Thursday, April 28, 2011

One Month Post-Op and Zoe Koplowitz

Four weeks post-op...

Two weeks since I started PT...

One more week with the crutch and brace, says my therapist.  Still have to limit time spent on my feet.  But, I am seeing some improvement from when I began the therapy.  

As I continue to "crutch around" I have had memories pop into my head...

"Have a dream, make a plan, go for it.
You'll get there, I promise."

Said by Zoe Koplowitz, Achilles Track Club member with multiple sclerosis and diabetes, after finishing the 1993 New York City Marathon, on crutches, in over 24 hours.  Koplowitz has completed every New York City Marathon since that first one, plus Boston and London, all in over 24 hours, for a total of 22 completed marathons.  She continues to be an inspiration to all who hear her story.
 Zoe Koplowitz

New York 1993 was my first marathon.  After awakening the next morning, terribly sore but immensely happy, after having my coffee and a big post-marathon breakfast, I remember watching the news on TV in my hotel room in New York, and seeing this incredibly brave woman, Zoe Koplowitz, on crutches, surrounded by the New York City Guardian Angels, slowly, deliberately, walk across the finish line in Central Park.  I am sure she too was.. "terribly sore but immensely happy."


  1. I met Zoe twice. Once at an MS luncheon in Peoria, IL (about 1999), and a couple of months later on the marathon course in NYC. I stopped running at about mile 7 to chat a couple of minutes with her. She is really an amazing woman.


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