Tuesday, July 26, 2016

#PrepWIthPurpose -- July 26, 2016: In Memory of Dylan Spriggs

For backstory on what #PrepWithPurpose is all about please read the blog entry and/or Instagram Post.

Hey Friends,

The air in Vegas right now ... is crap. Yesterday during sprints I noticed my lungs hurt a little .. this isn't normal. Turns out there was an air quality alert. Today is suppose to be just as bad (if not worse) so I'm considering switching up my training days so I'm not doing cardio outside - or maybe (gulp) NOT doing sprints and finding some other form of HIIT.  The weather peeps say it's gonna get hotter and hotter as the week goes on. So .. air quality .. or extreme heat .. or change my HIIT to something inside? It's a toss up, lol. Either way .. whatever I'm doing .. I'll be doing it in memory of a little cancer fighter named Dylan.

This is a big day for me. I am actually starting "pre-peak week"for another show!!! I signed my contract and and am going to compete at #TampaPro on August 6th. More on that on my Instagram Post today. It's likely going to be the most challenging/competitive show I've ever done. But I'm not promised tomorrow .. so I'll dream big .. I'll take chances .. and jump on that stage with PURPOSE. One bigger than myself or a win.

#PrepWithPurpose Tampa Pro edition .. begins .. today :)

Prep With Purpose - July 26, 2016: In Memory Of Dylan Spriggs

I don't know anything about Dylan. I don't know where he lives, exactly how old he is now, or how long he battled cancer. While scrolling social media .. trying to find someone to lift up and for today .. I saw someone post about his passing.

All I know (according to his FB prayer page) is that his name is Dylan Spriggs .. when they wrote the bio he was 5 years old .. and at some point he was diagnosed with a DIPG cancer, an inoperable brain tumor. That tumor slowly progressed and yesterday ... Dylan gained his angel wings.

I wish I had heard about Dylan before today. I wish I could have prayed for HIM instead of his loved ones mourning the loss of this precious little boy. I wish I wasn't lifting in HONOR of him and instead FOR him. Either way .. every rep .. every stride .. will be in his honor today.

According to his FB page yesterday  ...  Family said ...  "At 2am this morning Dylan gained his angel wings. He did not suffer long once his progression started. And for that I am thankful."
He was courageous in his fight against DIPG. He absolutely loved his Dinosaurs and anything prehistoric. He loved school, friends, and animals (especially reptiles). He had a kind nature and always wanted everyone to be happy. #dylanstrong55

That last line choked me up. He wanted everyone to be HAPPY. 

Ask yourself ... are you truthfully HAPPY?! If not .. what is stopping you? Is it something petty? Is it something you can control? Is it worth it to NOT be happy? Either way ... even if just for today .. let's all be happy ... for Dylan. I will smile and be HAPPY that I am strong and able and given another day.

This ones for you Dylan!!


I want to continue this project/prayer chain. But I'm finding myself spending HOURS searching for people to "lift up and for" because I'm not getting any requests -- I know you guys have to know someone (or have heard of someone) with an ongoing or urgent need for physical healing?
Please send me all details possible, a pic if they don't mind sharing, etc. simplystacyfitness@yahoo.com

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