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Ida Keeling, 100, breaks 100m world record

On #MotivationMonday, we have the story of Ida Keeling, who set the world record for the fastest 100m by a woman in the 100+ category by finishing the Penn Relays event in one minute, 17.33 seconds.

'Get up and do things...even if you don't feel like it'

100-year-old Ida Keeling set a new world record at the Penn Relays. (@RunnersWorld)

So, it's Monday...again.

For many of us, the weekend is over and it's back to reality. But to help us all get back in the swing of things, we need a little #MotivationMonday.

The remarkable story of Ida Keeling may just be what the doctor ordered.

The 100-year-old's participation in the Penn Relays on April 30 is pretty inspiring stuff by itself, but add that to the fact that she set the world record for the fastest 100m by a woman in the 100-years-or-older category.

If you're having trouble getting started today, just remember that after Keeling set a world record in one minute, 17.33 seconds, she went the extra mile:

And if you're having a really bad case of the Mondays, listen to the story behind Ida Keeling. Her strength will get you through your day. 

The wise woman once said, "get up and do things...even if you don't feel like it." Her positive attitude and work ethic is definitely inspiring.

Now it's time to pull your socks up and make your stereotypical Monday a #MotivationMonday.

And, if worse comes to worst, just drop and bust out some pushups, Ida Keeling style. 

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