The most recent story of motivation came through a friend-of-a-friend, Matthew Loddy. Describing himself as "not a long-distance runner" and having never run a marathon in his life, Matthew took on the challenge of a lifetime to honour the loss of a close friend that passed following a rare stomach cancer.
Last weekend, Matthew competed in the London marathon, clocking a time of 3 hours 9 minutes. Quite an achievement right? Perhaps even more so when you learn that the London marathon was his 100th marathon... in 100 days.
“Pain, I can cope with. I’ve got injuries that will probably stay with me for months, years and possibly longer. But whatever happens, happens. I don’t worry about what’s going to happen to my body after this.”
Wow. What an effort.