Informative Speech Essay

639 Words May 27th, 2013 3 Pages
Introduction:
I. Sports icons like; Usain Bolt, Michael Jordan, Lolo Jones, Maria Sharapova, Walter Payton, Cristiano Ronaldo and Muhammad Ali all have a common ability that we all possess and that’s the gift of running. [Visual #1/ 30sec.]
II. My experience as a marine opened my eyes to how important running is. From running 5miles every morning and in turn accomplishing more than I’ve been set out to do that day. I stand before you as a civilian now and though my surrounding may have changed I still run. [Visual #2/ Pics.]
III. My theory is why distance yourself from the athletes and celebrities you watch and applaud on TV, when we all have the same physical capability to run.
IV. Running isn’t just a random activity or
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4. Overcoming the obstacles of running equips you with a better focus and determination for your life.[Ref.#2]
Conclusion
I. Sometimes we have the best intentions for ourselves especially when it comes to our health.
II. Yet an estimation of 2,600 daily deaths in the U.S result from an inactive physical lifestyle. [Ref.#3]
III. Why live a life leading towards chronic diseases and premature deaths.
IV. Many excuses are made for reasons why he or she can’t run, but think about it. Your life may be yours to live but who are you influencing? Who and what are you living for? So why not prolong the gift of life.
V. It all starts with you because to better your life, you must better yourself.
References
1. "Ririan Project ." 10 Benefits of Running, and How To Do It . Ririan Project , n.d. Web. 11 Feb 2013. <http://ririanproject.com/2007/10/22/10-benefits-of-running-and-how-to-do-it/>.
2. Little , Charlene . "Yahoo! Sports ." Running 2012: Top Ten Health Benefits of Running . Yahoo! Inc , 10 May 2012. Web. 11 Feb 2013. <http://sports.yahoo.com/news/running-2012-top-10-health-benefits-running-183200080--spt.html>.
3. Fares, . "Healthy Lifestyle." 2,600 daily deaths due to sedentary lifestyle. You may be next!!. WordPress, 23 January 2011. Web. 12 Feb 2013.…