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He’s a Running Source of Inspiration for Anyone

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Everyone has a bucket list, and for some people, “running a marathon” is on it. Looking for a source of inspiration?

If running a marathon sounds impossible later in life, Brent W. is living proof that it’s not. And even if you don’t want to run to the curb, let alone a long race, we can all be inspired by his doggedness and determination to stay healthy.

The retired teacher started running marathons in 1968. He recently completed one in Antigua and Barbuda – country No. 186. He’s run on every continent, including Antarctica, more than once.

“I run for the same reason birds fly and fish swim,” he said. “It’s what I do.”

Source of Inspiration

Neither age nor the pandemic has made him stop. Neither did earlier bouts with cancer, nor outrageous weather conditions or civil unrest.

Gratitude and faith keep him going.

“Some people are afraid to live their lives,” he said. “For me, just bring it.”

What’s on Your Bucket List?

What about you? What’s on your fitness bucket list? Another downhill ski trip? Climbing or hiking in the Rocky Mountains? Paddling in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area? Working out three times a week?

Maybe you’d like to participate in an upcoming “fun run” of a mile or so. That’s awesome! If you’re interested in running a marathon, 26.2 miles, check it out and talk to your doctor.  And as someone who has completed several marathons and ultra-marathons, ask me how I can help with strength training, cardio workouts and healthy eating tips as well as your running program.

Get started today and maybe you, too, will become a source of inspiration for older adults looking to live their best life.

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