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“We live to dance another day it’s just now we have to dance for one more of us”

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted a “real” post and there’s so many things I want to share, and I don’t quite know how to organize the thoughts. 

The past 4 months since Kerry’s passing have been so very difficult, while some days are better than others, there’s never a day that goes by that I don’t miss her.   Kerry changed my entire life, and now I feel as if I’m slowing picking up pieces of my life that had shattered in her passing.  



I ran my first 5k race on July 9th, and hadn’t posted about it because Kerry died the very next day. 

It was a woman’s only race to support the Rockland Family Shelter. My close friend Alli ran it almost every year and encouraged me to sign up.  I couldn’t have asked for a better first race.  I ran with Alli and her friend Lauren who kept me at a slightly quicker pace, which was a great! 

Lauren in the white shirt, me with my Do Life shirt, and Alli in the purple!

36:21 finish with a 11:44 pace 

So since then, I’ve been running on and off.  I ran my first non-stop 5 miles in the park where we held a benefit for Kerry exactly the same time the past year. That was my best run to date, I felt amazing.  And I’ve had some pretty shitty runs too, running on the treadmill at the gym has been interesting.  I just got some winter weather clothing and hope to try and run outside in the mornings, I’m still very nervous about it being dark and what other running things I need to keep me warm and safe. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

What’s next : I’m signing up for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning with a few friends, Alli included :)   And another post possibly soon about toying with the thoughts of a half marathon… ekkkkk!

Thanks for being patient as I pick up the pieces and figure out this crazy life.

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  1. erindoeslife said: Congratulations on keeping up the running during some very trying times. Good luck on the Turkey Trot!
  2. countdowntooz said: I’m glad to hear you are doing well and improving with your running. It feels great doesn’t it :)
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