Monday, 6 June 2011

Juneathon Day 6: Looking for Inspiration?

Then use this man...

I went to running club this evening, I ran and it was lots of fun.

But I'm not going to tell you about that; instead I want you to read about Eddie Kidd, the ex-stunt rider who suffered brain damage, in 1996, when his bike crashed. Eddie started the Virgin London Marathon on April 17th, with every other participant, and completed it this evening, raising more than £72,000 for Children with Cancer in the process.

Today, Eddie Kidd, with the help of a specially constructed walking frame, crossed the finish line at the Mall, 50 days after the starters gun was fired. I also started in the London Marathon on April 17th, and completed it the same day; It took me 5 hours and 46 minutes: it was really tough! And still, I think I only have a small insight into the strength, will and determination it must have taken Eddie to complete the Marathon as he did.

I am amazed, inspired and motivated by people like Eddie; real people who have such a zest for life, despite the odds; people who challenge their bodies, and minds, at unbelievable levels. I take my hat off to anyone who is willing to test those boundaries; to set a challenge and overcome it; to identify a personal goal and achieve it, no matter how big, how small or how long it takes. After all, it's only when we challenge ourselves - when we really test the limits of what we think is possible - that we realise how capable we actually are of achieving so much more.

Now, who fancies a run?

You can read more about Eddie on the BBC News website.

Activity: Running
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Thanks for reading... feel free to leave me a message. Maggiee x