I keep up with Kara Goucher on Facebook and through Runner's World as well. I am not usually interested in following the pros, I guess because my running experiences are so vastly different from theirs (although I do like watching them race). With the Gouchers, however, I was pulled in when I read an article about Adam and Kara, and I don't know if it is because they are a running couple and Jason and I are a running couple (although on a completely different level than the Gouchers), but I liked them and so I've kept up with them (mostly Kara) over time.
Along with Kara's amazing running ability, she seems like a normal, likable, fun, humble person, and despite the HUGE differences between my running and hers, I am often inspired by her attitude and approach to the sport (okay, and her amazing running too, I won't deny it).
Today on Facebook she posted a link to a video that had inspired her, and so I clicked and watched. My reaction was very similar to hers as I was moved to tears and inspired by what I saw. Many have already witnessed or read about the Ben Davis story, but I had not.
Her husband, Adam, posted it on his blog and you can visit the link here. It is worth a watch for a little bit of motivation.
My favorite quote: "If you want to do it, all you have to do is do it."