Hello all, in 2000, I ran my first Marathon. It was the Boston Marathon. Twenty-two years later, I am still hooked on running 26.2 miles. Running has been an amazing activity for me.
However, my journey in life has not always been an easy ride. I had my share of failures and struggles. For example, I always struggled academically. I was very insecure about not being “book smart”. Never made it through a 4-year college. Struggled with reading comprehension + writing.
All my failures, I believe, were gifts from higher above. My path was redirected, which led me to the world of running. I love running!
As I flew back to Boston, I had plenty of time to reflect on the fun events this weekend. I am so blessed to be able to still run at the age of 52. I have so much to be thankful for. I am very pleased with all my running accomplishments throughout my life. I have run many consecutive Boston Marathons for various charities, at least 17, and many other races that pushed me to reach my best. I am so fortunate to be able to continue running marathons. I realize some people may never be able to run a mile or even 26 miles. I am so honored to have the gift to run.
Now at age 52, I have a new running goal. I am going to try to run many consecutive Dopey’s.