I’ve signed up to run the Cap City half in May. When I signed up I had no idea we’d have such a horrible winter for training. And I had no idea my shoulder would be a hindrance. But I plan to run it nonetheless.
The pressure is off. I don’t have to be the best runner. My over-achiever tendencies died on 8.8.12. The time I set aside for running is very meaningful to me. I run alone. I walk when I need to. My playlist is carefully chosen. My memories of Drey running backwards, facing me and taunting me “come on Mom faster! You got this!” are top of mind. Yes, I definitely run alone. It is my time to imagine what could have been. What should have been. I shouldn’t be alone. But I am. And I won’t share that time. It’s mine. It’s mine and Drey’s.
On Thursday night a junior at Columbus Academy named Claire Glass took her life. Apparently she had been written up a few months ago in the the Academy magazine for some top achievement awards and was a brilliant gal. I am sharing this with you so that you can pray for that family. Heartbreaking. E
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It’s not possible to understand. So sad.