To some 2.5 miles means nothing, to me it means the world. For the first time in my life, I ran 2.5 miles without stopping. I couldn’t do it without the help of my new coach, coach Matt 🙂 He was there for me when he saw me wanting to give up, when he said in his tough love voice – do you want to be a quitter? My first instinct was “No”. Quitters don’t give up. I didn’t quit. I gave it my all and I ran 2.5 miles without stopping.
It is my dream to run 6 miles without stopping, it is my new goal. It is attainable. Every time Matt said are you going to quit, I thought about all the Dystonia kids that often do quit and have yet to read about someone who tries. I know that childhood dream of mine to run the 4×100 in the olympics will never happen, but I do know to run 6 miles nonstop for some is a jog in the park but for me it is truly a goal I have set for myself. And I won’t quit, what I will do is train and train properly. I won’t give up. I will run 6 miles and my journey begins. One of the lessons learned about watching the Olympics is that these athletes train and they never quit. World, watch me run 6 miles without stopping!