I have not put together a post in a while and that is largely in response to the fact that Boston is still on my mind. Two weeks ago we were all reminded of our humanness. We remembered that we are all fragile and that this life is fleeting. We were reminded to be grateful for our lives, our families, our friends, and our limbs.
The Boston bombings last month really got me thinking about how grateful I am for my health and the physical ability to be active. It must be heartbreaking to wake up after surgery to the reality that your body has been changed forever.
NBC recently did a story about OEF and OIF veterans who lost limbs as a result of IEDs. These veterans helped the Boston bombing victims simply be relating to their experience and giving them hope for life after loss. It was moving to see just how close these veterans and survivors became even after only having met briefly. The human spirit is an INCREDIBLE thing folks.
Every time that I have felt sorry for myself or felt like I didn’t have it in me to tackle a challenge, I reminded myself of the resiliency and hope of the human spirit. Sometimes we accept limits or boundaries to what we are capable of achieving. The truth of it is, with the right attitude and mindset, you can do damn near anything you want to do!
In that same vein I have decided to challenge myself in honor of those being challenged today as a result of last month’s events. I plan to run 100 miles by the end of summer. This means between the end of may and the beginning of August, I plan to run a total of 100 miles. If you are interested in challenging yourself or just looking for away to honor Boston, run with me! Check out our facebook group and join us in the 100 mile challenge.
Peace, love, and praying for Boston,
The Hungry Wife