About

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Thanks for checking out my blog. My name is Lynn.

I became interested in the marathon after the 1984 Summer Olympics. But it wasn’t until 22 years later when a friend of mine developed an incurable form of lymphoma that I actually laced up my first running shoes. After completing my first marathon, I was hooked.

I was on my way to completing my goal of 5 full marathons and 10 half marathons when I started having troubles of my own. I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis (TM), a rare neurological disorder. I have kept running even though some people think I overdo it. I have found that running minimizes my TM symptoms. In fact, I recently read that research indicates “exercise can promote functional recovery.” There is no stopping me now.

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 12.48.49 PMWhile this may be taken out of its original context, it kind of sums up how I feel now – I am running as much as I can. For me it is not about the medals (or as runners refer to it, the bling).  It is all about moving, a gift many people take for granted.

I am motivated by extraordinary people who pursue their goals of running marathons and ultra marathons, completing triathlons, biking across country, hiking thousands of miles, or whatever – the people everyone writes off as crazy.  They give me inspiration to pursue my own goals of running an endurance race in each of the 50 states and all 6 of the Major Marathons.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Congratulations on your Hat Trick. So glad you’re back running again. I loved all the inspiring runners you encountered and how you drew strength from them.

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