November 7, 2010

Why run?

Last week my friend Liz sent me this awesome article about running marathons and I met to blog about it, but life got in the way.  Today I was reminded by many Facebook updates about my friends completing the NYC marathon.

This is a great article about why running is so amazing and how powerful and therapeutic it can be, if done without 14 gadgets, but instead the runner, a pair of shoes and a spirit for a personal best.

http://nyti.ms/bEYGaa

I find that personal best in every race.  I am beating all odds and it has been about a month since Tough Mudder, but lets be real my body needed the break.  I pushed it to its limit and recovery is equally important as my training.  In about two weeks, I plan to start training for 2011 race season!

I run because I have Dystonia and every day is a miracle and every time my foot touches that ground I often tear up.  What’s your finish time? What’s your pace? My answer to these questions – I finished with tears in my eyes.

My goal now is simply to inspire myself and others to find their inner athlete and find their personal best!  My friend John ran his first half marathon today and said I inspired him to run.  I can’t wait to run a race with him and others next year.   Run for what inspires you to be the best person you can be!

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2 responses to “November 7, 2010

  1. Hey Carrie,
    Nice to read your story. I ran the NYC Marathon on Sunday for DMRF, it was a great experience. I look forward to seeing how you’re doing.

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