Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Find your Greatness

A great Nike ad aired during this week's London Olympics.  It features a young boy running along a wide open highway.  His physique does not fit the traditional runners' mold, which makes his act of putting one foot in front of the other all the more inspiring.

A still from the Nike ad.  An inspiring boy finding his greatness one step at a time.

We all start somewhere, and a person's journey as a runner begins with just a single step.  I like this reminder that we don't have to be elite athletes to feel the euphoria and joy that comes from meeting a physical challenge.  Additionally, our inability to be elite athletes does not excuse us from making ourselves physically strong.  We can all achieve physical milestones and push our bodies to be great.  My barometer for greatness is surely much different than an Olympian's, but that does not make my challenge any less meaningful or significant.

We set our own goals, find our own greatness.  Thanks for the inspiration, Nike!