Training For A Marathon


I’ve always wanted to run a marathon, especially after watching Corey and Bryan each run one through the streets of Chicago. The furthest I have run at one time is eight miles but I never took the time to train for a 26.2 mile race.

During these past 10 months I have felt like I’ve been gearing up for the marathon of my life and I am hoping and praying to do it with endurance and grace. After my last appointment at Mary Free Bed I realize that I need to get geared up sooner rather than later.

I met with a speech therapist about communication tools and she is encouraging me to make myself familiar with computer tools that talk for me when I am no longer able to do so on my own.

I met with a doctor that gives me injections for my frozen shoulder and he said frozen shoulders and hips tend to give ALS patients trouble as the disease progresses. I am so glad this doctor is amazing at giving shots because it sounds like I will be back to visit him often.

As Mark and I drive home from Grand Rapids after these very emotional appointments we both are in a daze and don’t know what to say to each other, but with the grace of God were are determined to finish our marathon training together.


8 thoughts on “Training For A Marathon

  1. Oh my dear! Your going to do this for sure:) and your not alone. show everyone that no matter what Is given to us in life, it’s up to us; to defy the odds. Teach others, what we have learned in each life experience. Praying for you always Rosemary, and I have been inspired through many of your thoughts, words and determination! Thank you:)

  2. Praying that on each and every day you feel the grace of God in some small way. May your faith help you endure and prosper.

  3. Cheering for your marathon every day, Rosemary. Your blog is such an inspiration – I look forward to seeing new posts nearly every day. Your family and friends are so supportive – loved the Chinese lanterns – would have been an awesome sight to see. I’m so glad you and Mark had 35 years —– if only there were 35 more for you both to enjoy. God bless you and your loving family. You and your family are always in my prayers.

  4. It is definately a marathon to say the least. While visiting you today, I wanted so badly to take your aching heart and hold it close to make it strong and fresh for each new day you face with these challenges. I am so happy you have so many friends and family in your corner helping with each new step you take. Praying for strength and endurance for you, Mark, and your family.

  5. You have phrased this new experience *very* appropriately!!
    We are cheering you on!! ….Mark also….as well as your family!!
    Love you so much!!

  6. Our prayers and thoughts are with you every hour of every day. You and Mark inspire us and make us so proud to be family. Know you are loved and thought of daily. Don & Ellie

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