Every once in a while, we all need a kick in the rear to get motivated.
If this story doesn't motivate you, I don't know what will.
As someone who can't even run 2 miles at the gym without feeling the onset of cardiac arrest, I admire those with the endurance to run miles upon miles on a regular basis.
How about this man who didn't start running marathons until he was 89 years old. Yes. EIGHTY NINE years old!!
Most of us would be lucky to LIVE that long, let alone pursue something as challenging as marathon running at that age.
Fauja Singh was born in India in 1911. He started running marathons in England after the death of his wife and son.
Over the weekend, he ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in his yellow turban and shirt emblazoned with "Sikhs In The City" on it. That's awesome!!
He finished last, more than six hours after the winner crossed the finish line.
But who cares. The fact that he even RAN is testament to the power of the human spirit and will. And he's 100-years-old!!
Fauja is an inspiration to all those who think they are too old to accomplish something. HOGWASH.
If a 100-year-old man can run a marathon, what's YOUR excuse to not run a literal or figurative marathon in your own life?
Not enough time? We all have 24 hours in our day.
Not good enough? People with far less brawn and brains than you have achieved their dreams.
So get out there. Suit up. Shut up. And face in the direction of your dreams.
And start running.