Thursday, February 13, 2014


During the start of yesterday evening's Aquatics Therapy class at Spaulding Rehab, I felt tired and my joints were achy given the never ending winter weather. We warmed up by gently running laps in the pool. We slowly increased the intensity of the cardio workout so that by about 30 minutes into the class we were really moving. I was able to notice how I was able to gain momentum during the class and by the end of the class, felt this wonderful cardio high.

And that got me thinking about momentum...

There are many quotes about momentum such as:

Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.
Bryant H. McGill

When you're that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can't really tell whether you have created the momentum or it's creating you.
Annie Lennox

And tying in with the never ending New England Winter theme:

I thought about a once blank page now a soon to be released memoir, "Coming Home: A Memoir of Healing, Hope and Possibility."

I thought about declaring I was going to run the 2009 Boston Marathon and seeing a year of training loom before me. 5 minutes of running turned into 30 minutes of running and then 1 mile became 3 became a 10K became a half and then a full marathon:

I thought about a whisper of having fund raisers for two of my friends running Boston this year for Spaulding and now Singing Boston Strong:

I can feel the momentum building as I count down 7 days to Singing Boston Strong: Karis' Karaoke for a Kause.

I can feel the momentum as runners build the miles and everyone counts down to the Hyannis Half Marathon; the premier training ground for Boston.

I can feel the momentum and building strength in my own life as I move forward, having healed so much of paralytic polio and trauma. And even when I feel tired or achy, I know that I can always dig deep and find that momentum that carries me through feeling incredible gratitude for all that is so right with my life now.

1 comment:

runwithken said...

You've got the big Mo, Mary!