Wednesday, September 26, 2012


21 years and 4 months ago, I was in a severe car crash that changed my life.

11 years ago I stopped using the brace and/or cane to help me walk everyday, instead I only use them on the bad days.

8 years and 2 months ago I signed up for a Learn to Run Clinic at my local Running Room.

1 year and 4 months ago I ran my first half marathon event.

2 months ago, my right glute muscle was finally strong enough that for the first time in 21 years, I was able to balance all my weight on my right leg, bend at the knee into a slight squat, & then lift back up without holding onto anything or anyone. It was shaky, but I did it.

1 month ago I ran a 30km race.

Today, September 23rd, 2012, with my friend Denise at my side, & our husbands at the finish, I became a Marathoner.

It has never been, nor will it ever, be easy.

It is always worth it.

There are only two words you need to remember, when faced with a challenge, no matter how big or small.


There are a lot of people I need to thank, but today, I just want to say.



  1. You are amazing and truly an inspiration to all of us who think we can't.

  2. YOU DID IT!! I admit I just teared up with pride. I hope to one day also say I DID IT!! Congrats