Amy began her Amerithon journey in July of 2016. She planned for the challenge to take her just over a year to complete, but had no idea what life had in store for her that would make that goal even more difficult than she anticipated. In August of 2017, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and immediately had surgery in order to mitigate the effects. When she started the challenge she had planned four days a week of running, and three days of walking or biking, but after surgery exercise of any kind was out of the question.
We recently sent this message to our Run The Year participants and felt it was worthwhile to put out to the rest of the world. Read on for a few May Wishes from US to YOU...
May is finally here and optimism is in full bloom! No matter how many miles you have completed so far, this is the perfect moment to examine your mindset and focus on the opportunity to really get moving heading into the summer.
Divorce, bankruptcy, homelessness, and countless other obstacles tried to get in her way. But through it all she ran. Marilyn Simmons Bowe ran to stay sane; to stay focused as she refused to give up on her dreams. She ran all the way to earning her PhD, starting her own company, publishing two books, and inspiring thousands along the way.
A week ago the Run The Edge team tested out a new platform called GetVokl for our Back On Track Challenge. GetVokl allows us to both broadcast live conversations and facilitate group conversations in a round-robin style. You can see our live broadcast here if you missed it! We had a lot of fun...you might just get a few laughs if you watch...
Samantha’s life was forever changed when she fell off a roof and damaged her spine just over a decade ago. Medical experts told her that she would live with chronic pain for the rest of her life and may never be active again. At first she felt discouraged and didn't know where to turn. After gaining weight and suffering excruciating pain from spinal disc degeneration, she decided to make a change.
Most of us would give up on an active lifestyle after losing a leg and becoming wheelchair-bound for life. But most of us aren’t Jenny Sabbagh.
Some of our amazing Run The Year participants, photo courtesy of Regina Henderson
"For a lot of us, our jobs are very unhealthy and isolating. How do we escape that isolation and develop an authentic tribe focused on health and fun?" — Julie Hinson
I remember distinctly when I was a little girl my father constantly telling me to say “thank you” and be grateful for what I had rather than dwell on what I didn’t have. While I know I said thank you often, the concept of deep gratitude is not as easy as saying a few words.
Sights, Sounds and Musings of a Daily Walk
Pretty, pink peonies in perfect pom-pom shapes, and purple varieties a plenty. There were peach poppies too, but I particularly prefer the orange ones.
“Everyone on social media knows I was doing this race and now I feel so embarrassed. What do I say when they ask me how it went?” — Anonymous DNF athlete