Summer 2006 Profile
Jane is a breast cancer survivor, but she doesn't focus on this past hardship. She's just launched herself into a new career teaching preschool, and she's excited to take on other new adventures. While she knows how to sweat it out as a speed walker, she wants to see if she can step it up some and become a marathoner. She recognizes, however, that she has to balance her incredible desire to run the Boston Marathon with her concern about a family history of heart disease.
Jane's Race Results & Update
Are you still running, four months later?
What else has stayed with you?
I've also made some wonderful friendships. It's very interesting when a group of very diverse people come together but have a common denominator, how they quickly bond. I think we were also very special in terms of the support we offered each other. We really wanted all of us to finish.
Another thing I took from this experience is the knowledge that almost anyone can run a marathon with the proper training and mind-set! I never understood how someone could run 26 miles. I can now. It's been fun telling people that I "ran the Boston Marathon." They have a hard time believing it, since I was never a runner and am no spring chicken. When I answered the ad for this experiment, I never in a million years thought I would be chosen because of my age. I was given a wonderful opportunity.
What it all meant
MANY, MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT.
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