I remember the day that my life changed forever. A friend of mine encouraged me to take a run with her through the park.  I told her that there was no way that I could!  But her encouragement that day and my persistence made me realize that I could accomplish great things in life by taking it one step at a time and by believing in myself. It represented SO MUCH MORE than ‘going out for a run.” It represented A PHILOSOPHY. The realization that I really could accomplish the unthinkable. And it continues to shape my life and my…