Friday, October 28, 2011

Inspiration Friday

Here are two stories to enjoy and find some inspiration in this Friday morning.

The first story you can find here and is about 16 year old Sami Stoner, who is legally blind and running on her cross country team in high school with a guide dog. How cool is this? She is an amazing example of "no excuses" and about finding a way to do the things you love no matter what. I love how she is showing that people with disabilities can do SO much more than most people think. My Noah is legally blind and this story just makes me smile BIG happy smiles.

The second story is that of Julia Chase-Brand who is 69 years old and racing this weekend. Chase-Band is one of the pioneers in women's road racing. From the NY Times article which you can find here, "Fifty years ago, when she and two other women ran there the first time, it was a widely publicized act of civil disobedience that became a pioneering moment in female distance running in the United States."

I am eternally grateful to and inspired by Julia Chase-Brand, Kathrine Switzer (first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon), and all the other brave, passionate women who were pioneers in women's running and racing and have paved the way for me and some many others to pursue our own passions and dreams.

Happy Friday!

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Teamarcia said...

Very inspiring for sure!
Woot for 9 days!

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

I love stories about overcoming adversity and like you said "no excuses." My dad had polio as a baby and is now in a wheelchair. He is my constant example of not giving up and not letting disabilities hold you back. So I am a sucker for these stories! Hope these last 9 days go well!!!

Lisa said...

I love reading inspirational stories like these. Kathrine Switzer is a hero of mine!

Good luck next Sunday!!