Running the Boston Marathon is a dream come true and a celebration of my 20 years as a member of the AMTA! I was moved to tears of joy when I recieved my call from the Massage Therapy Foundation! This means so much to me.
Massage Therapy has been a valueable partner to athletes at the Boston Marathon for years. I am so excited to be on the course of the Boston Marathon with the person who inspired me to start running 10 years ago. This will be his 18th Boston Marathon in 2018. He referred himself into my office 10 years ago, after seeing my sign on a run. It was the week before the Boston Marathon and he, like many athletes and elite athletes, schedule Massage Therapy before and after the race. His story of overcoming physical challenges and running his first marathon was inspiring. I bought some running shoes the next day and joined a running class on the 3rd day. Since then I have completed 4 Marathons, several Half Marathons, and 5k's. The message of running has spilled over to my husband, family and friends. I am so grateful for his message 10 years ago.
Running isn't just a sport to me, it's a healer. Running has helped me through and past many of lifes ups and downs. In 1999, I watched my father pass away from a rare lung disease. I am grateful for every breath. To be able to run is a gift! I have a deep respect for taking care of the body God gave us. Life is precious and our vessels are a gift. I am also in my profession of Massage Therapy because of an amazing mother who instilled the value of prevention, health, and wellness. This is such an honor to celebrate health, wellness, and our profession at the Boston Marathon. I invite you to follow and run with me on this journey! Stay healthy and be good to your vessel! Yes, and get a Massage! Your life is worth it!
I plan to do my best on this prestigious course!
- Aim for the Moon! If you miss, you might hit a Star!- W. Clement.
Thank you for this opportunity and please support Team MTF!
Massage Therapy Foundation Inc wrote:
Team Massage Therapy Foundation - Running For ResearchMassage therapists play a big role in the Boston Marathon by helping athletes at all levels prepare and recover from this great event. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the John Hancock Marathon Non-Profit Program to bring more awareness to the benefits of massage and the need for more massage research funding.
Each of the runners that will be on Team MTF - Running for Research is related to massage industry in some capacity. We look forward to working with the team and appreciate your continued support.All donations for this fundraiser go to the Foundation, and help us to continue to advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.
If you would like to know more about our mission, please check out our website at www.massagetherapyfoundation.org.