Like many others, I’ve sat around and pondered some New Year’s resolutions. I’ve actaully come up with a million. However the ones I’m going to tackle for sure are some finicial goals, and running a 6 minute mile. Both should be fairly simple.
The 6 minute mile should be a cakewalk. I really need to get my ass out of this computer chair more often. After reading this story about Chris Moon, I realized how pathetic I’ve been acting.
Who’s Chris Moon? He’s a modern day Superman.
Chris has an amazing story to tell. While clearing mines in Mozamique in 1995, Chris experienced disaster. Sadly a mine exploded and took his lower right leg, and lower right arm. Despite losing massive amounts of blood, Chris was able to survive. But this is nothing compared to what he did next.
Instead of feeling sorry for himself and blaming others for the mines, he put the entire thing on his own shoulders. He knew it was his fault that he lost his limbs. He knew the danger that existed in his type of work.
It was useless for him to bitch and moan about his problems. Heck, he was alive. For most that would be enough.
But not for Chris. This dude charged on with life. Less than a year after leaving the hospital he ran in the London Marathon and raised money for charities that assisted disabled people. The dude has ran more then a dozen marathons since and most impressively he has ran in the ruthless Marathon des Sables. If your not familiar with that race, it’s a 6 day, 151 mile race across the Sahara desert.
Simply put, Chris Moon did not wuss out. He charged ahead with his life and made the most of it regardless of his limitations. I’m highly inspired by this guy’s courageousness and refusal to say no. He’s my inspiration for the year.
Check out more about Chris Moon here.