Ask any runner — the best cure for a bad day is a good, long run. Tara Hanna knows this reality. She knows what it feels like to be made new through running. Tara is courageous in her willingness to share her story because, as she said, "it may help someone else."
The Platte River Fitness Series points challenge was a plan to better teach the lifestyle values of regular exercise and a healthy diet. If one event was motivating, what if we linked them together, and made participating in them a competition as well?
When we started the Platte River Fitness Series, our goal was to improve the physical activity level in our community. There was so much information, so many paradigms about how to get people up and moving. Committees, programs, organizations. It overwhelmed me. What do we do? I decided that I could only do what I knew from personal experience.
The Lighthouse Fitness Project, a photo project of the community fitness initiative the Platte River Fitness Series, will be introducing you to 10 people who are living the mission and vision of the work of the PRFS. They are all champions. We are pleased to introduce you to our first athlete, Jan Wright of North Platte.
Lighthouses may seem like an odd symbol for a wellness initiative in communities nestled in the middle of the country, where windmills dot the landscape. The guiding beacon of a lighthouse, however, embodies the work and the people of the Platte River Fitness Series.