Like any big achievement, this one was months in the making.
Taking longer and longer runs; learning how to pace yourself; preparing both your mind and body. It takes time.
It was a goal James (at right) and Noble Direct Support Professional Roman Leal had set as they worked together through our Participant Assistance & Care service.
All that training paid off on May 21.
Having mapped out a 13.1 mile path along the perimeter of Southeastway Park and a lap inside the park to change up the scenery, they ran the 2021 OneAmerica 500 Festival Virtual Mini-Marathon with James’ sister Celestia and mom Yvonne.
This celebratory selfie marks James’ 1st Mini-Marathon and Roman’s 22nd. Congrats on a race well run!