Thought for the Day

Thursday, January 28, 2010

What It's All About

I had a fantastic time at the Carlsbad Marathon this past weekend, and I want to write it up soon, but that's not happening today. Today my Mom called me and read me something out of the latest edition of Diabetes Forecast Magazine.
What's better than getting written up in Diabetes Forecast Magazine as I was a little over a year ago? When someone writes a letter like this to the editors:
Last year I sent in a letter inquiring about diabetic marathoners and how they trained for their success [Mail Call, March '09, p. 13]. Tracey Neithercott's article "Success!" [Dec. '08, p. 61] about runner Jerry Nairn and his training program was very inspiring, and the advice was worthwhile.

I wanted to follow up to let you know that I just completed my first sprint triathlon. What a thrill! It was hard swimming in a lake with 800 other competitors, then biking 10 miles, and running 3 miles, but I overcame the obstacles and accomplished my goal. I am hooked! I love my fitness level now and my blood sugar control. I am more aware of my body and I am taking care of it.

I truly appreciate the "Success!" article, as it led me to believe that I could dream.

Dena Linda, Houston
Yeah, that makes me pretty happy.

4 comments:

Igor said...

Very nice!!!
Must be a great feeling to know you had such an impact on someone's life. It would not be far off to say you probably helped add precious years of life for this person by providing her with some inspiration.

Anne said...

awesome Jerry. You are amazing!

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Jen said...

Like I've said before...you're an inspiration. :)