16 min

Go On, Be Brave and Hope Fights Back: Andrea Lytle Peet on Her New Film and Book Endpoints

    • Science

Andrea Lytle Peet’s passion for running started simply enough. At age 30, she had just moved to Washington, D.C. to be with her husband, David. Stuck in their house during the snowy D.C. winter, she started walking on a treadmill in their basement to keep active. Soon, she had signed up for a local 5k. Then she stepped up to a 10 miler. Then came marathons and triathlons. Within three years, she had begun training for a half ironman.

Then, at the age of 33, everything changed when she was diagnosed with ALS. In four months, she went from the strongest she had ever been to walking with a cane. However, this would not be the end of her athletic career. Despite having ALS for almost a decade, she is still able to ride a recumbent bike, which she has used to continue to participate in marathons all over the country. Recently, she reached a major milestone – completing at least one marathon in all 50 states.

To commemorate this accomplishment and share her story to inspire others, Andrea is releasing two documents of her journey – a film, Go On, Be Brave and a memoir, Hope Fights Back. 

Today, on Endpoints, Andrea and David join us to talk about how she achieved these accomplishments in the face of such adversity, and why they believe it’s important to share her story with the world.
Support the show: https://www.als.net/donate/
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Andrea Lytle Peet’s passion for running started simply enough. At age 30, she had just moved to Washington, D.C. to be with her husband, David. Stuck in their house during the snowy D.C. winter, she started walking on a treadmill in their basement to keep active. Soon, she had signed up for a local 5k. Then she stepped up to a 10 miler. Then came marathons and triathlons. Within three years, she had begun training for a half ironman.

Then, at the age of 33, everything changed when she was diagnosed with ALS. In four months, she went from the strongest she had ever been to walking with a cane. However, this would not be the end of her athletic career. Despite having ALS for almost a decade, she is still able to ride a recumbent bike, which she has used to continue to participate in marathons all over the country. Recently, she reached a major milestone – completing at least one marathon in all 50 states.

To commemorate this accomplishment and share her story to inspire others, Andrea is releasing two documents of her journey – a film, Go On, Be Brave and a memoir, Hope Fights Back. 

Today, on Endpoints, Andrea and David join us to talk about how she achieved these accomplishments in the face of such adversity, and why they believe it’s important to share her story with the world.
Support the show: https://www.als.net/donate/
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16 min

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