Monday, March 18, 2013
Dh and dd drove to Moab for her to run the Canyonlands half marathon over the weekend. Of more than 3300 runners she was the 18th overall female, fifth in her I division. She had been struggling with a hip injury so took it easy on the run and talked to others the whole way. She is an elite runner and such an inspiration to me. I'll never run a half marathon, but maybe I can walk one someday. The only time I ever walked that far was about 8 years ago in the summer. I ended up hallucinating, had breathing and swallowing problems and was in the hospital twice for a total of two weeks. Docs said related to too much heat, too little water and an exacerbation of my ms. Maybe I can do a half marathon walk this summer on a cooler day with lots of fluids to last. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!