This week Ranulph Fiennes - a man who had a triple heart bypass four years ago - climbed the north face of the Eiger, one of the most treacherous mountaineering challenges, even though he only took up climbing a couple of years ago. And he's afraid of heights, the kind of afraid that makes his entire body go to jelly when he looks down. He did this to raise money for a cure for cancer, because in an 18-month period, he lost his wife, his sister and his mother to cancer.
What a man! And what a reminder that it's not just diet we have to worry about ... carpe diem: seize the day! And almost the best part? He's a blogger, too!
If I'm calling him an inspiration, that means I'll have to do something, too ... the question is: what?
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