If you haven't been inspired recently, perhaps Chloe and Claire Gruenke will solve that for you.
The two are 13-year-old twins who both run track for West-Clin Middle School in Illinois, and both were competing in the 800-meter race in a Southern Illinois State track meet. But on the second lap, Chloe was injured and it appeared here race was over.
What happened next was one of the truly great moments in sports this year, as recounted by the sisters and Shawndrea Thomas of KTVI:
'I felt something pull and pop in my thigh and then around the second lap it hurt, and I couldn't go anymore, and I fell to the ground,' said Chloe.
Then something really cool happened. Claire put her sister on her back and they finished the race together.
Claire carried Chloe for 370 of the 400 meters left in the race. She says what she did for her twin means more than just winning.
'It's about showing compassion, love and sportsmanship, even if you lose and help somebody it's still worth it. The energy from the crowd made me stronger. They were saying I can't believe you just did that,' Claire explained.