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CHALLENGE YOURSELF

note that says "Do what is right, not what is easy" 
I've never been a fast runner, but I've always enjoyed distance running.  Maybe it's the feeling of accomplishing a goal mileage, but I think it's mainly because I like clearing my head.


When I was going through my brain injury rehab there were days I just wanted to clear my head and process some of my thoughts.  Before the accident, I use to do this by running or going on a motorcycle ride.  I wasn't able to use my normal coping mechanisms for about a year, which was frustrating.

Once I finished my rehabilitation I was excited to hit the pavement and start building my weakened muscles back up.  I then found out I needed ankle surgery and about 4 more months of physical therapy.  

Propped up bandaged leg, holding a cup with a coozy that says Bummer
 

So when we rang in the 2019 New Year I decided one of my resolutions was to run a 1/2 marathon.  I called my friend Zack and asked if he would join me.  We trained for the next couple of months.  Each mile I ran I thanked my body and mind for an ability I once took for granted.  I've never smiled when I ran, but that day I ran 13 miles with a huge grin and my best buddy by my side.  Never stop pushing yourself.

  



Comments (2)

  • Shoppe 815 on January 15, 2020

    Thank you Kori! It’s awesome that you’re starting to walk and hopefully enjoying some nice spring weather! I thought I might be setting myself up to fail with this run, but I figured if I set the goal high. If I couldn’t do the run, at least I pushed myself to try and even if I got 1 block it was more then I was able to do before. We always pushed ourselves to achieve cool things, somethings never change. Go team!

  • Kori on April 07, 2019

    Get it girl! I think it’s the Mom in me but I have to tell you that I’m proud of you. You are one of the toughest chicks I know and you constantly inspire me. I just started getting myself going on walks again because like you said, it’s just a way I like to clear my head and reflect. I hope one day I will be up to doing a half marathon. ❤️

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