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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.

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  1. Big congratulations. That’s fantastic. You must feel such a great sense of accomplishment. I can feel your pain getting there as I have a lot of nerve damage and issues that I’m trying to work out. It’s a slow process, as you noted, but you made it happen. You are a real inspiration.

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  2. Compliments, “West”. 13 miles is like 20 kilometers, right? Never ran that much so I am green with with envy.
    Good to have you back. Your pictures and thoughts have been missed in the Blogosphere.
    Enjoy your success.
    Brian

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  3. A perfect photo ~ can see the happiness/strength with your look 🙂 It is difficult enough to go out and achieve something significant when the body/mind is willing, but to be able to do it coming off of any injury, especially a severe one, takes a person with great character. Congratulations on this, and now Coach Adams will have to find new goals for you 🙂 Cheers to the week ahead!

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    • Thank you so much Randall 🙂 New goals: Marathon training in progress! Have a wonderful week ahead and try to get some biking miles in yourself, as I know you really enjoy it 😀

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