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I just PR’ed a 5k race, whick about .1 of it ended up in a pretty bad thunderstorm.

my last 5k about a year ago was   36:21 finish with a 11:44 pace  and today I finished 35:06 with a pace of 11:18!  

Woot!  3 miles is still a hard distance for me! Saturday I attempt 7miles…. ekkk!!

I know I’ve fallen off the tumbler earth. 

The past year has been the hardest since we lost Kerry, but it’s changed me, for the better.  I don’t think I would be sitting in an apartment in Brooklyn, working at NBC or training for a half marathon if it wasn’t for her.  It took my world to shatter around me to be able to pick up the pieces and assemble them in a new way.

Brooklyn

I moved here in March after subletting 2 different places from Dec - Feb, it was a big decision and a really stressful process.  Between apartment hunting, finishing up my previous job and starting a new job at NBC, it was really difficult. My family didn’t want me to go, but I knew it was the right choice for me.  My apartment is decent, not in the greatest of buildings but I’m making it my home.  It’s close to a lot of fun things, the Brooklyn Museum and most importantly Prospect Park! I just got myself a bike so I can now expand my adventures and get to know the neighborhoods a bit better. 

Half Marathon

After my minor car accident last Sept, I had lingering effects of whiplash.  I thought a chiropractor would help me work through it, but I was wrong.  After 7 or so months of adjustments with the advisement to not run, I was so over the course of treatment.  I felt like I gave it enough time and at the end of the day I wanted to be able to run and continue the journey that I started.  So I went to an orthopedic and he prescribed physical therapy and said that rest is the worst thing you could do for whiplash.  That very same day I signed up for Team in Training (TNT) and decided to train for a half marathon.

I hope to be diligent in posting, especially through this whole training process!   Saturdays group run will be 6 miles (ekkk!!)

Really inspiring! Fighter never quits!

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Holland Reynolds and the San Francisco University High School cross country team rallied together to get their coach Jim Tracy, who had been diagnosed with ALS, his eighth state championship. This is truly inspiring. 

This is beautiful. Truly beautiful <3

Dare you to watch this video without crying and/or feeling a major surge of inspiration. It’s about nine minutes but so worth checking out.

Whether you run/aspire to run or not, we all have “finish lines” to cross in our lives, and we are only able to do so if we surround ourselves with people to help us along the way and an attitude of determination.

Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, “This is what I need.” It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment-not discouragement-you will find the strength there. Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege!! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow. Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the moments which seemed to be great failures, followed by wreckage, were the incidents that shaped the life you have now. You’ll see this is really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive. Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.”

- Joseph Campbell
what an amazing reminder of how to continue on living this life in positive ways even when you feel like everything is broken   (via megelish)
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