Living Well – Energy and inspiration

Wayne Little interviews a 9 year old runner to see what motivates him.

Sam Adamson

There are many ways to find inspiration. From people on TV, friends, family, co-workers, or people you read about. Many people I meet in the fitness world inspire me, but I met a young boy a few months ago who really inspires me.

We were out for a group run one Saturday with the club and this young boy named Sam Adamson joined in for a 10 km run. At only 9 years old, I was very curious to see how well he would do. I carried his water bottle for him, but it turned out he didn’t really need it, I’m not sure he even broke a sweat keeping up with rest of the group. In fact, after watching him tie up his loose shoelace and then sprint to catch up to the group, I knew that they were in actually slowing him down.

I had a chance to do an interview with him for this month’s article and is is what he had to say.

LW: Congratulations on running the 10k at the boogie the bridge on Sunday. What was your time?

SA: 52 minutes, 30 seconds.

LW: That’s a great time. I know many adults who struggle to get under one hour for the 10k. How did the race go for you? What was your favourite part?

SA: The music.

LW: How long have you been running?

SA: Four years.

LW: How did you get into running?

SA: Wanted to spend more time with my father Dave, who is also an avid runner.

LW: Who inspires you?

SA: My dad.

LW: What other sports do you do?

SA: Soccer,  karate and I also swim.

LW: What do you enjoy about soccer and karate?

SA: Soccer is great exercise, great sportsmanship and teamwork. Karate, to defend myself and because I enjoy it.

LW: What are your plans in the future?

SA: By the time I’m 12 I would like to do a full marathon, and maybe a triathlon.

LW: What is your opinion about so many children in US and Canada being obese?

SA: I thinks it’s very sad and parents should be getting their kids to exercise at least an hour a day.

LW: Do you agree that the Ashcroft area is a great community to enjoy recreational activities like trail running, etc?

SA: Definitely, because of the hills and great weather.

LW: Anything else you would like to say?

SA: Running is awesome!!

LW: How do you feel when your running?

SA: Like I’m invincible and I could go forever.

Just Posted

Highway 1, crime and pipeline debated at Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon forum

Five candidates for the riding debated the issues Thursday in Abbotsford

Heated cross-riding clash at debate between NDP’s Nenn on stage, Conservative Fast in crowd

Candidates from different ridings show anger during Thursday’s all-candidates meeting in Abbotsford

RCMP officers recognized for fighting Ashcroft wildfire, taking down Hells Angels

Officers were recognized for fighting the 2017 Ashcroft fire and dismantling a Hells Angles ring

Advance voting in 2019 federal election begins

Voting at advance polling stations has become a popular choice in Canada over the years

Future remains unclear for Historic Hat Creek Ranch

Proposed one-year extension to site management agreement creates instability

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

BC Ferries sees steady traffic of post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Ferries filling up fast, sailing waits at some terminals

‘Save the kids!’ Dorian survivor tells the harrowing story of his Canadian wife’s death

Family held a funeral and placed Alishia Liolli’s remains in a niche at a cemetery in Windsor, Ont.

Okanagan woman, 91, votes at advance polls despite broken hip, shoulder and wrist

Angela Maynard has voted in almost every election during her lifetime

Heiltsuk Nation open first Big House in 120 years in northern B.C.

Opening means the community now has an appropriate space for spiritual and ceremonial events

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

BC Ferries filling up fast with post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Monday anticipated to be busiest day of the weekend

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

Most Read