August 20, 2012

2.5 miles.

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!  

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2 responses to “August 20, 2012

  1. I want to say I first came across your site several months back as I was looking at dystonia and running. My 9 year old son has dyt1 dystonia and just had DBS this past month. He was once a very active boy who wanted to grow up and be a professional football and professional basketball player at the same time… He loved sports! When he lost his ability to run and recently walk–It was hard on him. He does have a positive attitude and has already seen some improvements and we hope soon he will be able to walk with ease. Seeing that you can do all of this is such an inspiration! My hope for him is that he will be able to run again too. Keep up the running and know that you help give all those with dystonia and their families a great deal of hope!

  2. Always available for (running) support … 🙂

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