The next time you feel like your training is a challenge, think of these Somali athletes. They’re training for the 2012 London Olympics through gunfire. The sports complex they train in has an area for executions. Regular training runs turn into fartlek runs when militiamen try to stop (and possibly, probably) shoot the runners.
They have to barter for socks in the marketplace while I have a closet full of hundreds of dollars of half-used shoes. Makes me want to pack them all up and send them to Somalia.