If you’ve got a spare ten minutes, then I highly recommend watching this video. It’s about a high school runner with MS and it’s very inspiring.
As a runner with MS myself – albeit a somewhat slower one: Kayla's 5km PB is 17:22, so a little bit faster than I can manage – I found this quite emotional to watch. I don’t quite need anybody to catch me at the finish line, but there’s definitely something about her determination to run that I recognise. It makes me feel good too, even though it is hard. Perhaps because it’s hard.
As her coach says:
“To beat it; to outrun it; to know you got every movement out of those legs while you still can. That’s why she’s running”
Yup. That’s pretty much exactly it. That’s more or less why I run too. You can’t beat it and you can’t outrun it, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying.
That applies to you too, by the way….
Go Kayla! Inspirational.
(hmm. I really need to get our fundraising page for next year’s London Marathon off the ground, don’t I?)