In my last post, I asked you “have you quit yet?”. I want you to think about that question as you meet Newton Baker.
Meet Newton Baker, a retired school teacher from Montpelier,VT. On January 16th, the day the #RaceAcrossUSA kicked off in California Newton celebrated his 73rd birthday. He’s one of the core team members that share a common goal- to run 3,080 miles in 140 days. In his own words, he’s running “because some type of consciousness needs to be raised about the childhood obesity and inactivity epidemic in the US”. If Newton can make this journey he’ll be the 2nd oldest person on record to run from coast to coast. You can learn more about Newton in this video and meet the core team here: http://raceacrossusa.org/core-team/
What I love about the #RACEACROSSUSA initiative is the mix of science and applied public-outreach work that the runners are calling attention to. As one of the core team members Bryce Carlson, stated in an interview with NPR– “We’re all capable of becoming a little stronger, or more resilient, than we are.”
My advice on quitting-
As you look at what these runners are doing each and every day of the next 120+ days or so that remain on their journey, tell yourself, it is not time to quit yet. If they can run what turns out to be a marathon a day for each leg of this Race Across USA, you can indeed dig a little deeper too and find time to keep your sneakers near your bed to take a run or jog each day over the next 100 days to get your own Body in Balance.
[Personal Sidebar] I share a common mission with this core team on #raceacrossusa to raise awareness for childhood obesity and our nation’s growing nutrition debt. A portion of all proceeds from my book go to my Bright Minds Kids Education Campaign.
“Growing up, everyone would always say how lucky I was, but at the time I was not sure what they meant. I was just doing what I always loved; skating and playing ice hockey. Everything seemed to go my way, from winning virtually every raffle I entered to scoring the game-winning goal whenever my team needed it. As I got a little older, I could feel these things before they happened, as if I knew that I was going to catch the corner of the net to get the puck past the goalie as time expired. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. Becoming an Olympian was something I thought about as far back as I could remember. By the time I was twelve, I was well on my way to living my dream. Then, on August 9, 2008 I suffered a stroke during a hockey game. No one suspected that such a thing could happen to a twelve-year old, but as the reality of pediatric stroke turned my dream into a nightmare, the journey back to skating and playing hockey again showed me just how much I could accomplish with the love and support of my family and people all around me who cared. And I came to realize that I truly was the luckiest girl in the world.”- Jamie Coyle
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The new stroke findings published online October 24 in 2 papers in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Health report a disturbing rise in stroke rate in young adults . The report warns if these trends continue, stroke deaths, survivors, and disability and illness will more than double by 2030 (to 12 million, 70 million, and 200 million, respectively).
Here’s more press headlines from several worldwide outlets that have picked up on this grim stroke news.
The global burden of stroke is climbing steeply and could more than double by 2030, the latest data suggest. Authors of a report published today in The Lancet …read more….Stroke burden set to double by 2030
Ever younger people are suffering strokes, according to two new studies that warned death, disability and illness from strokes could double by 2030, partly due …read more…Stroke affecting younger people: studies
The conference is supported by the World Stroke Organization and World … It will cover the acute stroke presentation, complications and interventions…read more….Experts discuss key stroke issues
A major 20-year study into stroke, a condition traditionally associated with old age, has found that it is increasingly affecting young and middle aged people...read more…Rise in younger people suffering strokes