It’s been four days since I completed what I once would have considered to be an unattainable task. A task that just a few short years ago I would never have considered being a part of. A task that pushed me to new limits as a runner and as a human being. A task that was about something so much bigger than the world I live in.
I ran 166 miles in 6 days for MS. I ran 166 miles in 6 days for MS.
That’s not a typo. I wrote it twice because it’s worthy of reading twice and really absorbing it’s meaning.
I’m still struggling to translate the overwhelming emotions I have been feeling into words after completing my segment of the MS Run the US relay. I do know this. Completing something for a cause bigger than myself and pushing my personal limits has changed me as a person. Looking back to my training and the run itself across rural Nebraska has changed me in ways I cannot yet describe or even fully understand. I am okay with this. I know time will bring me clarity and more bright new opportunities.
I’ll be posting more details about my segment soon. I know you are all dying to hear the nitty gritty of it all. For now, I’m going to leave you with a few photos from the week and one last note-
I have been asked if I would do this again. I can without a shred of doubt or hesitation say YES! Yes, I would run to cure MS again!
Part of my awesome support crew:
Nebraska cows, blue skies, and green grass:
My mantra bracelet and MS para-cord bracelet my daughter made for me: