Saturday, April 11, 2009

TAYLOR SWIFT IN THE WATER

Little loose ends from my Fools 50K ultra marathon finish on April 5. According to my Garmin, I burned 4455 calories..and we climbed nearly 11,000 feet of elevation all told during the course of going up and down hills and across ledges and up and down steep steps. Good fun!!. I averaged just over 13 minutes per mile to post the 7 hour, 1 minute time. Don't think I am insane, but I am toying with the idea of entering a 50 miler. Have recovered pretty well. Ran on Thursday for a short bit and will resume running this weekend. Want you to meet a young lady, whom I did a story on for Fox 8. Taylor Hetrick from Chardon High School. She is a sophmore. With apologies to the talented singer Taylor Swift..my young friend is the real Taylor Swift. I actually first saw her as she ran with someone during a triathlon. At the time, I did not know she was a nationally ranked swimmer. She is 16. A very personable kid. Popular and driven for success. She holds 3 American records and is gunning for a spot at competing in London in 2012. I am really glad I had the chance to meet her and of course, then have the chance to introduce her to you.

I have the link to the website HERE. When you get to the Fox8 home page, go to the video section. Look for the story.....Blind Swimmer Breaks Barriers. Thats right, Taylor is blind. Check it out. The story is less than 2 minutes and I know you'll come away with a great respect for her and will be inspired. Hey, life with inspiration is life well lived.

Take care!! Life's a Blast

7 comments:

Wshop said...

Good Post.



Rocker

Trishie said...

Wow, what an inspiration is Taylor. Amazing girl and I hope to see her in London 2012 !

And of course I think you're insane, but that's why I like you so much !! What about the JFK 50??

IronBob (swimming upstream at IMAZ 08) said...

Go for the 50 miler. I know lots of people that do 50 and 100s at our age as first timers and love it. (I'm sticking to IMs)

Shannon said...

Awesome Post!

I love stories like this and am always inspired to push harder in my own training.

Rainmaker said...

Just watched it. Very good segment, thanks for sharing that one!

Brian said...

that's awesome. hope she makes it to the olympics. that would make a great story.

the 50 miler a trail or road race? roads would be really tough on the body. u have the itch now. how long till you're contemplating a 100 miler?

Wes said...

Excellent...