Have you ever had good intentions to make a positive change in your life, but you just never get around to actually doing it. Rarely is it because of lack of inspiration or will. It has to do with fulfillment and sustainability. Every goal has a reason and motivation behind it, but we sometimes have trouble applying the actions to achieve it. Instead of looking at the huge goal or mission as a whole, we must break down the journey into several smaller goals that are achievable on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. You just have to go from “I Can,” and “I Will” to
The phrase “i Do!” was first used after the founder of Shawn’s Anomaly, Matthew Murphy, completed his first Ironman triathlon in honor of his son’s recovery from three surgeries to repair several congenital anomalies in a statement posted on his blog:
“I DO” is such a simple phrase but it is so powerful in so many ways. It is powerful enough to confirm the commitment to marriage and powerful enough confirm truth in a court of law. We live in a world of I Can’t and I Don’t. Some of us get inspired enough to go from the “I Can’t” to “I Can”, but never get around to doing anything to make that phrase “I DO!” The 1% of the world that has finished an Ironman triathlon, understands the phrase better than most. They don’t just not say there were going to do something, they do it. You don’t have to finish an Ironman to use this phrase. You can use it to follow through with any commitment whether to be to finish a race, lose a few pounds, volunteer to help the less fortunate, or just be a better person. I challenge you to change your life mantra to “I DO! Take the pledge with me:
iDO better myself
iDO better those around me
iDO encourage others that say iDO
iDO help those that are less fortunate
iDO test my boundaries
We encourage you to take the pledge to become a better you through nutrition, exercise, and giving back. Join Team iDO! and take your training and race day experience to another level.
We invite you to pick one event each season anywhere in the world to be the one that challenges you to reach your next performance goal while making a difference with children and families in Houston and around the globe. If you are looking to take your event participation to a new level, join our team and experience how helping others helps you reach and exceed your athletic goals!
· There is no cost to join!
· There are no minimum fundraising requirements!
In appreciation of your commitment, your journey will be highlighted like you would have never imagined possible. We will highlight your journey through video interviews, photo, social media posting, and race day assistance and motivation. We will also help get you to the finish line by hosting several training events for all skill levels and seminars where you will meet other members of the team who plan training events together, share tips and their experience with each other.
Shawn’s Anomaly also works with sponsors and race directors to offer other incentives to team members including:
- Donation Matching For Your Fundraising Page*
- Free Dietary/Nutrition Consultation
- Race Day Assistace and Team Tent*
- Exclusive Access To Team Shawn’s Anomaly Race Gear
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, congenital anomalies are the leading cause of infant mortalities and congenital anomalies affect 1 in 30 children.
Your greatest reward will be being able to share with all your friends and supporters that you are helping bring awareness to the only non-profit dedicated to helping families dealing with congenital anomalies.