Thursday, August 18, 2005

This guy is totally inspiring

In February 2004 (18 months ago), Stephen Johnson, 50, was overweight with a cholesterol level of 270 and blood pressure reading of 150 plus over 100 plus. The treadmill bored him, but when he was persuaded to try training for a 5K, he lost 40 pounds in the first month.

He recently competed in the Pennsylvania State Senior Games, where he won the 1,500-meter race with a time of five minutes, six seconds.

Full article here.


Rae said...

He kind of makes me feel like an underachiever......

Congrats on the engagement! I can't wait to hear all about the wedding plans!!

Scott in Washington said...

I guess he found something he liked doing more than eating.

I don't mean that to sound like a put-down. Its not. I mean to point out that you never know what its going to take to make someone rise up and fight. I'm glad he found his fight.