With Me Every Step of the Way

From James:

Happy Thanksgiving! Read our previous two posts to find out what we are thankful for.

So Young asked me to post the attached Word document on the blog. It’s an article she wrote earlier this year about why she runs. It also contains a few practical tips about long-distance running. She wants to post it because it has special meaning for her now that she is running an even bigger race.

“Every Step of the Way”

A couple of interesting things to note about how fanatical So Young is about running:

  • I wrote a journal entry on October 6, 2007 that says: “So Young ran 20 miles today and painted the dining room and foyer.”
  • So Young had a dream the night after we found out about the tumor. She dreamed that she ran one marathon and two half marathons, all in a row. When she woke up, she said, “I can’t believe I ran that far, and I’m not even sore!”
  • She knew she had found the right neurosurgeon when he told her he believes in God, he’ll pray for her, and above all else, that she can run. Short distances. Never alone. You have no idea how overjoyed she was about that.  “He gave me hope,” she said. She already plans to run a half in May 2011.

2 Responses

  1. Hi Ruby

    I read your blog and loved the piece you wrote about running marathons. I know how it feels at mile 20, it’s a bear. This tumor is a bear but you will finish this marathon as well and run many, many more. I want to wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. Take care. Love Charlotte (dutch omi)

    • Happy Thanksgiving, Charlotte! All the best to you and Bill.

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