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Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Run, Your Run, Terry Hitchcock's Run

My last run was 26.2 miles. It was 13 days ago. With my hip still on the mend, I am biking and ellipitcalling like it's my business. And until I can spend some quality time with Millie again, I have been getting my running fix from other runners. Yep, you guys. Through your blogs and from two great running books (more on that later). And now I want to give you the chance for a little inspiration from Terry Hitchcock's story in My Run.




After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day Forrest Gump, Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families.

He ran in spite of freezing rain and unbearable heat, in spite of chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 57-year-old body. He just kept running – each day, every day – strengthening an unbreakable bond between father and son – not stopping until he broke the finish line tape in Atlanta.

MY RUN is more than a film about a guy running multiple marathons; it’s a film about the daily marathons we all run in life.

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I have two copies of My Run: The Terry Hitchcock Story to give away. To enter to win a copy, leave a comment letting me know you follow my blog and also tell me about your last run or what inspires you to stay active.

Winners will be announced next Thursday, October 20.

26 comments:

  1. I follow you! I wish I could tell you about my last run but it's been weeks as I am currently injured. I stay active because of the way I feel after a good workout. I also enjoy the confidence I have from knowing my body is strong!

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  2. i follow you! my last run was on the TM...we were kinda in a fight so lets go with what inspires me to stay active instead ;) i like the time to myself, to relax, to destress, the time with friends, feeling good, feeling confident and staying healthy!

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  3. I follow you! My last run was Sunday when I ran a 5K (the day after running a 15K). Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  4. I follow you! My last run was over a month ago, but I'm trying to find other be ways to be active until I'm allowed to run again. I am inspired to stay active because it's good for my pregnancy.

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  5. I follow you already. My last run was a short 3 miler - next up, my second marathon.

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  6. I'm a follower! My last run was with a girlfriend - 4 miles on the waterfront. The miles just flew by as we caught up. LOVELY!

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  7. I am a follower:) Staying active masks a negative lifestyle of my past.

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  8. I have wanted to check this out! I follow your blog, and my last run was 3.4 miles with my Luna Chix girls...the last run I will have before my very first marathon on Sunday! The fact that I have been blessed with the ability to be active, is one of the major inspirations to stay active...

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  9. I've been following your blog for some time. My last run was an awesome interval workout. It was made better by the fact that it was my first interval workout in more than a month.

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  10. I follow your blog, and I run so that I can be better than who I am and become the person I've always dreamt I could be. Cheesy, but true!

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  11. I follow you!

    My last run was yesterday (run/walk actually), it seemed to go okay, I had some soreness. Gradually working back from injury though...

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  12. I am a follower! I ran 8.5 miles outside this morning. It was great because it was dark and I couldn't see my garmin so I just ran by feel. :)

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  13. i follow your blog. my last run was wed. i did speedwork, 4 x 800....my last one was my fastest

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  14. My last run was a fairly short 3 mile run at the beginning of the week with my dog. We're training for a doggy dash and my mom tagged along to practice riding my commuter bike. Hope you get better soon!

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  15. I follow your blog too...As for inspiration
    I think it is all about the medals...I have all of them from all my races on a board in my office. Can one ever have enough? If I sign up for a race that's motivation to keep running.

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  16. I just started reading you blog and I love it! You are inspiring. My last run was a 3 mile run, in which I had my best time ever, I was so excited. I'm training for my second half marathon, I have 3 in 3 months. Thanks for a great read at the end of the day :) Tammy

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  17. Wow. That is amazing. I'm sort of at a loss for words!

    I'm a follower. My last run was awhile ago. A knee injury made me transition to biking. So my last workout was a Spin class that I taught. What keeps me motivated are the people who come to my class. It is their energy and encouraging words that keep me motivated as an instructor.

    xo
    Sarah
    Get Up & Go

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  18. I such a fan of all things running, i can't figure out how i haven't seen it! Too busy running? :)

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  19. I follow you! And my last run was over two weeks ago - I too have a dodgy hip (torn hip flexors) and have been on the exercise bike and swimming. Bummer, because I was enjoying my running.

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  20. I follow you :)

    My last run was 6 miles and it was more of a recovery from Chicago marathon/ prep for training for Miami marathon soon type of run.

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  21. Already follower but as I live far I leave the chance to win to another blogger.
    Indeed an interesting story (and book) that I didn't know.

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  22. I an a follower. My last run was
    15K on saturday. I am trainning for my first 1/2 in Las vegas in december:)

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  23. I'm a follower. My last run was 10 miles. I run to be a better me!

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  24. I follow your blog and I'd love to win!

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  25. I follow your blog!
    I'm motivated to keep running by reading blogs of other runners, and by reminding myself of how unhealthy I used to be.

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  26. I follow you..maybe that is obvious....but why I run is not. I am not the fastest or the slowest, and I am definitely not the prettiest style of runner but I am passionate about taking on every run. Whether it is training or a race, it is about giving it my all and completing it. I do this because of a car accident two years ago where I broke my femur and was unsure if I would live, much less walk normally again. I run because I can, because I have the desire to use these legs every day that I can in any way that is forward moving and bringing positivity into the world...if it is from my story of overcoming the injury, or bringing a smile to a strangers face with the "all things are possible" mentality, I believe my gift from my accident is the gift of desire, and my desire is to run as long as I can!

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