We share a love for running. Matt runs as an outlet and a way to relax. If he doesn’t run he is almost as moody as when the Steelers lose. I run for fun and for exercise. We have run lots of races together, and by together I mean Matt finishes way ahead of me and cheers me on at the finish and then collects his awards for whatever age group or overall place he might have won.
|Matt and Sarah at the finish of the 2008 MCM -- Matt with a Boston qualifying |
time and sarah with a new PR (at that time)
The Boston Marathon is one of the few marathons in the country with a visually impaired category. He placed third in the division at the 2009 Boston Marathon. At the awards ceremony, he was approached by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and asked to run on their team. Matt had never been a part of an organization for the blind or visually impaired. It was our first opportunity to meet other runners of varying speeds and to be a part of a community that shared many similarities to Matt. He went back to Boston and placed second in 2010.
|Mile 17 - 2010 Boston Marathon|
Still Running Strong