When: June 25-26, 2022
Where: Coventry, United Kingdom
Result: 40 miles
It just felt good to run a race
In England after all these years!
Leaving behind those Crohn's fears,
“I can’t tell you how much your spirit inspires me every day. You looked the impossible in the face and said, “fuck you” – not because you knew you could overcome it, but because you knew that, odds were, you could not.”
Allow me to expand on this a little now. We knew the odds were against you. We knew that, after years of Crohn’s disease interrupting your training at every opportunity, it was unlikely that you would make it to the finish. But you showed up for the journey.
Oh, my friend. You have taught me so many lessons. The greatest of these lessons: you have to show up for life. And most importantly, you have to show up on the days when you don’t know if everything is going to go the way you hope it will. You have to show up on the days when you know things probably won’t go according to plan. You have to show up on the days when you don’t even know what the plan is. When you don’t know if everything will be okay. When you know there is going to be pain and struggle. When you know you probably won’t succeed. You have to show up for the journey. Show up and be open to whatever may come. Show up and treat the people around you with love and kindness. Appreciate their existence and let them know. You don’t have to be 100% ready. You don’t have to have it all figured out. But you have to show up for life."