May 4, 2019
Today I ran 13.1 miles. The farthest I have ever run in my life …
Today’s run completes both a 10 year struggle and a 10 year goal for me. When I posted my story back in late November John B Adams Jr. reached out to me with an offer to help me reach 13.1 — despite chronic leg/knee pain, severe scarring, nerve damage and … all sorts of physical issues that go along with severe injuries that require at times a daily change to a run/fitness plan and a specialized type of coaching.
And today. Today. After so many “No’s” and “Can’t Dos” today… after ten years and five months with the help and encouragement of one of the BEST coaches I have ever met or worked with…. I ran and finished with no bloody scars, no raw nerves tormenting and burning the top of my skin and no psychosomatic pain responses giving me hell… today- instead of no, I found YES.
13.1 MILES. DONE. I DID IT!!!! —- sweaty and emotional…. I DID IT.