Now for a motivational story -- one that anyone needing an excuse to get off the couch should read!
Jerry Lewis (not the comedian) took up running when he was 48 and since then he has completed 25 marathons. Now at 73, he has just completed his second supermarathon, which is a 50 mile race. Isn't that amazing?
What is his secret? He said on the washingtonpost.com:
I used to be a couch potato, a two-to-three-pack-a-day smoker who had never done anything more athletic than run for a train. I don't have a special diet. I don't stretch before I run. Or after. I don't have any special training regime, though I do run five miles or more five days a week -- two with my 33-year-old son and weekends with other club members.
He is about to start planning soon for his next 50-miler, which will be in 2014, when he is 81! I mean if he can turn his life around like that, anyone can!