'The Color Purple' star Cynthia Erivo finishes half marathon before back-to-back Broadway shows

If you were looking for any extra motivation to dominate your work week, look no further. Actress Cynthia Erivo, who stars as Celie in "The Color Purple" on Broadway completed the Brooklyn Half Marathon Saturday.

While running 13.1 miles is a big accomplishment in itself, it is what she did after completing the race that made us feel a little -- OK a lot -- more guilty about wanting to push snooze on our alarm clocks, this morning.

After completing the half marathon, the Tony nominated actress took the stage to perform in not one, but two Broadway shows:

Now that's a full day. Erivo even found the time to drop wisdom on her Twitter followers between events:

We are impressed (and inspired).

(H/T New York Post)

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