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Spark of Inspiration Spreads for the New Year

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Posted: Dec 25, 2012 9:28 PM

Updated: Dec 25, 2012 11:52 PM

McAllen - Two people take the path in changing their life and inspire others to do the same.

Carlos Cerda is 25 years old and made a commitment to himself one year ago to become a ultra-runner. He met his goal when he jogged from Roma to South Padre Island to raise money for charity.

Cerda says, "I've always been about diving in the pool head-first. I take that same approach with everything I do. I just keep going and keep pushing myself harder and harder." He says it doesn't matter the distance, what matters is doing something you've never done before; doing that is an accomplishment itself.

Iris Buitron a mother and career woman is proof of Cerda's theory. She promised her friend they would change their lives. The women eventually met their goal and started a group for women that grew from 15 to 85 members. Burton also inspired her whole family to get up and start running.

They both say it is about setting a goal and making the next year count.

Topics: Inspiration, New Year, McAllen, Carlos Cerda, ultra-runner, charity, accomplishment, womens group, running

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