100km to inspiration

If you follow me on twitter you’ll know I’m a fan of @100kmtoBrighton. They are two guys who are training for a 100km run, more specifically from London to Brighton.  Yeah, you read that right: 100km.  Wow.  If you haven’t listened to their podcasts I highly recommend them.  ASD & Si are really fun, friendly, down-to-earth guys, and what they are trying to accomplish is really inspiring.

Speaking of inspiration, recently they asked on twitter:


I thought about this for a bit because it’s a good question and I wanted to answer them.  I soon realized there is no way I could answer them in just one tweet, and no way did I want to bombard them (and my followers) with tweet after tweet about it.  So I decided to write a blog post.  The reason I couldn’t say it in just one tweet is it isn’t any one person or even a few people who inspire me.  There are a lot of people under a lot of circumstances who inspire me.

I’m inspired by people who have just started running and despite any trepidation are determined to stay running.  Runners working to improve their pace/distance etc inspire me.  Runners trying new things inspire me.  Runners pushing their limits inspire me.

People who take care of themselves during injury inspire me.  People coming back from injury inspire me.

The person training for their first marathon inspires me.  The person who just ran their 1st marathon inspires me.  More-than-one time marathon runners inspire me.

I see tweets from people who don’t want to run but go out anyway; that’s inspiring.  I see positive tweets in the midst of difficulty and that inspires me.  I see runners encouraging, helping and accepting each other, that’s very inspiring.

So truly, I could not even begin to name anyone I find inspiring because there are so many people who inspire me, I know I’d miss someone.

It’s no lie to say that everyday I see something that someone said on twitter and it inspires me.  That’s no bad way to be!

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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