In Terry’s Words: Running Into the Heart of Canada

In Terry’s Words: Running Into the Heart of Canada


(inspired music) – [Voiceover] When I’m running each day, I take one day at a time. When I’m running, I
take one mile at a time, and I take one corner at a time. Every sign post, I’m looking at it and reaching out for that sign post. Every corner I’m reaching
out, and this is the type of thing I’m thinking of when I’m running. I think of home a lot. I think of running into Vancouver and where I’m gonna finish on the ocean. And all you gotta do is take
another step and keep on going. (inspired music) I’m just trying, I’m
doing my best, I’m not, I remember many years, the way I am, I have been all my life, and
I’m no different than you are, or anybody else who’s really, and I’m not a great athlete, or really intelligent or anything. I don’t think of myself, when
I’m running down the road, that I’ve got one leg,
or that I had cancer. I just think about what
I’m attempting to do. (inspired music) Everyone’s honking their horn and waving and encouraging me all the way across. I’d say 75% of the vehicles
that went by did something to cheer me on. I don’t look at the fact that
I still 3,700 miles to go. I look at the fact that I got
another bend to go around, another straight to make, another mile to complete,
and another day to complete. It’s the way you look at it. It’s the only way you can look at it. (inspired music) It’s really, to me, a day
when I’ve only been able to manage, say, 24, 25 miles. Sometimes just thinking of that, thinking that one day, that day is a possibility to come. That day is up ahead. If you want it, all you
have to do is keep on going. And sometimes, when I’m
really feeling down, and really feeling tough,
that’s all I have to do, is think about, you think
and realize, I know, and all I’ve gotta do is keep on going. (inspired music)

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