Well, here's a video that's going to make you feel guilty about not going to the gym today. If you haven't been keeping up with the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games, which have been taking place between August 29 and September 9, I suggest you check out some of these amazing athletes. To get you even more pumped, Samsung put together some clips of the athletes training and getting ready for the Games. It's truly awe-inspiring.
And it's not only the athletes who pour their heart and soul into their sport -- it's the coaches too. Even in this brief 1-minute, 36-second montage, you see how the coaches are there to push, yell, encourage, support, and care for their athletes. It really is a special bond, and you can't help but respect and cheer for everyone who's involved in these Games. I only wish they all got the same hype (and air-time!) as the Olympics.
Here's the video:
Isn't that amazing? I just love when one of the coaches yells, "Nothing can stop you ... you're made of metal!" Like I've said before, this is what I adore about sports -- it's such an equalizer. Like it says in the video's description: "Sport only cares that you're here to take part and give your all to win." Doesn't matter what you look like or how old you are or what you've gone through -- if you win, you win.
Talk about folks who have risen above what life has thrown at them. Seriously, when you feel like you want to give up or you feel like you can't do something, just rewatch this video over and over. It's already got over 2.6 million hits! Now go out there and seize the day.
What do you think about this commercial? Have you been following the Paralympic Games?
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