May this be as inspiring to you as it was to me. This beautiful soul completed a half marathon – with a TBI – and a migraine!
The Missoula (MT) Marathon and Half Marathon were run on Sunday, July 8, 2012. I ran the half-marathon. It was the first major running event I have participated in since my Traumatic Brain Injury. I completed the half in just over 2 hours. That was the hardest “race” I have completed. I was not running for time or place. Instead, I ran for the experience and the constant struggle to continue to live life post-TBI.
The half-marathon started at 6 in the morning, in order to beat the heat of the day. It was still dark when I arrived at the starting area via shuttle bus. It was 5 am. As I rode the bus, I reflected that I thought my days of pre-dawn bus rides ended with my Army service. It was a surreal ride. I kept checking to make sure I wasn’t in uniform and wearing OCIE (field gear). …
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