Hanks Big Adventure Part 3

If you’ve been reading this blog you might already know about my good friend Hank Morse. Hank is a Boston radio personality who has lost 123 since he began training at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning about 16 months ago. Hank just finished walking the Kona Half Marathon in Hawaii to benefit the American Stroke Association. Hank has become our biggest supporter a walking advertisement for what we can do for “real” people. His recent blog post is below.

7/6/09 Blog

I just got back from Hawaii and one sweet trip. I walked the Kona Half Marathon on the Big Island of Hawaii on June 28 and completed one of my biggest goals yet since my big weight loss adventure began.

Just as a refresher, I’ve lost 123 pounds, from 375-252, since I began working out at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Winchester in May of last year. If you ever decide you’d like to improve your health and with it, your overall quality of life, Mike Boyle is THE guru of strength and conditioning. www.bodybyboyle.com. He is a life changer. The pro athletes train with Mike, but your average person can, too. The  nice thing………they get the same attention as the pros. Everyone is the most important person when they work out with Mike and his staff.

So……I walked a half marathon in three hours, 34 minutes, walking in honor of my mother-in-law, Janet Greenway Evans, who died from a series of strokes almost 23 years ago. I never knew her, but my wife and family struggle everyday without her.

I’ve been paying attention to my health for 14 months and with guidance, encouragement and some dedication to improving my well being, I’ve gone from struggling to walk 100 yards to completing 13.1 miles. Mike said I’d be stunned at what I could do if I committed to his program and he was 100 percent right. I can’t even explain the joy I’ve experience since losing the weight and “getting back into the game”.

Top 10 things from my trip to Hawaii

10. Didn’t need a seatbelt extender on the plane.

 9. My waist didn’t spill over the arm rest onto the passenger next to me.

 8. Went to the pool in a bathing suit and no shirt.

 7. My size 40 shorts are getting loose.

 6. Went snorkeling with turtles and brilliantly colored fish.

 5. Didn’t feel out of place amongst a group of fit people.

 4. Walked 13.1 miles.

 3. Actually starting thinking about possibly running the 13.1 miles next year

 2. Completed a goal and saw it through, start to finish.

 1. Raised about $10,000 for the American Stroke Association.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to my effort. Each and every one of you made a difference in someone’s life.

4 Responses to “Hanks Big Adventure Part 3”

  1. Matt Smith Says:

    Hank, that is awesome, well done buddy. I love John Wooden’s quote: Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. Keep up the great work

  2. Very inspirational Hank. It is amazing what you can accomplish when you put your heart and soul into something. Effort and attitude are two things we can control but all to often we forget to control the controllables. I look forward to hearing that you ran the 13.1 next year.

  3. Jack….thanks for reading the blog. I’d almost lost hope that I could lose the weight. 375 is a big number. Mike Boyle and his staff showed me how to win at the losing game and enjoy it. Life gets better at Boyle’s!!!

  4. Coach Boyle.

    You are top class all the way, so it is no wonder when great people do phenomenal things when they are under your guidance.

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