LEARNING HANDS-ONLY® CPR MAY SAVE A LIFE. IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE.
After so many years of consistent exercise-walking and
treadmill time, arduous PT, and continuously digging up new wells
of patience and resolve, I can hit a 24-minute mile, a 77-minute 5K
and have entered several triathlons. That 6-year-old daughter has
picked up no small amount of my determination and has become a
teenager who still promises that she will run with me when I get rid
of the limp and finally am able to run. Maybe that will be in 2020.
I’m looking forward to it!
In 2014, Cady had a 7th-grade essay about a life-changing
event. She wrote about my stroke:
“She has been fighting to recover ever since. But my mom was
strong and determined, and I am glad to say that she is a fighter.
I’ve learned that over years, anything can be achieved if you are
determined enough. Look at my mother: She had a stroke, and after
only five years of recovery, she did the Cayuga Lake Triathlon.
This event has forever changed my perspective on the world.”
Indeed, sweetheart. Indeed.
Amelia Habicht lives in Ithaca, New York, and is available for paid
speaking engagements at events, races, or other gatherings, and for
freelance writing work. Contact her for a full resume and details. Amelia gets back into her “normal” training groove by swimming at Keezar Lake in Maine