Back again folks..... I have to tell you about an inspirational man I had the chance to do a story on.
Imagine these factors.
He's half the man he used to be.
He is twice the age of those he comes in contact with.
He has a spiritual connection.
He competes collegiately.
His name is Terence Haynes and he is a wrestler for Baldwin Wallace College in suburban Cleveland. He is a heavyweight, but as of about 13 -14 months ago....he was....a super-duper-extra-triple-duper heavyweight. Terence weighed 470 pounds.
Show of hands please. How many think thats too much???? Thanks. You can put your hands down.
Terence lost 235 pounds and since he was making changes, he decided to go even further. He enrolled in college... at age 45. Yes, he graduated from high school in 1981. The kids he sees on campus were not even born when he was getting his high school diploma.
Since he was losing weight and getting in shape, he tried out for the college wrestling team. He is their heavyweight and has one victory.
Terence works with troubled youths at Parmadale and is an ordained minister. He is always smiling and inspiring.
I did a piece on him and its posted on our website. www.fox8.com/sports once you get to the site.. search 45 year-old wrestler in the videos section on the right.. When I consider slacking off on my training or eating habits, I think of Terence... Ohh yea, look for a long story to be done on Terence this spring on ESPN E-60 show. That way he can inspire people all over the country.. BW folks wrote a great story on him too. THE LINK
Training has been going well. I sent in my application and will race in the Fools 50K on April 5th. Looking forward to that.
Thanks for the feedback on my gym ideas. I have more and will drop them in from time to time.
Life's a Blast!!!!