Every day we like to shine a spotlight on people doing amazing work- both with Charity Miles and without. Today we’re featuring Velvet and Mike Ambuski who lost a total of 282 pounds! They lost the weight through a combination of running and Weight Watchers. Velvet and Mike are new to the running world. They started with a 10k in Riverside at Mission Inn. Since then, they’ve completed their first half Marathon at Fontana in June 2013. Velvet and Mike have run a marathon a month ever since!

What is your greatest accomplishment as of late?

Completion of our third half marathon.

How did you achieve it?

Training for our first marathon in June 2013 and increasing our miles. We’re training for our first full marathon in October.

What motivates you to make the world a better place?

Seeing the challenges people face everyday (autism, cancer, etc). If we can make their day even a little better we’re all for it.

What do you do to stay healthy and fit?

First choice – RUN! We also joined Weight Watchers.

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

Perseverance is the key to success!

What’s your favorite aspect of using Charity Miles?

That we can support those in need by doing something that keeps us healthy!

Who do you exercise for, and why?

Velvet: I exercise for my health. Mike is no longer on diabetes medicine due to the weight loss and the activity (running!)

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