Yesterday I was complaining about the common cold and this morning I feel rather humbled when I read about Frenchman Philippe Croizon who has just completed the daunting task of swimming the English Channel and did it in only 13 and a half hours.
Philippe lost his arms and legs after he suffered an electric shock while removing a television aerial from a roof 16 years ago.
He only taught himself to swim in the last two years and does so using prosthetic legs and a snorkel and mask. He trained for 35 hours a week for the past two years and his endeavour attracted letters of support from President Sarkozy and other politicians.
Such courage and determination puts my moans into perspective.