New learnings. I have been in Ghana for over a week now and I am realizing the power of the Internet and the Blog. I have met several Ghanaians who have come up to me and said “I have read your blog tell me more about your running”. I often forget about the blog so I am always surprised when people bring it up. I get slowly reminded of how powerful my little blog can be. I forget when a new young person googles “Dystonia” I may pop up. I forget that I am the little blog that can.
Life isn’t perfect nor is the Dystonia, but I do hope that when I write I can inspire someone new. I ran my first race of 2012 several weeks ago and it was amazing. I was shocked how hard a 10K felt, I was shocked I ran a marathon – 26.2 miles and then I remembered how amazing I can be. How amazing I am when I put my mind to something, in those moments I literally feel like I can move mountains. I often forget race day, but I am learning that I need to remember that feeling again of crossing the finish line….
So it took a trip to Ghana to remind me to write in my blog more often, to hope that people are still inspired by me and lastly to remind myself of how strong I am…and that no matter how many times I fall (and I will) what matters is how fast I get back up!