Today I have the opportunity to talk about another Goal Getter Gurl: Linda Ambard.
I was made aware of Linda and her goal-chasing ways via my sister's friend on Facebook. She was asking that people go and support Linda who was running the Minneapolis Marathon this past weekend. Let it be known, Linda isn't out just to run A marathon. Linda has the goal of running a marathon in EVERY state!
|Linda at mile 10.|
|Mile 13 - giving us love!|
|Carissa coloring away!|
Mary joined me for some cheering too! It was great to have company to help cheer away!
|Linda, you the woman!|
|Mary and I biked the route of the marathon and stopped about ever 3 miles to cheer!|
|Crossed the finish!|
Linda and I exchanged a few messages and Linda also expressed something to me about her running; she's not only chasing her goals, but she is also utilizing her running as a healing process.
I think that behind every AMAZING man or woman, is another AMAZING man or woman, and this certainly is the case for Linda. Recently, Linda lost her husband, Maj. Philip Ambard, while he was serving in Afghanistan. I ran across a newspaper article about Linda's husband and as I read, I was made aware that he certainly was nothing short of amazing. I couldn't help but think how much of an honor it would have been to have met him. He appears to have been a man who was filled with life and did not take a day for granted. Maj. Ambard certainly was a Goal Getter! He had accomplished so much in his life and as the article indicates, his spark and drive appeared to rub off on everyone around him; family, coworkers and youth. He didn't only work on improving himself, but spent time giving back. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
I would like to dedicate this blog entry as a tribute to Maj. Philip Ambard.
May we all take something away from his and Linda's example on how to lead a fulfilled life; striving to be more, do more and give more.