Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Attitude, Life Lessons, Pop Culture, Sports | Posted on 06-08-2012
One word for Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympian runner with artificial limbs: awesomeness.
I mean, I tear up at the Olympic athlete stories. Their stories of struggle. Their stories of sacrifice.
But Oscar Pistorius?
This guy has no legs. He had both legs amputated below the knee as a baby and wears prosthetic limbs.
And he ran the 400-meter semi-finals in the Olympics.
And I’ve been complaining that I have callouses on my toes.
There are naysayers who say his artificial limbs give him an advantage over runners with regular Olympic legs. Are you kidding?? Maybe those naysayers need to walk in Oscar’s shoes for awhile.
Oscar is a true athlete, with amazing ability, attitude, confidence, inspiration, and spunk.
I will never complain about my toes again.