Follow @RunningTerritory for more. I poured my whole soul out onto that course and yet somehow left feeling even more full of life and love and gratitude than before I toed the line. I am in such awe of the Boston community and unity that is born out of the collective struggle - a reciprocal, symbiotic relationship between runner and spectator. A transfer of energy. An exchange of power. The building of something great - the collective whole exceeding the strength of the sum of the individual parts. That is the power through which worlds are created, and by which the broken worlds are healed.
Thank you Boston for inspiring me to push into realms, previously unknown to me, and for disassembling and redefining the preconceived boundaries of my own human potential.
Such a fleeting gift to be alive and to have the ability to move.
I hope to move freely for decades to come, but I see in my patients everyday that nothing is guaranteed, and that not a single breath, or a single step, or the utterance of a single word should be taken for granted.
Life can change; it can all be gone, in an instant. And for that I'll run every race, and live everyday, and speak every word as if it were my last. 👣
(📷: @oakbarzadeh 🏃🏽: @tommy_rivs) #BostonMarathon #BostonStrong #Boston2017