Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. I learned that from my mom.
5 marathons in 5 days for MS Run the US. The most I’ve ever asked of my body. I believe in taking every chance because some things only happen once. Tomorrow the journey begins, but I think this chapter started a long time ago.
When I was 4, I wanted to be She-Ra, the princess warrior.
When I was 5, I wanted to be a mermaid.
When I was 7, I wanted to be a ballerina AND a mermaid.
When I was 8, I dressed up as the first female Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor for Halloween in a robe my grandmother made for me. And fell in love with the law.
When I was 25, I wanted to be a lawyer. And I was.
When I was 27, I wanted to be a RUNNER. And I made myself one.
In the moments when I want to stop running over the next 6 days, I’ll remember why I started-MY MOM.
The woman who let me believe in mermaids and unicorns and real life SUPER HEROES like her. She has MS. I run for her. I run for everyone who can’t.
The moral of my story is that you can create yourself. Mom, I learned that from you.
Well wishes from friends, from family, from YOU, let me know I’m not alone. They reinforce every step. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! I appreciate you and your participation in this journey.
The world needs dreamers who do. MS Run the US is a team running from LA to NY. We run for a cure. The further we go, the stronger we get.
Remember, not all those who wander are lost.
Photo by Joe Ferrucci.