Amazing What The Body Can Do In 4 Months

28 Oct

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From open heart surgery in June, to achieving a target of running 6 miles in 60 minutes. This is one snapshot into my journey back to recovery after repair of a congenital heart defect. To many athletes, 10 min/miles is barely a recovery run. To me, it is a small achievement that allows me to track progress back to my previous level of fitness and beyond. I am not a bionic woman, just very determined and prepared to work hard! My run today was hard, hurt all of the way but meant a lot to me. The desire to succeed is far more powerful than a nagging tiredness. You have to REALLY want something if you are going to aim high. I have REALLY wanted to get better!

Many of my friends and family have become accustomed to having the ‘old Corinne’ back. I, however, do not take any of my physical efforts for granted. Each time I push my heart and legs just a little bit more, I remind myself of how lucky I am to be able to exercise.

2 Responses to “Amazing What The Body Can Do In 4 Months”

  1. bikerly 02. Nov, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    Corinne! you’re amazing. keep going.

    ps Twitter had a meltdown on me. I just noticed my account showed I was not following you so I had to re-follow. Have no idea what’s up.

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