We've posted a few times in the past about staying healthy out on the road. Most recently, we offered up tips to stay healthy this flu season.
During CDL training at trucking school, we make it clear to our students that being behind the wheel for long periods of time can certainly make it difficult to stay in good physical shape, but there are definitely people out there doing it. It's all about your mindset and making it a point to get in some excercise as often as possible.
Today, I ran across an article on TruckNews.com about 4 truck drivers that find time to train hard for marathons, even though they are long-haul truck drivers. With the youngest of the 4 truckers being nearly 40 years old, they have certainly not let their age get in the way of training either. These guys are serious about their running - one of the truckers finished 89th out of a roster of more than 2,700 runners at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sept. 26!
Here is a quote from one of the drivers about why he decided to give running a shot:
Here is a quote from one of the drivers about how he stays motivated to keep going:
It's great to read about this group of truckers and how they are inspiring others to stay fit out on the road. Check out the full article about these 4 truck drivers and how they each view training for marathons.
(photo from TruckNews.com)