Thursday, April 22, 2010

Memorable Monday

I was fortunate enough to be able to run the Boston Marathon this year. It was truly a remarkable day, a day to remember. I was treating the run basically as a training run for the Western States but things just turned out perfect.

Before the race started, I was overcome with this tremendous amount of gratitude. Approx., three years to the date, my life had become quite unmanageable. I was quite unhappy and lacked a sense of who I really was and what I wanted to do with my life. It is amazing in such a short time how things have changed. Certain people were put in my life and now there is no holding back. Instead of existing in life, I'm living!

If you have never been to a Boston Marathon, it is a truly amazing spectacle. The crowds, the music, the fellow runners, it is truly amazing. I felt so strong throughout the whole race and seemed to be floating along the race. I am more of a Clydesdale than Thoroughbred but for one day I felt fast. I know for certain that I had my guardian angels with me. Everytime I lace up the sneaks, I think of Owen and all little babies with SMA. Thoughts of Owen and my newest friend, Gwendolyn were with me throughout Boston. I also had alot of thoughts and memories of my dog Beau, who passed away in December.

I am a very grateful man and can't wait until the Western States. Till next time.....


  1. So inspired! I took up running after losing our daughter to SMA and absolutely love how it makes me feel, thoughts of Georgia always on my mind. I am now too pregnant to run for at least a couple more months but am looking forward to getting back into it. Maybe one day we'll meet in Boston, it's on my list of things to do in honor of our Georgie.

    You are an inspiration to so many. Thank you!!

    Kristen (mom to Calla (6), Maya (3) Georgia(passed away one year ago aged 6 months) and soon Aria.

  2. Hi Stephen,
    I found your blog through Gwendolyn Strong. My son Karson has Type 1 SMA and I just wanted to Thank you for love and support
    Love Jody