Receiving a second interview for your dream job. Seeing the ground start to crack where you planted those vegetable seeds a couple weeks ago. Being able to add five pounds to the squat rack. Having your kid respond with, “Fine,” instead of an emphatic, “No! And you can’t make me.” … We can all relate to having a glimmer of hope in some area of our lives.
One glimmer came to me last Thursday in the pool. First let me tell you about Tuesday; I was doing many of the same swim drills that have been my pool life for three weeks, and I could only manage to get mouthfuls of water when it was time to breathe. Despite my best efforts, and to the concern of my swim coach, I was swimming about three inches too low. I was close enough to see the surface, but too far to survive! My thoughts snowballed, “I’m gonna drown. I will never make it 1.2 miles!”
Then came Thursday. With a renewed drive and corrected body alignment, I gave it another try. Not only was I swimming at the correct depth, but something clicked to where I was feeling smooth and fast! It was a reason to celebrate…or to at least keep training. It was the glimmer of hope I so desperately needed.
Many kids around the world only need a glimmer of hope to keep going. Instead of trying to catch their breath in a pool, they are desperately trying to find a meal in the garbage dump or on the street. I took this picture on my last trip to Honduras. It captures just that struggle:
I hope you will join me in my goal to really make a tangible impact in people’s lives from the United States to Honduras to Iraq. This is about far more than completing an athletic competition. It’s about giving food to those in need, so they don’t have to dig through a garbage dump.
Be that glimmer of hope today! Simply click the button below and choose “#TRI2FEED Ironman Triathlon.”
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