I found this post from Twitchy Woman worth sharing.
The thing that most impressed me was how hard Jimmy worked, in spite of having PD, to get to this point. He had a mission – to stop making excuses and take control of his life when things were not going well. As he reached each milestone, 5k, 10k, etc, he set new goals. He was not content with staying in one place. He had to keep working harder and harder, eventually becoming our American Ninja PD Warrior.
Read the whole thing. Check out the rest of the blog, too, for examples of how to be an engaged and EFFECTIVE advocate.