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Then came that one small step.
Forty-five years ago yesterday, 500 million people around the world witnessed American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins as they embarked on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon's surface, delivering those iconic words: "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
This is great motivation for Monday. "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars." Shoot for the moon UCANers. Shoot for the moon. #UCAN #readysetUCAN #webelieveinU #mondaymotivation #NeilArmstrong #onesmallstep
- 3 days ago via site
Hey everyone!! Exciting news! Team #UCAN athlete Thad Beaty (@Musicthatmoves1), guitarist for the band Sugarland, and IRONMAN athlete, will be on ABC's Extreme Weight Loss (@ExtWeightLoss) tonight!! Tune in tonight at 8/7c on ABC to watch Thad and his mentee take on the Ironman challenge in the hopes of changing lives and making dreams come true!
Thad was fortunate to spend 2013 as the spokesperson for IRONMAN’S Kona Inspired program, working with athletes facing tremendous obstacles even before they got to Kona’s starting line. Now he’s taking his recently acquired USAT coaching certification from the big stage to the small screen, having acted as a coach and mentor to a participant on ABC’s Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition, helping to guide a novice through the New Zealand 70.3. 29-year-old Brandi, former beauty queen and freelance makeup artist will become EWL's and @RealChrisPowell first client to compete in a Half Ironman, a brutal challenge that will force her to swim, bike and run a combined 70.3 miles in under eight hours.
Thad knows something about this change in trajectory. After spending years on the road backing up pop-country juggernaut Sugarland and sharing the stage with the likes of Beyonce’, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna, Beaty’s lifestyle of late nights, access to round-the-clock catering, and constant travel resulted in his health spiraling out of control. He set a goal to race an IRONMAN and subsequently lost over 70 pounds in an 18-month period, making him an ideal fit to work with people such as those on Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition who, like him, were also looking to make radical life changes.
Thad’s personal experience gave him the confidence to work with the ABC show, saying “We had 7 months to take someone who could barely swim and hadn’t ridden a bike in 20 years from the couch to a 70.3. It was crazy but I believed we were up for the challenge.”
We are honored to have Thad on our team and super proud of him for not only transforming his own life, but helping others transform their life as well. Tune in!! You won't want to miss it!! #UCAN INSPIRE GREATNESS #UCAN CHANGE LIVES FOR THE BETTER #teamUCAN
- 9 days ago via site
Sometimes on a Wednesday, you just need to say thank you. This year has been a good year for our runners. You inspire us daily - to put in the miles, never give up and always head for the finish line. Thank you for being our running partner. U INSPIRE GREATNESS. #UCAN #readysetUCAN #UCAN RUN STRONG #cheerstomorefinishlines
- 15 days ago via site
We hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July, celebrating our nation's birthday with amazing fireworks. This weekend get out there and ignite your own fireworks from within. Your body is capable of so many great things, help it come alive!!! #UCAN LIGHT THE SPARK WITHIN #webelieveinU #readysetUCAN #fireworks
- 19 days ago via site
Happy Birthday America!! Today we celebrate our freedom and all the people who have made this freedom possible. The freedom to run. The freedom to be a participant. The freedom to get to the finish lines. The freedom to have a voice. The freedom to change lives for the better. The freedom to celebrate. The freedom to shout from the rooftops that life is a beautiful and grand. The freedom to challenge our bodies and minds, so that we can live life, full of life. From our family to yours, have a safe, happy and healthy 4th of July. #UCAN CELEBRATE YOUR INDEPENDENCE #redwhiteandblue #4thofJuly
- 20 days ago via site
We are in Atlanta. We are here to run. To help others run. For runners. Embraced by runners. To inspire runners. Inspired by runners. To love the run. To help people love the run. To finish strong. To help others finish strong. AJC Peachtree Road Race - come see us. We will be at the expo all day tomorrow. Let's talk about why we LOVE running. Even on the days we question it, yet at the end of the day, can't live without it. #UCAN LOVE THE RUN #peachtreeroadrace #everythingiscomingupUCAN @ajcprr
- 21 days ago via site
Things just got a lot hotter in 'Hotlanta'!! We're here! (@ajcprr) And, we're ready to talk about team #UCAN athlete/runner @runmeb, running and nutrition with you. Learn about the nutrition that keeps Meb fit and helped him get across the finish line first in Boston. We will be at the Peachtree Road Race Expo today and tomorrow. Today until 8 pm and tomorrow from 10-7pm. We will also have team #UCAN athlete, the legendary Donna Decker, in the booth with us. Donna went to the top of the world, Mt. Everest, in 2012 and she would love to tell you about her journey. (The Expo will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall A2, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta, 30313) AJC Peachtree Road Race - What are you waiting for? #UCAN PEACHTREE! #UCAN RUN STRONG #UCAN FINISH STRONG #everythingiscomingupUCAN
- 22 days ago via site
Something to remember this Monday - YOU ARE AN ADVENTURE STORY!!! It is up to you to decide what kind of adventure. We hope it is a fantastically brilliant one, full of life. Tell us about your adventure story. Inspire us. #UCAN LIVE FOR THE ADVENTURE #liveforthejourney #readysetUCAN
- 23 days ago via site
Calling all you Pacific Northwesterners, Seattleites, and people visiting the Emerald City this weekend for some running and a little rock-n-roll, come see us! We will be at booth #529 until 7 pm tonight for the Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. (the expo is being held at the CenturyLink Field Event Center) Let's rock out and talk nutrition and team #UCAN athlete Meb Keflezighi! (@runmeb) #bethere #bestboothintown #UCAN ROCK-N-ROLL @RunRocknRoll
- 34 days ago via site
Sometimes you just need to change it up. Mix it up. Be bold. Be creative. Think outside of the box. And, then think to yourself, "how bad do I want it?" That's when the magic shows up. A little midweek push in the right direction :: If you do tomorrow what you did today, you will get tomorrow what you got today. If you want our two cents, we think #UCAN BE ABSOLUTELY FANTASTICALLY AWESOMELY BRILLIANT -Just believe in the power of U. You are a rockstar. #UCAN #readysetUCAN
- 35 days ago via site
Kind of works the same way with life. They say you get out of life what you put into it, so be strong. Be confident. Be in control. You've got this. Don't be a warm up. Be an all out intense workout. The kind that makes you want to stand up and shout, "I'M KING/QUEEN OF THE WORLD." #webelieveinU #whatbetterdaytostartgreatness #UCAN BE STRONG
- 47 days ago via site
Happy National Running Day! Someone once asked us why we run. There were so many reasons. But, our #1 reason is simple...because we can. It reminds us of the quote, "When I get tired I remember those who can’t run and what they’d give to have the simple gift I take for granted." When we run, we run for them. We run for Boston. We run to be our own hero and pat ourselves on the back. We run to inspire others. We run to be like Meb. We run to keep our body healthy. We run so we can hang out with our friends and family. We run to lose weight. We run to maintain weight. We run for medals. We run for finish lines. We run for peace of mind. We run for glory. No matter what you run for today or any day, make sure you run with purpose...because we think everyone deserves a standing ovation just for getting out there and making your body come alive. Tell us why you run and let's celebrate together! #UCAN RUN STRONG #UCAN RUN FOR HEALTH #UCAN JUST RUN #runbabyrun #nationalrunningday
- 49 days ago via site