My journey to fulfillment is about achieving a SANA in my life – a healthy body, mind, and spirit. We find these three elements of my purpose driven life represented in symbiosis in my logo.
Although I have been healthy my entire life, my journey consciously began in 2003 when I was uncomfortable with my weight and started exercising more regularly – with a purpose.
In the summer of 2005, I decided I would complete a marathon before my fourtieth birthday and this is where my training became focussed on running. Today, I have completed several marathons and even ran the prestigious Boston marathon in 2009. I have lost more than 30 pounds and have reached my target weight. I feel good and have never been in better physical shape in my entire life. Running is my passion and I will continue to run because it has become my source of inspiration and energy.
So that is the BODY part – What about the MIND? My journey is also one of education and awareness. I am learning how to train properly to achieve performance and avoid injury. I am learning about nutrition and the effects of foods on my training. I am also learning about the causes I support in my running. I also have great satisfaction in helping others on their journey by educating and coaching them but also simply by introducing them to a healthy active lifestyle.
And for the SPIRIT, I am running for a reason. I support causes when I run. I feel a social responsibility to improve this world we live in. My fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (http://www.bit.ly/PatrickTNT) motivates me to keep training and to reach new levels, I have a sense of accomplishment knowing that the funds I have raised are improving the lives of those who are battling blood cancers and also helping the brightest researchers in their quest to find a cure.
My SANA is a journey – not a destination. The logo evokes a forward movement that represents this well. Pursuing my passions and maintaining a harmonious balance of these elements help me to have a sense of fulfillment in my life. I hope you enjoy sharing this journey with me and I look forward to hearing stories about your own SANA journey.
Living with Purpose. Live Fulfilled.