THE IN­NER ATH­LETE

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

You ask each month what in­spires us. The strong­est in­spi­ra­tion I gain is from within. When I put on my gear and lace up my shoes, my re­flec­tion in the mir­ror shows the real me – raw and ready to take on what­ever the run has in store. I’m the only one who can put my feet, one by one, in front of the other; I’m the only one who can add on that ex­tra mile or fight with my mind and tell my tired legs, ‘I can do this!’ When we’re bom­barded by the me­dia telling us who we should be, what we should look like, who we should aspire to, it’s easy to for­get who we are. I in­spire me Claire Her­worth, Wood­land, Co Durham

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