Benson – Julie

“I had just gotten out of the city, away from the devastation, and now my husband was heading directly into it.” – Julie Benson (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in 2013, Benson - Julie, F 35 - 39, New Hampshire

“I had just gotten out of the city, away from the devastation, and now my husband was heading directly into it.” – Julie Benson (April 15, 2013)

I woke up the morning of April 15 th, 2013, ready to conquer a marathon. Literally. I had trained for the past four months with every fiber of strength, passion, tears, and determination to run through eight cities totaling 26.2 miles. The winter of 2013 was an unforgiving one. My long runs were constantly tested through blizzards, ice, and sub zero temperatures. Yet I persevered because I believed I could do it. That I was strong, that nothing could stop me. “Bring it on!” was my mantra. One particular weekend I had a 15-mile run scheduled, but Mother Nature dumped two feet of snow in my...

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