Posted by 21stCenturyMom
Filed Under: Inspiration & Motivation
, Races & Racing
We all have tough training days when our legs feel like lead and we’re just not in the mood. What would you do if you had no legs? How about no fingers—just a long thumb-like appendage at the end of each deformed arm? I guess you wouldn’t have to complain about your leaden legs any more but would you still train?
Byron Breeze, a.k.a Soulja, does. Byron Breezejust completed the New York City Triathlon in 4 hours and 47 minutes using a wheelchair for the bike and a skateboard for the run.
His story is being made into a documentary and you can watch more over here.
Thanks to Triboomer for pointing the way to this remarkable man.
I found myself at the age of 38 the single full time working mother of 3 small children. I took up running because I figured I could get the biggest benefit in the least amount of time. Swearing never to run a marathon I found myself going out for a 4 - 6 mile run several times a week.
I ran my first marathon 6 years later. Five years after that I ran another and then the next year another. Then I got bit by the triathlon bug so now I split my time between running, swimming and cycling. This year I think I'll run another marathon. And next year - who knows?