So, I am training to run my VERY first marathon!
I am both honored and excited to have been invited as part of the Race for Rehab Team at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. My husband, Lincoln and I, have become involved with Spaulding in the past couple of years. We have been moved by the many stories of recovery and success of many of Spaulding's patients. I have been inspired by the strength and courage those patients have shown in the face of the circumstances in which they found themselves. It has occured to me that any one of my family, friends or even myself might someday be in need of the services and treatment provided at Spaulding, and just how lucky we are to have such an outstanding facility in our own backyard. I have been inspired to reach beyond my own comfort level, to dig deep and train for the unbelievable challenge of running 26.2 miles. If countless patients at Spaulding can dedicate themselves to success, surely I can do the same!
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is the largest provider of rehabilitation medicine in New England. With its flagship located in Boston, MA, the network is made up of Spaulding Boston, Spaulding Cape Cod, Spaulding North Shore, Spaulding Cambridge, 23 outpatient centers and two skilled nursing facilities throughout Massachusetts.
It's dedicated team of specialists help patients get back into the action of their every day lives as soon as possible – often with astonishing results. They offer seven major inpatient programs, each of which is interdisciplinary to bear on the needs of each patient. They offer Rehabilitation programs for Amputee and Vascular Disease, Brain Injury, Cardiac, Child and Adolescent, Musculoskeletal, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.
When I head out to run alone, I take that time to reflect, think and appreciate those things in my own life I may often take for granted. Now that I have added new focus to my running, I am conscious to continue to be reflective during those runs and appreciate even more the ability and freedom I have to put one foot in front of the other.In addition, I am so lucky to have the support of my friends, family and my training partners who will help make this adventure possible. I hope you can help me achieve this goal to help Spaulding's patients and famiies, and to cross the finish line on April 15th. Thanks!
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