Last year, I wrote this about Boston 2014...
Boston 2014 was the kind of day many needed. A wonderful high to balance the darkness, a chance to honor loved ones, a step toward healing, a memory to cherish, and for some I am sure it felt like a chance for a fresh start.
Boston Strong :)
and Lora http://www.crazyrunninggirl.com/
and Janae http://www.hungryrunnergirl.com/
and if you are running it and I didn't know, please tell me in the comments!
I told this story before, but it seems appropriate today...
My father was an amputee, he was hit by a car and his leg was crushed. Infection spread to his bone and he went through a few surgeries till eventually there wasn't enough of a leg to attach a prosthesis too. My dad spent 20 years on crutches before he passed away in 1986.
My pop got pretty good with those crutches though, he would play with me and try to "run" and he was fast! He dreamed about running. He often talked about running as fast as he could while growing up, and he missed being able to have that wonderful feeling of exertion.
|My Dad before he lost below the knee cap|
|My Dad didn't take many pictures with his missing leg, I have very few (yes that's me)|
|That's me at 2 years old - my Dad battled infection for years after this|
I should be grateful I am on my own two feet.
Whether you can run like those who can qualify for Boston, or a bit slower like me (◕‿◕) running is a gift!
Try to take a moment on your next run and just enjoy how wonderful it is be strong and running!
Hope your runs are happy ones,