When you begin to lose your grip, remember what kept you holding on to begin with. 
Hope

Hope that one day your light will truly shine again.

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Long time no write. 

Seems as though life grabbed me by the horns and put me through the wringer with both hands tied behind my back;

tested my faith, inner strength, patience and understanding of life – all in one day 11/21/2016

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I hope daddy would approve. I’ve cried every night for almost two weeks remembering him. I never thought I’d miss anyone as much as I miss him.  

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Last year, I only ran one 10k race. This year, three – on three consecutive weekends. I didn’t do well and don’t think I even did my best. But, I did it. I feel proud of myself for not throwing in the towel because I was tired or because it was early or because it was wet. I’m proud of myself to know that even without the training I did last year, I finished. Next year, I hope to have improved results! 

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No longer concerned with the public affirmation of friendship –

She only wanted those late night conversations back. She wanted the honest, open two-way banter, the endless feeling of being important

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Dot to Dot

Sunday, I ran the 2nd leg of three 10k in the Heartland 30k. 74 minutes well spent. This coming Sunday is the final run in the series. If I can get over the mental barriers, I know I’ll do well. 

I am, however in 397th place out of 595 running the series. I’m kind of, soft of okay with that. 

Before and after pics… 

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the situation was complicated

more than the others

it was strictly on an as needed basis

on his command

no sidebar conversations in between

no unnecessary banter exchanged

it was unreal how things were kept

he was the decider

he made the rules, the appointments

told me where to be, when —

what to wear and he dictated everything

that happened

i was a slave to his requests

 

 

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