You Never Have to Run Alone

You Never Have to Run Alone

This pattern continued for many years, until LIFE reared it’s ugly head and tossed me a curveball: a broken marriage. Surely I could run away from that on my own, too. It’s always worked in the past, running away from things that I don’t want to deal with, covering them with the cloak of “Serious Training”. Of course running will save me now, when I needed it the most! But with a broken marriage came a broken spirit, which inevitably led to a broken body. A body that refused to run. With no running, no marriage, and no family within 1,000 miles to help me with the day to day, hour to hour challenges of my life, I was left to run alone. But this time, I hit the wall. 

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Back to basics in more ways than one

Back to basics in more ways than one

I am greatly challenged by the dichotomy of wanting to fit in and assimilate with this new culture, but also hold true and be proud of my identity as an American. Running has always helped me feel grounded, normal and strong, which is what I need while I continue to adjust to this new life. When a pulled hamstring makes running impossible, I'm forced to find other ways to manage this transition. 

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