I was devastated to learn that my sweet friend, Marcia was told she had a stress fracture.
I had a revelation at my 10k back in April that I'm not sure I ever really shared on here.
I was so stoked to run that race and PR at 55:03.
But what impacted me even more than a PR was the few wheelchair-bound spectators I saw on the side lines.
Those wheelchair-bound spectators that were cheering on the thousands of runners and walkers that had the luxury of using their legs.
I had to swallow back the tears during that race when I would pass someone who was unable to run yet still cheering me on so I could accomplish my dreams and goals.
It was at that race that I coined a personal mantra: "I run for those who can't!"
(This race was 2 days before the Boston Marathon. Where that mantra proved even more inspiring!)
So when I read that Marcia's doctor sidelined her for 4 weeks, I knew right then, that I wanted to Run for Marcia!!
And seeing how hashtagging anything makes it that much more awesome, #RunningforMarcia came to be!
I told Marcia to send me what she would have run for the week; had she been able to.
So she did!
And I tried to stick to and follow her schedule as closely as possible!
I'm actually really enjoying this!
I had a bad case of the don't wants last Wednesday and the one thing that got me through those 5 miles was thinking, "Marcia would kill to run right now!
So Marcia has sent me her projected running schedule for this week.
And let me just tell you...homegirl is nuts!!!
I need to get on her level and just pray I can even log in half of the mileage she would be doing this week had she not been injured!!
But we'll see how I stack up to all of that next week.
She is my inspiration and my motivation.