No additional narrative is needed to share this beautiful piece about how running can save you, no matter when you discover it. That being said, the story about Ms. Keeling is an incredible testimony to the fact that it is never too late to start and that daily activity will extend your life both in years and quality.
I teared up reading this account of Bobbi Gibb’s first Boston Marathon out of an appreciation for the walls she knocked down for female distance runners without ever asking for glory or recognition. I’m thrilled that she served as Grand Marshal for this year’s event, where almost 50% of the participants were female.
Finally, a not running related article that I’ve shared with every single woman in medicine that I know. I don’t know the woman behind this blog but trust me that if I ever figure it out at a conference, I will hug a stranger for the first time. Her willingness to share her struggles and challenges as well as her advice has been enormously helpful in my own decision making process.