I didn’t go for a run yesterday because I left my running shoes at my office. Mind you, I have other running shoes at home, albeit a bit older and equipped with less “sneaker technology,” but I convinced myself that I could not go running without my favorite pair. Not that the run would be less enjoyable, but that I physically wouldn’t be capable of running with any other steppers.
This is just one example of the illogical, piss poor excuses I come up with regularly to validate my laziness and solidify my weak intestinal fortitude.
And after reading this story about 15-year-old baseball player Luke Terry, I’ve never felt weaker.
A video of Luke, who does not have a right arm, is going viral on the interwebs for good reason. The eighth-grade catcher for Cornersville Middle School in Lewisburg, Tennessee can flat-out ball, against all odds.
At 19 months old, Terry contracted E. Coli. which started eating at his arm, resulting in multiple shots and blood being drawn. The procedures got so precarious that the toddler flatlined three times during his multiple visits to the hospital.
Now, against all odds, Terry is now a star baseball player, starting catcher and batting third at Cornersville Middle School.
“I don’t even think about it,” Terry told The Tennessean about playing with one arm. “Fans tell me, ‘You’re an inspiration.’ They want me to go a long ways.”
“He’s amazing,” Terry’s teammate Logan Courtemanche said. “He’s good. He’s as quick as anyone around. He’s really quick.”
I think I’m officially inspired to go for a run today. Hold on, let me check the weather.
[h/t Larry Brown Sports]