Monday, February 28, 2011
One never knows where they are going to get their Spark from.
I just got an email say that my cousin just set an American record on Sunday, winning the women's shot put at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships with a toss of 65-feet, 2 1/4 inches.
She was in China last year for the Olympics and did well although, sadly, no medal.
Funny thing is I still remember her as the little girl who was always tattling on us older kids.
I also remember her grandmother telling me (and anyone who would listen) she wished that my cousin would just give up all this silliness and work towards a career and a family. Until she made it into the Olympics...then you have never seen a more proud grandmother. Go figure.
This all makes me think about all the hard work, all the pain, and negative thoughts that she had to go through to get where she is.
And all I need to do is go to the gym.
As I like to say, "Time to suck it up, Buttercup!"