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.
This quote from Bill Rodgers 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.