Sunday, April 10, 2011
To give a little variety I have decided to make a post about an inspiring youtube video. The video highlights Heather Dorniden of Minnesota and her 600 meter prelim race for the indoor Big 10 championship in 2008. I do not want to spoil the video for you so if you have not watched it yet please watch it now before reading more. Right before the last lap of the three lap race Heather tripped and fell. She then got back up and started running again, amazingly she managed with only one lap left to win it at the end. The video really speaks for itself and is very inspiring. It contains a message of perseverance. Heather then went on to come in 2nd for the 600 meter final. Heather Dorniden's race and victory of the race may not be quite as amazing as the video made it out to be. The race was only a semifinal and not the final round of the big 10 championships. Heather also would have most likely of blown the rest of the field away if she had not fell, theres no way she would have been able to come back and win it in the final lap unless she was saving a lot of energy for the end. Regardless what she did was amazing and inspiring. The video has a very meaningful message and can teach us all a little something about life. Heather Dorniden's come back to win after falling down will go down in history 10 times more than any Big 10 600 meter championship victory.