Well, it has been just over a week since I ran my 100 mile race. Given the weather conditions, with flooding on the trail and freezing temperatures, running that distance was even more of a challenge than expected. But I was able to finish the race in just under 24 hours time. Of 180 runners, I was one of 57 who was able to finish and placed 10th overall.
>> Checkout this Cincinnati Enquirer article about my participation in the race: Florence doctor finishes 100-mile race for children’s advocacy center
As my body continues to recover and I am able to reflect on all that took place on race day, I have to say, I could have never finished without the support of my friends, family and patients who contributed to my success. So consider this a huge thank you to anyone who encouraged me, prayed for me or donated to the Northern Kentucky Child Advocacy Center on my behalf. We ended up raising over $18,000 for abused children and families and they are still getting donations on my behalf until the end of the month. This has been a life changing experience for me and I’m glad you were able to support me in my efforts.
When I think about all the miles I ran in training for the race, or the 100 miles on race day, I like to think of the ultra runners’ motto: “we don’t have to, we get to.” I agree with this quote, as I consider it a privilege to be able to run at all, and especially to do it for a good cause.