Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The Courage to Start
Before I ran the 2009 Boston Marathon, I found this quote by John Bingham. Truer words were never spoken. Yes I finished the 2009 Boston Marathon and it was a glorious journey from those first tentative running steps to the finish line on Boylston Street but I had to find the courage to start after I uttered those fateful words, "And I want to run the 2009 Boston Marathon for Spaulding Rehab Hospital," even though I had never run a day in my life.
I was going to hang up my running shoes after a knee injury in December and then I was going to set a limit of only 5 miles if I were going to run again.
So how did I find the courage to start again after the knee injury? How did I find the courage to hold onto hope and not give up? The Universe sent me Dr. Ryan J.. Means, a healer chiropractor - a beautiful gift of a person in my life.
There's this fire that burns within me. I can't explain it. God knows that with all that happened to me, it should have been doused ages ago.
Dr. Ryan fans those flames.
The courage to start began as a flicker but with Divine Love and compassion and amazing healers who came into my life along with my partner Tom of almost 40 years I am burning ever so brightly; a beacon for others who may have lost hope and faith that in fact once you take that first step in the right direction, all things are possible.