|Me in Boston, November 2008|
I have spent the past twenty years of my life as a runner. I run to burn calories, to alleviate stress, for fun and as a means of transportation. I have maintained the motto, "I will run today because I can" throughout my life. My heart aches for all those people who have lost limbs because I know what it is like to feel the need to run. The need to run is as necessary as breath for some.
We live in a society which encourages us to fuel our body with junk or worse yet lead a sedentary life. In honor of all the victims in Boston I would encourage each and everyone of you to head out on a run, a walk, a hike or a bike ride and take a few moments to truly appreciate your limbs. They work hard for you each and everyday whether you realize it or not. The human body is amazing, so I will do my best to appreciate how it carries me up mountains, walks me along streets and allows me to run, run and run.