Biggest Loser Marathon; An Inspiration
I watched with tears as the Daris, Koli, Michael, and Ashley from The Biggest Loser cross the finish line. Daris was an inspiration, despite the fact that his eating habits are still an issue for him, he finished 26.2 miles in just under a 4:03. I couldn’t believe it. This kid was incredible, and though he was verbally abused by Jillian Michaels for gaining weight during his training, I was impressed by his running form, he looked and acted like an athlete on last night’s show.
Koli was the person who caused my tears. Just watching him want to finish was enough to send me into a blubbering mess. He finished so dramatically; and the personal strides he made with his father in the show showed me this was a guy who overcame some huge emotional hurdles with his family.
Michael and Ashley also choked me up as they saw their siblings along the race. To see Ashley tear up when she saw her brother was emotional. All of them came so far literally and figuratively. This should tell you; if they can do it, so can we.
I am very impressed by the dedication of these people. They trained for five months not only running but by building their core. Of course, they were on “The Ranch” for five months under the supervision of professional trainers, but these are all people who had something to overcome, and the fact that these people finished a hilly marathon was a great accomplishment.
It got me thinking – in the fight against obesity, we can all carry out these goals. I’d like to hear your stories. Are your ready to run?