantly crossing that finish line was so surreal. People, this is what the world needs more of, people willing to help others. This is why I love this sport. Sure, it's a very individual sport, but it doesn't have to be. We can still help our fellow man and provide the same experience we feel to those who may have a harder time achieving the feeling. The statement from Care 2 Tri is pretty simple, and I fully intend on donating and supporting their mission.
That's inspiration to be a better human being.