It's been a while since I have highlighted an everyday person that provides a great fitness example for the rest of us, but I met one recently in Philip Ciccarello.
We "met" originally through Twitter, which is one more testament to the power of social media. By day, Philip is the Director of Technology for the Charlotte Regional Partnership, an economic development organization. His real passion however, is running.
As you can tell by his photos - Philip is a very in-shape dude. His blog highlights a wide variety of things, but among them you can find shoe reviews, and several informative running/training recaps. He's also a fan of the post-long run ice bath (which I can attest is one of the true signs of both physical and mental toughness).
I'm always up for learning new things from people more experienced or knowledgable than me, and Philip has put me on to a couple good online training programs for my upcoming half-marathon, in addition to the littany of running information on his blog.
Philip is one more example that despite having a regular everyday job and busy schedule, you can make time to get out on the road or in the gym for exercise and still find balance to fit it all into your lifestyle.