The journeys of Becky, blind from retinitis pigmentosa, and her beauitiful guide dogs.
My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott
Monday, April 30, 2012
Teamwork. Running. Retinitis Pigmentosa.
My legs are still slightly telling me that I completed a 1/2 marathon on Saturday. Trying to put words into the experience. Deep Gratitude for my friend who ran 13.1 miles with me every step together in stride. (not to mention all the training and being my guide from the time we got out of the car to crossed the finish line and reunited with Cricket!) As I was running along chatting or listening at times it would cross my mind that she was keeping track of not only what was in her path but mine as well. A quick left for a sudden pot hole in the road, etc, etc, etc,. Forever grateful. Gratitude for my body for meeting the challenge. Gratitude for a beautiful organized course through tulip fields, waterfalls, golf course, with the mountains on each side of us. Visualizing it was joyful. It was a course with many twists and turns, various road textures - gravel, cobbled sidewalks, and road. We did it. Kind people cheering us on with many commenting on our teamwork.
We did it.
My two biggest fans were near the finish line cheering us on.
Later in the day we enjoyed a beautiful hike with the family. I'm a lucky girl.