THE YEAR WAS 1968 WHERE I WAS TO MEET A SPECIAL GUY NAMED ‘LARRY’ IN SAN FRANCISCO.
I was in my 40’s, 205 lbs, with a 42″ waist. While waiting in the lobby, an elder scurried up and escorted me to an elevator. He said: “Just push that button for the 17th floor” as he ran toward the stairwell. We met at the 17th floor about the same time leaving me flabbergasted……HE WAS 80 YRS OLD!
Into an office we went and there was LARRY. In a gruff voice the first words out of his mouth were: “You look broken down, you need to get moving or you’ll fall apart!” I looked at this trim and well developed 130 lb man with a 28″ waist, who had a full time job as a Matre D’ at the St. Francis Hotel, road his bike to and from work and jogged 5 miles per day. LARRY LOUIS WAS 105 YRS YOUNG. On his 108th birthday, he ran 17 miles just to celebrate. I stared in amazement at this remarkable man who had a sense of humor with a twinkle in his eye.
SHAME over my appearance and unsightly condition, started me running up and down the hills of San Francisco. One year later I went from 205 lbs & a 42″ waist down to 150 lbs & a 30″ waist.
Indeed this began our careers (my wife & I) logging in RUNNING-CYCLING over 1/2 million miles. Later MOTION became the therapeutic key in the design and implementation of our successful clinical work in civilian/government hospitals nationwide. Our professional clinic specialized in “TNT” – Training Not Treatment” of client/patients suffering from substance abuse and the emotionally disturbed. “A Physiological Approach To Psychological Problems” was and still is the FIRST OF ITS KIND which realized a 97% success rate.
Today we still can hear LARRY’S LAMENT: “Run for your life, not from your life.” Little did he know the powerful impact and influence he had causing Lane & Gene, professional husband & wife team who say: “Ready or not, you’ll run the marathon of life.”
TRIBUTE to Larry Lewis graces our book: “Mind Matter Motion” which has stood the test of time yet way ahead of its time. WHY NOT MASTER YOUR MOTION, See 5th Pg, www.motionOsis.com
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