Finding Inspiration

Every single day we get up and fulfill the daily rituals of our lives; the monotony can be a turn off but then, that is how life is unless you wake up a different person every day.  It is this sameness that makes us lazy and uninspired.  The challenge is therefore to set a goal, but more importantly, to live with inspiration.

Runners have many reasons to get up no matter the time of day or season to hit the roads.  For some the motivation comes from wanting to live longer and stronger for their children, to have that alone time, to scratch off that 42.195 km item in the bucket list, to improve health and get that cholesterol level to its minimum.  No matter what the reasons are, there must be that stimulus that will move us; otherwise, the shoes will remain parked in our closets.

For a few, the motivation goes way beyond themselves.  Because running a marathon involves sacrifices and 100% commitment to the training, it helps to run for something or someone other than oneself.  For teenagers Phil Carlitz and Andrew Hudis, a visit in a remote area in Thailand made them realize they have been blessed and vowed to make a difference in the lives of the people there, so they organized a marathon to raise funds.  Read about it here.  It is a worthwhile read.

If life seems like a chore, then go find that inspiration.  It would be a shame to live with no meaning so spread smiles, love and life.

Story of Phil Carlitz and Andrew Hudis derived from runnerswrold.com

 

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