We all battle our own demons or weaknesses….  If you are reading this blog, most likely you are a runner in some respect.  Perhaps running is your outlet to forget your problems, just to meet some friends for a nice conversation, or a place to blast your loudest music…

Find an inspiration to move forward.  It doesn’t even have to be an Olympian runner or a famous movie star.  For me it is always the “common person” who fights through adversity.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory, who endured more than a dozen surgeries on her left leg and, after amputating part of it last November, went on to rehab, learn to walk and even come back to finish the last 4 miles of this year’s race.

Use these people to get through your pain, whether it is physical….or emotional.

#BostonStrong #BostonMarathon #running #inspiration

Rebekah Strong

Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980's, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

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