Thanks for putting up a video mjs9153. I've seen it a few times, and simply took it for granted that others may not have. I still gotta watch the part two in its entirety. Apparently Proenneke's ambition was derived from when he was bed-ridden due to an illness when he was close to middle-aged. When he became well, he decided to make his body as strong and as healthy as he could. It's definitely an inspiring story, but I know for sure I couldn't survive all that time without the internet.
Now, that is inspiring!! Big thanks to Mjs9153 for posting that.