2021 #RunningForResearch: Kelly Cartus – Therapeutic massage Remedy Basis

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Posted:Friday, September 10, 2021

Effectively, right here it’s, September 8, 2021.  It’s now 4 1/2 weeks out from the massive day!  It has been a protracted journey since being chosen by the Therapeutic massage Remedy Basis to symbolize them within the historic Boston Marathon.  It has, at instances, been a troublesome journey for me.

I’ve logged over 1750 coaching miles, I’ve suffered a couple of annoying accidents alongside the way in which (fractured foot, a pair again points, a shoulder damage), and I’ve typically struggled with mojo.  I’ve run in early mornings, lunchtimes, later within the night, and typically greater than as soon as a day.  I’ve run in a myriad of climate situations, as solely Buffalo, NY can supply!  You identify it, I’ve run in it!   I’ve achieved loads of groaning, sighing, crying, maybe a bit swearing.  However all the time I bear in mind my goal: to boost funds for this glorious basis that conducts analysis, educates, does neighborhood outreach, principally validates my chosen career of being a licensed therapeutic massage therapist.

I’m humbled and honored to be doing this.  I’m extremely grateful to everybody who has supported me (therefore, supported MTF) alongside the way in which.  I’m so excited to have the ability to lastly meet my teammates in particular person, to fulfill the individuals who selected me for this wonderful experience, and to expertise the Boston Marathon, actually one thing I by no means thought was potential.  Onward I proceed, full steam forward, on the street to Boston.