I ran a 10 mile race with a client recently.
She has spent over a year recovering from a nasty skiing accident. Where she was in the wrong place at the wrong time and some guy slammed into her when he lost control.
So the last year of her life has been spent recovering. Dealing with pain. Not being the athlete she wants to be. I imagine she wondered, at times, whether she would ever be the sound, vibrant, active, pain-free runner she had been.
She worked hard. She was consistent. And persistent.
She started running again. Then entered this 10 mile race. To keep herself focused on the positive. Focused on the possibilities.
I wanted to run with her. For many reasons, but mostly because I deeply wanted to see her succeed. I admire her. She’s strong. Smart. Knows what she wants. I believed she could do it. I wanted to see it happen. Firsthand.