Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Yesterday I was rationalizing cutting down time of exercise video from 30 to 60 minutes when I saw this headline:
"Paralyzed athlete completes marathon...."
I had already walked the dog up and down the hills of our neighborhood. I had completed a couple of short training videos.
"in sixteen days...."
I needed to pull together information for a white paper for work.
"with bionic legs"
I was going to make a new recipe for supper.
"Paralyzed athlete completes marathon in 16 days with bionic legs"*
How could i not muster the energy & time to complete a 60 minute exercise video when this courageous woman spent 16 days of her life walking a marathon in a bionic suit?
My laziness shamed and humiliated me. Watching video of her completing the marathon entranced me. Her strength and spirit motivated me.
I completed the 60 minute video.
In the future, when I lack the energy to exercise I will remember:
"Paralyzed athlete completes 16 days with bionic legs"*
*To see Claire's amazing story