Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. -Louis E. Boone
What’s up goal crushers! While reading this quote I thought about my childhood. One particular conversation with my best friend’s grandfather Hayes. I was leaving to go to Tennessee for college. I remember telling Hayes that I was afraid of what may come, when I leave Detroit. This was my first time out of the city and I didn’t know anyone in Tennessee. Hayes told me, “Marty never let your fear stop you from progressing… Look around you at the people on this block… All of these dreams deferred… A lot of them are should of, could of, and would ofs. Don’t like be them Marty! You’re bigger than that…”
Hayes was right I am bigger than that… What a life lesson to learn? As I progress through this journey, I pride myself on my fearlessness. Trying new things and living through different experiences keep me going.
My next event is no different… I’m going to run a vertical marathon on February 8, 2014. I will be participating in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb. The reasons that I decided to do the Fight for Air Climb: Was to challenge myself to keep things new and spicy. I think climbing 400 – 500 stairs sounds Mucho Caliente! Also looking at the stats of lung cancer/disease is alarming… Why not use my voice to help the cause in any way, form, shape or fashion?
Here are some stats on lung disease:
- Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer in America. One in five people diagnosed this year have never smoked a day in their life.
- Lung cancer overtook breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States in 1987 and now claims the lives of more women each year than breast, ovarian and cervical cancers combined,
- 159,480 people will die from lung cancer this year, that’s 433 people per day.
Now I need your help please donate to help me reach my goal of $250. No donations too small and everything is tax-deductible. If you are in the New Haven area I challenge you to join me on the climb. I guarantee that it will be tons of fun.
Until next time I’m 300 Pounds and Running.
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