February 16, 2020 will mark one year from when Brad Sherrill (Red Rocks – Area 51) suffered a massive stroke, changing his life and others around him forever. While his recovery has not been easy, both Brad and his amazing wife, Ali have fought hard and never let off the gas in making progression.
Whether you are close with Brad, met him once or simply heard of Brad from someone you know, then you likely know Brad always sees the positive in everything. Ever since I’ve known Brad, no matter how sour of a lemon is thrown at him, personal or work related, he always turns lemons into lemonade…and I’ve never seen him lose his cool. Given the severity of his stroke, his medical professionals are still amazed with how far he has come. If you know Brad, give him a challenge, he’ll beat it. And if it was something Brad knew others would benefit from, he’d invite you to join him.
So why not continue with the glass half full mindset in 2020! Join Brad, Ali, myself and others for the “30 for 30 with Brad” Challenge starting Jan 17. There are only (2) requirements…
1) Make time to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days straight. It can be any form of exercise you choose…walking, running, swimming, tennis, yoga, pilates, body weight exercises, stretching, boot camp, weight lifting, barre, sculpt, aerobics, skiing/snowboarding, shadow boxing, bike riding/spin class, jump & jacks, etc…mix it up…again, whatever you choose that gets you moving! If needed, you can even break up the 30 minutes into chunks (15 mins here, 15 mins there), just knock out at least 30 minutes per day.
2) Track your activity. There are far too many platforms and devices out there that can track one’s activity so to keep this simple, we’ve created a Google Docs spreadsheet you can access via the URL below.
Once you’ve accessed the spreadsheet…
o Apple Devices: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-sheets/id842849113
Brad will be tracking his therapy, walking and riding his new 3-wheel bike! So guess what that means?!?! Brad will get to see each of you who have joined this challenge and holistic progression for all who participate.
Brad, Ali and I will convene for coffee on Sunday morning, February 16 at the Piper Glen Station Starbucks to celebrate what he’s overcome as well as the results of the challenge. You are welcome to join us and weather permitting, we may even get a walk/ride in on the greenway across the street. Don’t forget to celebrate your own personal accomplishment with this challenge too!
Adam Bickford (Billie Jean)
Jon Williams (Brushback)