Just like in years past, I tuned in yesterday to follow along during the Boston Marathon. Although a busy day at work prevented me from spending as much time following along as I would have liked to, it was still awe inspiring to see so many people from so many walks of life take to the streets of Boston. One of the most inspiring images I saw yesterday was of bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory DiMartino.
Seeing images like this makes me think long and hard about why it is that I run. More importantly than any other reason, I run to prove to myself that I can do it. Prior to starting to run a little over two years ago, I never imagined that running would be, or could be, a part of my life. But it has become a major part of my life, and now I can’t imagine my life without running as a part of it.
Sure, the speed at which the elite runners run at is inspiring in its own way, and by no means do I want to discredit their abilities. But for me, its seeing people overcome the odds that are the most inspirational, and remind me why it is that I push my own boundaries and refuse to let my own obstacles dictate what I can or cannot do.
Its people like Rebekah Gregory DiMartino that made me want to push myself on the treadmill last night after a long day at work. I could have easily said that I was too tired and spent the evening relaxing on the couch instead. Instead, I walked into the gym, and found the motivation to push myself forward. Thank you Rebekah for inspiring me!
QOTD: How does the Boston Marathon serve as a source of inspiration for you?
I’m linking up today with Erika from MCM Mama Runs, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, and April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere for the Tuesdays on the Run Linkup. Be sure to check out their posts as well!