Children's Home of Cromwell Connecticut, Inc. wrote -
During 2008 Jim’s doctor said that he needed to exercise in order to lose weight, reduce stress, and lower his blood sugar. He was pre-diabetic and sluggish. Jim resisted and could not be bothered; always having an excuse of being too busy. During the winter of 2009, Jim and his son, Evan, went for a walk on the Cromwell High School track. Jim was wondering if he could run one lap. Huffing and puffing the entire way, he completed it. Never looking back, he made a life-saving decision to live healthy and strong. Jim has lost 65 pounds, his blood sugar is under control and is an accomplished marathoner, running several marathons, including Boston.
Jim regularly runs around Cromwell and frequently runs past The Children’s Home. He knows the importance of the work they do and is a firm believer that we need to support our children mentally and physically because they are our future; healthy minds and healthy bodies lead to healthy souls.
Jim turns 50 in October 2011. In celebration of the milestone, he has decided to take on the personal challenge of running 50 miles on his 50th birthday, but he does not want to do this alone. His goal is to complete the 50 miles, raise funds for The Children’s Home, and promote healthy lifestyles, especially among children. Please join Jim in pursuit of healthier living and support The Children’s Home in Cromwell, at the same time.
Jim and his lovely and supportive wife, Jennifer, and son, Evan live in Cromwell, CT.
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