Every now and then I’m quick enough to catch my husband doing his thing on video. Today it was day 1 of the 22 day push up challenge that he is participating in on facebook. Below you can read his fb comment on the reason why he is participating.
Brendan Maloney: “This challenge holds a deep meaning for me, as someone that has a brother, great uncle, cousin via marriage, and friends that have seen active service overseas.
The numbers and details in the original (fb) post are actually the US statistics, and while Australia does not lose 22 veterans a day, we lose them at pretty much the same percentage rate when you compare how many from each country served.
I am fairly sure that both Australia and the US have now lost more veterans to suicide on their return from the Afghanistan war, than where killed during the conflict. No doubt the other countries forces would be similar.
I have also taken the opportunity to honour the 41 Australians killed during the Afghanistan conflict. Their names are listed on the T shirt I am wearing for the challenge. Lest we forget.” (featured image)
Brendans level of fitness is motivating and him in his whole-self — inspiring.
I hope you do too.
I think he goes alright!