Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Le Tour de Life

Well I don’t think I’ll be following the ever-exciting Tour de France this year. We really rooted for Floyd’s incredible comeback last year and then felt so let down when the drugging allegations were revealed. Even if somehow Floyd Landis is proven “clean”, top-level cyclists are more and more machine and less and less human these days anyway. So instead of hooking up the cable to watch guys with negative percent body fat (who are pretty much monitored by computers 24 hours a day) zip around Europe, I’ll be watching the real deal over and over again for a true and severe dose of inspiration, self-sacrifice and, above all, love: the father and son team of Dick and Rick Hoyt.

Together, Team Hoyt has completed over 200 triathlons and close to 100 marathons. With over 6 million youtube views I suppose most people have seen this before, or perhaps have been fortunate to witness these event with their own eyes. But I don’t watch it nearly enough so I’m posting it here for my own personal ease of access whenever I need an extra boost to embrace all that is my family (and for when the flab starts to jiggle un-necessarily!). It doesn’t get much more inspirational than this…



Their story is here.

2 comments:

memet said...

Craig, the link to their story is not working. Video had me in tears though...

mesmith said...

thanks. not sure why not working but its here (more tears I'm afraid):
http://www.teamhoyt.com/history.html