Poetic (De-)Motivation Prior to Marathon #1

15 hours to the start of the Vienna City Marathon, first of the running events I’ll (for a change) participate in this year.

While picking up the bib number, getting a doctor’s opinion regarding my participation (as I’ve only just gotten over a cold), I decided to participate in a medical study on a new indicator for a body’s reaction to the stress of a marathon – and the question that I had to think of the longest before I could answer was “How old are you?”

Well, perfect context for sharing this bit from Billy Collins’ TED talk, lyrically talking of age and accomplishment, and intensely (de)motivating…

Chances are, you are older – like me. So, isn’t it time we started living more fully, sensibly?

And what's your take?