On June 18, 2014 my life was changed forever. I had just turned 40. As a mom of two young children and a wife I had it all, a great career and a loving family. I was a runner training for my first 1/2 marathon. Life was good. But 15 days after my 40th birthday I was in the hospital fighting for my life, I had gone into Septic Shock.
I spent a little over 7 weeks between the hospital and rehab and came home on August 8th.
"Celebrate the little victories in life, those can lead to the biggest changes." This phrase came to me during my run. I had to be reminded by my husband on the things I was doing and how far I had come and not on what I could no longer do. There were days were I was negative and just focused on what I could no longer do, which for me was mainly running. My outlook and perspective only changed when I started looking at the positives and stopped focusing on the negative.
I was mad for awhile, wondering why me. Losing my toes was a bigger hurdle than I thought it was going to be, and as a runner being told I would never run again was pure devistation.
I started the #toelessrunner to take something that happened to me and turn it into something positive. To show others that no matter what you can reach any goals you set your mind to. My road was not an easy one and it wasn't a short one either. It took many years of hard work and a series of ups and downs to get where I am today, but I made it.
To date I have run three 1/2 marathons, and I am registered to run the Kiawah Island Marathon on December 10, 2022!!!
Life doesn't always turn out as we planned but sometime the plan God has for us is far better. I can honestly say I am living my best life, and I wouldn't go back to the way it was before.
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Join us in spreading comfort and joy this holiday season for the patients at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Cambridge MA
Each $25 donation sponsors a self care kit for a patient that include a selection of these safer products: body wash & body lotion/shampoo & conditioner/toothbrush & toothpaste
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Robyn Clayton was our Winner!!!!!! Congrats !!!
We have a winner!!!! Kathryn Sabo is the winner of the $50.00 OOFO's gift card !!!
Thank you to all who participated. I will announce next weeks contest and prize tomorrow. Stay tuned!
To enter this weeks contest all you need do is to register your email with my site. $50 #OOFOS gift card is not something you want to miss out on. I wear mine all the time.
A $25 donation will buy a kit for the patients at the rehab center where I was once a patient. A kit will include: Shampoo/Conditioner; lotion; toothbrush/toothpaste
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Congrats to Marie Hobson!! She is the winner! Thank you for your donation to this worthy cause!!
WIth a $25 donation you have a chance to win this wonderful prize box.
Box includes: a hydroflask/ a Headsweats Hat & Scull Cap/ My Memoir/ and Gripper Socks
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You can donate via whosaysicant.org or Venmo Myatt-Meier
We will pick a name next Wednesday April 25th
Lori from Choco-a-Latte has donated a Belgian Milk Chocolate Bar to the prize baset!
Still two more days to donate! Stay tuned this Wednesday for the winner and next week's contest.
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