Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Success stories: A casting call

I'd like to try a little experiment and occasionally run stories about people whose accomplishments can inspire us.

I plan to kick off this experiment Thursday with a profile of Diana Lajoie, a Massachusetts resident who somewhat hesitantly entered her first triathlon in 2004 and has been swimming, biking and running her way to personal achievement ever since. Last month she finished an Ironman in Lake Placid, N.Y., in just over 12 hours, a personal best.

I hope you'll enjoy Diana's story and help provide me with material for other such stories. I'd love to hear from you if you or someone you know has an inspiring story and would like to share it with me.

The accomplishments don't necessarily have to be of the athletic variety. They could be about weight loss, or finding happiness, or overcoming a physical problem. Just something that reminds us that ordinary people are capable of some pretty extraordinary things when they tap the power within.

You can e-mail me with story suggestions at rhodetofitness.gmail.com

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