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The last year (more or less)… A list of excuses, and a bit of a backstory

In explaining how I got here I have to explain where we came from. So to keep it brief the last year or so reads a bit like this. 270 more words

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*Disclaimer: Every body reacts to medication differently. What works for me, will not automatically work for you. I encourage you to find a doctor that you trust and work diligently with them to find medication that will help you be your best.

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Confusion and delusion

After the second marathon, my brain started plying tricks on me.

It told me that I no longer deserved food because I wasn’t logging the same amount of miles anymore. 601 more words

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The follow up

I continued running in the months following my first marathon. I joined the swim team my freshmen year of high school as a mode of cross training, and found that nothing really satisfies the way running does. 380 more words

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Going the distance

There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner. -Dean Karnazes

I started running when I was 13 years old. It was the spring of 7th grade when I was beginning to realize how much I sucked at sports.

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The Prompt and the Progress - Day Fifteen, Poem Fifteen

I arranged the prompts by how harsh they felt and how much they would take me through my darkness to find my light. Did the “harder” ones first and now I am transitioning to the “easier” ones. 400 more words


The Progress – Day Fourteen, Poem Fourteen

I hope that these posts about the back story and process of my poem writing have been entertaining and/or helpful. I would love your feedback in the comments! 773 more words