The amazing FFA Dorothy Beal gave us all the heads up about an amazing event in Boston on Friday. It is hard to put into words what this event meant to me and I probably will spend the rest of the week trying to do just that. It came at a perfect time for me in my life! A HUGE thanks to Dorothy for the information and Saucony for hosting such an awesome event!!
He was there to talk about memories of Micah True and to share his message of Running Free. It was a moving time since Micah was such a huge part of the Saucony and running family.
Former BC football player who was diagnosed with bone cancer in his Junior year at BC. He talked about "never accepting defeat" and how he ran out on the field at BC his senior year after beating cancer in his leg. He went on to play for a certain NFL team that we New Englanders don't think too highly of (NY Giants). The message that stuck with me from him was doing all it takes to get back to who you know you are. He is a football player and he wasn't going to let cancer take that away from him.
A world champion triathlete from Lincoln, Massachusetts who persevered through numerous injuries and thyroid cancer. Her message of persevering and positive thinking was an inspiration to dig down during those tough miles...tough days and be the champion you know you are.
"Boston" Bill Rodgers
I learned so much about this local running legend. Like how many times he DID NOT finish Boston. It made my DNF from this Winter not seem so bad. His quirky stories had you laughing and connecting with him! His big message...You can ALWAYS have a comeback! I'm banking on that one Bill...after baby comeback!
After we mingled and were able to connect with some of my AMAZING fellow FFAs and friends! It was so great to talk with these ladies in person!! More to come on this awesome event! They should have these at least once a month!!