He Finished What He Started

I’m thrilled to both congratulate and feature hubby Bob Socci, who ran the 125th Boston Marathon last week as a member of the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism charity team. We supported him all along the way: Over months as he trained and raised money for this amazing nonprofit, and then all day Patriots’ Day as he ran the famous course. I’ll let him tell the story in his own words. Check out Soaking it all in, a Mile at a Time from his own blog, A Voice for All Seasons.

Here’s a teaser:

‘I’ll think about it.’

I met Mike Palmer a few weeks after the 123rd Boston Marathon at an annual gala for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. Mike, who’s autistic, was an honoree, having just run the race on behalf of the organization. 

Father to an autistic son, I first saw in Mike a role model determined to meet his own expectations instead of limitations imposed by others. He set his heart on a goal and achieved it. By the end of the night, he set his mind to convincing me to do the same.

“You should run with us next year,” Mike said, excitedly pitching the notion in front of others. 

On the spot, I laughed, expecting nothing to come of it.

“I’ll think about it.”

Here are the famous Make Way for Ducklings statues, decorated for the marathon in the Boston Athletic Association’s colors!
Well, he thought about it, and he ran it! Here is hubby and kids at mile 15, in Wellesley, MA.

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