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Boston Strong and Here’s to Not Losing Toenails

Mara Adams

Last October I walked the Portland Marathon in memory of my mother, Charlotte Adams.  I lost her way too soon and I miss her each and every day.  It took me a little over nine hours to walk that bad boy.

For those of you that don’t know, a marathon is 26.2 miles and whether you run, walk, hop, limp or crawl across that finish line, it’s like no other feeling in the world.  You’ve accomplished something very amazing and very special.

I lost three toenails in that effort.  Have you ever lost a toenail?  It’s kind of painful, especially if the doctor needs to pull it again because it’s growing in wrong.  Yep, that happened to me a couple of weeks ago.  Such is life, it will grow again.

Today is very special.  Today is the Boston Marathon.  My sister-in-law, Mara Adams, qualified last year to run today.  And run she did!  She’s an accomplished runner and finished in 3:25:36.  That’s fast and that’s amazing and that’s incredible all rolled in to one!

She wanted to do this to support those families who had loved ones that were hurt or killed during last year’s Boston Marathon.  Boston Strong!  It’s been a very special journey for her and one she won’t soon forget.  I’m proud of you sis!

Today I’d like you to put one big goal on your list to do in the next six months.  I don’t know what that is for you but whatever it is make it special and make it big!  Go for it!

If my Mom was here, she’d tell you life is way too short to just sit back and go through the motions.  Every once in a while you’ve got to reach deep and do that one thing that is life changing.

Marathons are life changing.

So is losing a toenail…ouch!

Make it a healthy day!


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