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My Twisted Sense of Body Image

“Whoa!” I exclaimed, “ It looks like my leg grew back!”  After years of prosthetic legs that were made to look “real” but always left something to be desired and an eventual switch to the completely bionic look, I finally looked down at what appeared to be two human legs.  My left and right calves, […]

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48 Seconds

I FINISHED IRONMAN BOULDER !!! I am still telling this to myself over and over today because I still don’t believe it, and I still look at an Ironman as an insurmountable feat even though I just did one yesterday.  I think it’s going to take a while for the gravity of what I just […]

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#WhyIMove: No Longer the Designated “Non-Runner”- Emily H.

We were in the first quarter mile of a Monday evening Achilles workout in Wash Park and I turned to my running buddy Jessica and asked, “You know when I like running?”  She turned to me and responded, “When the weather’s nice?” “No,” I said, “I like running when I’m not running.” That statement pretty […]

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Emily H. – Humor

Growing up as a kid who wore a prosthetic leg, humor played a huge role very early on in my life.  Rather than being embarrassed or ashamed of my prosthetic leg, I used it as a prop to entertain myself and my friends, and doing this seemed to make others see my leg as something […]