Whenever I've had a difficult workout, or just don't feel up to the task of going on a long bike ride or heading to the pool, I think about this story. We've all seen it, or at least heard of it. It's the kind of story that makes me stop in my tracks, realize how easy my own workouts really are, and demands that I get back out there and train.
But honestly, to oversimplify this as just a reason to train is unjust. The message is far more important - it's an inspiration to do the unexpected, to love more and complain less, and to dedicate ourselves to things that matter most. I love this story for deeply personal reasons, and I hope you find similar inspirations.