What a race and what a day! Crossing the finish line, as difficult as it was, left me with such a sense of joy. Running, I can say now after such a long wait, is pure fun again. I ran 2:44:44, which I am satisfied with; however, what fueled the fun over the last half of the race was the combination of strenuous effort required and the remembrance of all the support I’ve received during this Boston Marathon cycle. I’ll provide a fuller recap of the race later after I’ve had some time to decompress.
In the meantime, I’d like to place the attention and my deepest thanks to those who supported the cause that I adopted for this marathon, because its circumstance kind of adopted me. $1,720 raised! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know the money we raised to support those with the most difficult, stubborn, undiagnosed rare diseases is sorely needed and is appreciated greatly. Stay tuned to the blog, since I will provide updates on the progress of the sitosterolemia research, National Organization of Rare Diseases (NORD), and the rare disease community at large. Until then, put your feet up; you did a great job! And it’s not too late to donate if you want to!