- Stephanie McDuffie
- Hello I am Stephanie M. Freeman and I have created this to let everyone walk with me through my journey I am taking to accomplish my dream of qualifying for the Boston Marathon.Running is such a passion of mine. When I was 14 years old I experienced a life changing event that gave me this passion. I suffered a brain injury from a car accident that left me in a wheelchair & with no hope to ever walk again. For 2 months of my life I prayed for my miracle, and with strength and determination I proved all my doctors & nurses wrong... I walked again!When I run now a days I let this memory drive me harder than ever to be the best person/runner I can be! So therefore I know this goal of mine WILL happen for me and I will make most sure of it!
Friday, November 16, 2012
"Here I am at age 43, when I found myself standing in my garage in a new pair of running shoes, I knew that it was my moment of truth... Behind me lay 40 years of bad decisions and broken promises...
~ John Bingham
Author of The Courage to Start
Today I read the above quote on facebook and when I read it I stopped in my tracks... It hit me like a ton of bricks! I remembered exactly the day, the road and the run that my moment of purpose hit me! I was interviewed by a magazine editor recently and he asked me what exactly inspired me... I told him I may need some time to think on it but I honestly knew I didn't need it! In fact I immediately responded back to him and said "being told I would never be able to walk again and remembering like it was yesterday sitting in that wheelchair". When I run I NEVER EVER forget that moment in my life! It will always be the fire in my heart!! And I know without any doubts that this fire will lead me to my success!