I’ve been so inspired today by✌️stories that touched my 💜 and made me shed a few tears. I couldn’t not share with you all.
1️⃣ On my recovery run today I listened to @rambling_runner . This was a recent one with @runrchic1 (Hollie Hughes) where she talks about her journey to finish the Wineglass Marathon in 3:08 while pushing her sweet boy in his chair. Oh my goodness- this story warmed 🔥 my heart in SO many ways. You can just tell what an amazing mom she is, and I was SO inspired! I couldn’t do the story justice if I tried, you have to listen! But I’ll tell you that my favorite parts were when she kept referring to the race as “their race” and and when Jonah yelled out to the other runner’s inspiring words during the last 6 miles. Seriously ALL the feels!! 🤗
2️⃣Then, I was reading the news (which for me is running websites) and I checked out the Runner’s world.com website. Here I saw this video on their homepage about Justin Gallegos who was just given a Nike contract. He has cerebral palsy and is currently trying to break 2 hours in the half marathon. He’s the first person with cerebral palsy to become a professional athlete! This kiddo’s determination and passion are beyond my comprehension- I was seriously in awe of some of his positive quotes and work ethic. It’s a 3 minute video- watch it!!
These stories were SO inspiring in so many ways, I just had to share. It really made me think twice about the dumb things I get hung up on from time to time- like a crappy run, my pace being off by a few seconds, knots in my calf, a bad day at work. I know it’s natural to have worries and frustrations, but good grief, watching/listening to these stories really puts things into perspective, you know?