Yes, you probably are. But are your overweight friends and relatives?
In an effort to reduce the national debt (of which America’s $2.6 trillion health care expense plays a major role), LifeNuts, a community-based vitality program, offers a challenge to all Americans to come to Indianapolis on Saturday, November 2, 2013, to compete in the Monumental half-marathon and see if they are faster than Mike Fremont, a 91-year-old LifeNut who recently set the world record for his age in the half-marathon in April in Knoxville. Mike hopes to break his record of 3:03:56. And, running, or even walking, at a brisk pace of 15 minutes per mile, might be enough to beat him. Maybe. Visit the race website to learn more about this challenge: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/91-Year-Old-Issues-Monumental-Challenge.html?soid=1103606398319&aid=ta2S5yJWMng
C’mon, if a 91-year-old can run this 13.1 mile race, so can any normal individual. Joggers or runners will have no problem. But, the 70 percent of Americans who are overweight might feel intimidated by this distance. So, for those who want to discover how Mike does it, he’ll be writing a weekly blog about his daily training as well as a few other tips about his lifestyle. This will be posted each Monday on the blog page of www.lifenuts.org
Mike, who holds the marathon record for 90-year-olds, has been featured this year in RW and RT, and will be a featured speaker at the Indy marathon in November. Your challenge, Mr. or Ms. Runner, is to issue the LifeNuts Challenge to your friends and relatives. Pump them up. Get them motivated. The good news is that the course is flat and the temps should be cool. Tell them they can do it: they have five months to train for this. If we Americans lose weight and become healthy, we won’t pass on such a huge debt to our children and grandchildren.
Please, please pass this on to your overweight friends and relatives. This is their chance to lose weight and get fit. And, it will be a lot of fun! If they can’t make it to Indy, they can walk or run the 13.1 on November 2nd in their hometown. Help reverse obesity in American children!