3.11.2009

putting compassion into action

My husband Eddie has been competing in the TBF [total body fitness] duathlons this season [a duathlon is a 2 mile run, bike, followed by a 2 mile run]. After the 3 series race, he was named 2009 division champ for the 20-29 male age group [his first big win!].

He seems to be gaining progress in his training towards his ultimate goal in making it to the National Xterra triathlon in Utah. We'll see how he does in the first Xterra tri March 29th!


Eddie on the first part of his run*



Our good friend Mike joined in on the fun as well. We were waiting by this tiny little bump in the path and I'd yell at all the bikers to jump it. Some would laugh, some would ignore, and some would jump. Mike jumped. Riders should be more like that. Entertain me, please.





Ash cheering for Mike

Our other good friend, Michelle, ran in the trail run and placed third in her division! She's literally incredible aaand beautiful. Her big trail run is on the 28th & I guarantee she'll be fantastic. This girl inspires me to reach for the stars; don't know what I'd do without her.



To see more photos from the race, take a look at Eddie's blog.


In other related news:

Our inspirational friend/mentor, Jason Harper, started a non-profit org called Be Change [aka Extra Mile Run]. It was created to bring "awareness to the plight of health care for the children of Sacramento's inner-city campus of Oak Ridge Elementary School in the heart of Sacramento's roughest neighborhoods." Last year Jason ran 100 miles in 29 hours for these kids, and inspired us.

Eddie ran the California International Marathon this past December with a group of runners supporting De:terminence; his first time being fully involved in helping a cause. It sparked a fire in him to do more, and decided to pursue the next step. His goal: to raise funds and awareness for the children at Oak Ridge while competing in the Xterra triathlons. I'll be there on his journeys, documenting everything I can. You can also view his blog
here to see his progress [he'll be updating this weekend].




Put your compassion into action!


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*I have him trained to smile at the camera, this way, I can capture better photos, ha.

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