Our bodies are capable of some amazing shit. Personally, it generally starts in the mind, though. I am a master at getting in my own way, but look out when I move :) People around me, whether I know them or not tend to provide inspiration, and I don't think I'm alone in that. I finished a marathon thinking about my friend's father who died too young from leukemia. I finished a dissertation thinking about the wonderful people who shared their stories with me. Today I pushed through some underwater squats to help my son learn to swim, then I got a workout in and now I'll raise a little hell with my congresspeople and add my voice to the disabled activists who laid their bodies on the line yesterday at the Capitol.
Whatever you are capable of, whatever sets your soul on fire, get out of your own way and do it. Be the inspiration for someone else. This week has once again provided the ugly reminder that life is too damn short.