This little girl is the definition of motivation!
Milla Bizzotto may only be 9 years old, but she’s not gonna let that stop her from being at the top of her game.
You see, the fourth grader is actually a competitive runner in Miami, Fla. and just completed her first 36-mile, 24-hour obstacle course earlier this month!
But as if that weren’t inspirational enough, Milla’s dad Christan Bizzotto — who got her into the sport — spoke to People Magazine on Tuesday to tell the world that she’s doing all of this to stand up to bullies, saying:
“Bullying was a very real thing in her life. As she started to believe in herself, as she became more empowered, the bullying ended. She became so powerful inside that she wasn’t affected by any words or actions by any of the kids at school anymore.
Her message is a big driving force for he. That’s what keeps her from not quitting, from not slowing down, from not stopping. She’s super determined.”
She sure is!
Apparently, when Milla was still a second grader she was a victim of bullying until she started taking self defense classes — and now she hopes to show other kids her age that they can do anything they set their minds to.
So what words of encouragement does Milla have for people who want to follow in her footsteps??
“I don’t want people to quit because they don’t believe in themselves, because someone else says that they can believe in themselves.”
We LOVE this child!
Plus, we’re hearing she trains for three hours a day, five days a week… so like, respect.
Keep doin’ what you’re doin’, Milla!
[Image via Mud Run Guide/Instagram.]