Sunday, March 31, 2013

Justin's Reason To Race

Why do you do what you do? When you examine your heart, do you love what you do? For a few years, I have heard and read about writer and TV producer, Justin Sternberg. I have learned about his award winning career for the pieces he has written and produced for the ABC affiliate in Houston. I have also learned about how he watched the coverage of the Ironman World Championships in Kona on NBC. He was inspired by the story of a retired educater who was born blind and had begun competing in 5Ks to Ironman triathlons later in life. It was this retiree's life and story which inspired Justin to seek out more information about guiding blind athletes in events. At around that time, Matt Miller, founder of the C Different Foundation, was living in Sugar land, TX. Justin was able to research the CDF organization then get involved as a volunteer. About ten days prior to a race, Justin was called by the very man whom he saw on the NBC coverage asking if Justin could be his guide for the Ironman Triathlon. Justin said yes and to him, he had come full circle in experiencing the event of a lifetime by guiding the man who inspired him to want to guide in the first place. Earlier this month, I finally met Justin when he guided me in the C Different Triathlon. For the last seven years or so, Justin has raced. He has also been guiding for the last several years. He wishes to help others experience the life changing event of guiding a person through a race. Justin has done 5Ks all the way to Ironman races in the attempt to push his body and mind to the limit. He does this through volunteering for C Different. This year, Justin has guided and will guide more. He is also racing on his own as a fundraiser for charity. He is collecting donations as he runs marathons, Half Ironman, and full Ironman. If you wish to read more about Justin's effort and reason why he races, please visit his page at the following link. Please support Justin and his very worthy cause.

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