We all find excuses for not doing something from time to time, or maybe you’ll wait until tomorrow to complete a task, fact is though, if Harriette Thompson had that attitude at the ripe age of 91, then she would never have completed a 7 hour, 7 minute and 42 second San Diego marathon. Furthermore, if Mrs Thompson had had the procrastination attitude throughout her life then chances are she wouldn’t be in the physical condition to complete a marathon anyway!
Not only did she complete a marathon at 91 years of age, she managed to do so in a pretty darn good time, particularly when this 91 year old was also recovering from cancer! And get this, Mrs Thompson didn’t just beat the previous 90+ record, she smashed it by an incredible 2 hours and 45mins! When asked about her physical condition, Mrs Thompson explained that the only time she feels her age…is after a marathon. What an incredible women, well done young lady, well done!
The two way, (2014). 91-Year-Old Woman Breaks Marathon Record. Retrieved 3rd June, 2014, from http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/02/318238155/91-year-old-woman-breaks-marathon-record