If anyone actually ever commented on my posts–or read them for that matter–this is a topic I would love to start a dialogue about. I find it fascinating from where and what people find inspiration when it comes to training for an endurance sport. Personally, it has been amazing to be told that it is ME that is inspiring other people. Not only do I think they’re lying, but I can’t believe that I could ever inspire anyone when it comes to exercise. The times, they are a changin’.
One thing that I get inspiration from is stories of the underdog. Since that is the category I believe myself to be in, when I hear about people who have even more to overcome, it reminds me that this is certainly an achievable goal. Team in Training has been great in that way, reminding me constantly that if my “honored teammates” can do this right after chemo, I can certainly push through the pain. That’s why these running stories on The New York Times website are really motivating to me. While some of these people aren’t necessarily “underdogs”, the woman who started marathons at 35, the girl with cystic fibrosis, and the nun (I will never again complain that I’m hot while running!) are all really inspiring.
So, anyone out there? What is motivating for you? I could use all the stories and tips you use in these last three (less than three, really) weeks!