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Monday, November 01, 2010



I think that you are right that our past created an almost undeniable need to be active. I love days when I'm sore. I think longingly of the days when I could barely move my legs for stiffness, only to go to the gym and create beauty with just my body. Well, that and someone yelling at me to do it. But I know what you mean. I am like you: running is my solace. I don't know what I would do if I had to stop. The crazies wouldn't be kept at bay.

I am jealous of your photos. Mom did good that year on photography. Ah, I miss us being those girls. Together. My blond sister.


I am a much different athlete now than when I was young. I was horrible at everything that I tried & very spindly & weak. Now, I feel strong & empowered. This makes me think I need to do a page or a post about this.


I suffer from the opposite problem. I was never an athlete as a kid. With the exception of skiing and some tennis lessons here and there, I never did any sports. I studied and read books. As I got older, I dieted. But I never exercised in any form. Now in my mid-thirties, I am trying to rectify that by learning to be more active and choosing to walk everyday. My muscles, my heart, and my soul are not used to the wear and tear that comes from daily exercise. I can't imagine being able to run fast and long. I am trying to keep the faith that with recurring attempts, I will eventually get there, but it's really hard to pickup the habit at this stage of my life. It's even harder to imagine all this causing a euphoric feeling instead of the pain, frustration, and inadequacy. So I can totally relate to the people who ask how you can do it and I hope that one day I can be one of those people who think "how can you not?"

i hope. i hope.

Air Force Ones

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today

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