Every day we like to shine a spotlight on people doing amazing work- both with Charity Miles and without. Today we’re featuring Tim Dick, who in 2006 was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Tim recently decided to gain control of his health by losing a significant amount of weight and improving his quality of life through various means including improved diet and beginning a rigorous exercise program. The transformation began in August 2012 and has resulted in his losing more than 140 pounds and progressing to training for running his first half marathon planned for January 2014.

What is your greatest accomplishment as of late?

The first time that I ran a 5K the entire way!

How did you achieve it?

Losing 140 pounds while training five days per week for an entire year.

What motivates you to make the world a better place?

Gratitude for all God has blessed me with. 

What do you do to stay healthy and fit?

I’m at my local YMCA every day in a spinning class and I’m following a regular training regimen for running a ½ marathon. 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Do something nice for somebody without getting caught!

What’s your favorite aspect of using Charity Miles?

It is helpful tracking run time as well as the bonus of providing financial support to groups that serve the needs of some of my friends.

Who do you exercise for, and why?

I exercise for me because MS is known as “the disease that stops people from moving.” I use charity to run for friends that are not able to do so and plan to do so until I can no longer do so. One is a “Wounded Warrior”, a few friends who have survived cancer and a few that have not.

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