Confessions of a Type-A-thelete

Musings from a runner, triathlete, yogi and type A personality....

mattstriathlon:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/team-hoyt-run-boston-marathon/t/story?id=23288967

Team Hoyt has become a fixture on the Boston Marathon course, but after running it more than 30 times, the father-and-son team has decided it’s time to say goodbye.

Dick Hoyt pushed his son, Rick, who has cerebral palsy, in a wheelchair for their first race in 1977. It was a five-miler, but soon the duo went on to compete in 1,100 athletic events, including more than 30 Boston Marathons. But now that Dick Hoyt is 74 and Rick is 52, they believe it’s time to slow down.

For Dick Hoyt, the best part has been watching people first accept Rick and then embrace him.

“When Rick was born, they said, ‘Forget him. Put him away. Put him in an institution. He’s going to be nothing but a vegetable for the rest of his life,’” Dick Hoyt told ABC News. “And here he is. He’s 52 years old and we haven’t figured out what kind of vegetable he is yet.”

Such an inspiring story

mattstriathlon:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/team-hoyt-run-boston-marathon/t/story?id=23288967

Team Hoyt has become a fixture on the Boston Marathon course, but after running it more than 30 times, the father-and-son team has decided it’s time to say goodbye.

Dick Hoyt pushed his son, Rick, who has cerebral palsy, in a wheelchair for their first race in 1977. It was a five-miler, but soon the duo went on to compete in 1,100 athletic events, including more than 30 Boston Marathons. But now that Dick Hoyt is 74 and Rick is 52, they believe it’s time to slow down.

For Dick Hoyt, the best part has been watching people first accept Rick and then embrace him.

“When Rick was born, they said, ‘Forget him. Put him away. Put him in an institution. He’s going to be nothing but a vegetable for the rest of his life,’” Dick Hoyt told ABC News. “And here he is. He’s 52 years old and we haven’t figured out what kind of vegetable he is yet.”

Such an inspiring story

instagram:

Undaunted, Runners and Spectators Gather for the 2014 Boston Marathon

For more photos and videos from the 2014 Boston Marathon, browse the #bostonmarathon and #bostonstrong hashtags, explore the Boston Marathon Finish Line location page and follow @bostonmarathon on Instagram.

More than 35,000 runners and nearly half a million spectators turned out for the 118th annual Boston Marathon today. Despite last year’s bombings at the finish line, top athletes from 91 countries convened in Boston again this year. Family, friends and well-wishers—undeterred by last year’s tragedy—lined the 26.2 mile route from Hopkinton to Boston to cheer and document the event.

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, with a time of 2:18:57, took first in the women’s category. With a time of 2:08:37, Meb Keflezighi took first place among men, the first American to do so since 1983.

So excited to have been there

(via swimbikerunsmile)

Sooo cute!

Men, Shalane and Ryan getting it done Boston style. Mile 9

One day I’ll make it to this finish line. But tomorrow I am happy to cheer others on. Tomorrow I cheer my aunt as she runs Boston. Cheering plan in place. Signs made. Outfits picked out. And most importantly snacks packed.
Things I’m loving about a no ironman year…winery post bike ride. Always have to take a picture when manage to clean up.
Rolling dinner on champions tonight. Late night at the office = 9 pm spin and dinner in the form of a bonk breaker…mmm fig
triathlonaftersurgery:

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
Woodrow Wilson

triathlonaftersurgery:

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
Woodrow Wilson

Back at it. Great ride with a wonderful friend. I forgot how much I love riding outside.