“Yes You Can!”

Wishing the Hoyt family Godspeed on this “Foundations Friday 10: Yes You Can!” as Dick Hoyt passed away this week.

Dick Hoyt and his son Rick Hoyt
Dick Hoyt and his son Rick Hoyt

In the 1970’s Dick Hoyt began pushing, pulling, carrying and swimming with his son Rick Hoyt who had cerebral palsy, but as he told his father Dick, “Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.”. So began Dick Hoyt’s amazing feets of endurance, perseverance and love. Below is a summary from Team Hoyt.com of the races Dick and Rick completed together.

Team Hoyt’s Amazing Feats:

  • 257 Triathlons (6 Ironman Distances, 7 Half Ironman)
  • 22 Duathlons
  • 72 Marathons (32 Boston Marathons)
  • 8 18.6 Milers
  • 97 Half Marathons
  • 1 20K
  • 37 10 Milers
  • 37 Falmouth 7.1 Milers (1 Falmouth in the Fall)
  • 8 15K’s
  • 219 10K’s
  • 162 5 Milers
  • 4 8K’s
  • 18 4 Milers
  • 176 5K’s
  • 8 20 Milers
  • 2 11K’s
  • 1 7K
  • 1 20 mile bike for Best Buddies
  • 1130 Total Events (as of March 22, 2016)

Wow! If these feats don’t inspire us to all take a step back during tough times and repeat to ourselves, “Yes you can!”, I don’t know what will. Below are my thoughts in audio format.

LISTEN HERE – Foundations Friday 10: Yes You Can!

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Stay safe, wash your hands and Godspeed,


Kevin Pannell, PMP | Creator & Host, ‘People, Process, Progress’ | Connect and subscribe at https://linktr.ee/peopleprocessprogress

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