This is my pal, Shane. Shane has MS and has refused to let it slow him down. Last month he competed in historic weather in Boston. This past weekend he battled the heat in the York Marathon. Warm temperatures make any activity even harder for Shane and anyone with MS. Below was an excerpt from an email Shane sent me after his race this weekend.
Last month we hosted a unique and inspiring event with our friends from Altra Running. It featured the founder of the brand and an all-around interesting dude, Golden Harper. He discussed a wide range of topics from being picked on for being the fast kid with the bright red hair to proper form on downhill trail running. The whole night came together very quickly and the feedback we have received has been very positive.
When I was twelve I began doing little runs around my neighborhood on Sunday night’s. I would run around my hood with my yellow Sony sport Walkman. I would do a mile or so around by my friend Timmy’s house. At some point that year we had a mile run that I took super serious and churned out a 7:30. Timmy missed the run because he had the flu but when he came back the gym teacher made him face the three-loop course around Ridgeview Middle School.