I was really inspired this morning when I read the article about Natalie Lewis. (click the orange link above to see the whole article)
I can totally identify with her story, because mine began in a sort of similar way. I started running to escape a not so great marriage to someone who’d rather drink than be a part of a family. Even though we never had kids (and thankfully I’ve remarried to a WONDERFUL man) I kept running. In the beginning, like Natalie, it was something I did reluctantly-but knew deep down in there- somehow it was good for me. Not just my body, but my spirit.
I still run, logging more than 110+ miles on my Nike+ last month. I do it though now for fun, for fitness, just because I still can. I won’t be whining about it, no way. Now that I’ve seen what Natalie can do, I have no excuses! You gotta keep keepin’ on, that’s for sure. Her accolades are many, but I love that her spirit is humble. She’s not boasting about her achievements, she just lived them. They were the stepping stones of her life. That is a cool way to be, in my book.
I hope that if I make it to 80, I’m still bringing it to the table everyday like she is!
By the way, the stairs they’re talking about that she does 20X a morning, they are NO JOKE. If you’ve ever done them (the wooden ones) you’ll do it one up and one down and wish you hadn’t the next day… 🙂
Be well and run on! have a great week running, ya’ll!