“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”-John Bingham
This picture was taken in July, the summer before Trevor passed away. In September the month before Trevor’s death T and I started a weight loss competition. I mostly did this to motivate him. (Trevor gained a lot of weight in his last years on earth due to the anti-psychotic drugs he was prescribed.) And my weight had fluctuated from 71lbs (not healthy and not recommended) to 145lbs since my twenties, so I was looking to achieve a normal weight for once in my life. Anyway Trevor was winning the competition by a long shot at the time of his death. After he passed away I was determined to keep up my end of the deal. Trevor’s death gave me the courage I needed to start running and to pursue a life long dream. I have lost 18 pounds since Trevor passed away and feel better than ever. Since Trevor’s death I have ran five 5ks, two 10ks, and a 195 mile Ragnar relay.

This Saturday one year after Trevor’s death I will run a half marathon in memory of my little brother.

Thank you Trevor for helping me find the strength within myself to pursue something that I love.

“Running is 90% mental and 10% physical.”