As you all probably remember, I absolutely LOVE the Olympics and I especially love an inspirational story like this one. Canadian Alexandre Bilodeau won gold in men’s moguls Monday, but says that it’s his older brother Frederic who is the real hero.
“Even if it’s raining outside, or minus-40, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God I don’t want to go train today. It wouldn’t be a big difference skipping one day, but looking at my brother, to be able to give him that chance of being in my body for one day, and going to the Olympics, he would jump in my shoes and go out there and run a marathon. So I’m like ‘OK, let’s stick to the plan, let’s go.”
“Most of his dreams are not realistic, and when I think about it, I’m like ‘where are my limits?’ I have remember that,” Bilodeau explained. “And out of respect for my brother I have to go after these dreams and to do all within my power to try to make it happen.”Advertisements