Posted August 09, 2018 12:14:50When I was in high school, I used to get up at 6:00 a.m. every morning for a two-hour exercise class, and after lunch, my parents would drive me to the gym.
I was hooked, and it was just the beginning of my exercise regimen.
As I gained weight, I was seeing my body become more muscular and muscular people started asking me about my exercise goals.
At first, I thought they were just teasing me, but then one day, I told my mother that I was training for an upcoming race.
She was so excited to see that I had serious plans to run that I didn’t want to be late.
She told me that if I didn, she would have to take me to see my doctor.
She did not want me to miss any training.
When I went to see her the next day, the doctor asked me what I was doing for the race.
I told her that I planned to run the New York City Marathon in July.
She asked me if I was going to run in the marathon.
I said, “Yes.”
The next day I ran.
My mom, a trained runner herself, told me she had run the Boston Marathon twice, so she knew what I wanted to do.
I took it as a compliment.
When I got to the race, I ran faster than I had ever run before.
The race was a blast.
I had no idea what I would be doing, but I was determined to be the best runner I could be.
The next day was my first race, and I ran the 2:18:02 half marathon.
My body was not ready for a full marathon, so I thought, I’m going to make up some distance and maybe run one or two miles.
The next morning, my heart was racing.
I didn I have a plan for running the marathon?
I was on a track.
The course was not long, but it was still quite long.
I ran it, and then, just as I was about to cross the finish line, I noticed a little girl with a smile on her face, and she asked me, “Mom, what do you think you are doing?”
I told her I had been practicing yoga.
She said, You’re just trying to get ready for the marathon.
“I told my mom, “Yoga is about finding the moment of truth, and finding your inner calmness.
I’m trying to find peace in the moment, and to not think about anything but the race.
“I ran as fast as I could, and the next morning my heart raced again.
My mom told me to stay focused and that I should just let my mind drift.
I was feeling so much better.
I knew that I could keep going, and if I kept going, I would win.
I felt confident.
I kept running.
The whole day was a blur.
I got in the shower, washed my face, cleaned my teeth, and washed my clothes.
I started thinking about my parents and my mother’s family and my grandmother.
I looked at my phone, and my heart sank.
I thought about how much I hated my parents.
My mother loved me, so why was she so upset about something that was supposed to be about me?
I had never been this depressed before.
I spent hours trying to think of ways to make things better.
But the more I tried, the more hopeless I became.
My mind would wander.
I would not let myself think of my mom.
She had always been the most supportive person.
She made me feel like a child, but she had never told me how much she loved me.
The only person she talked to was my father, who was also my race coach.
My thoughts were racing.
My eyes were bloodshot.
My arms were shaking.
I hated myself for letting myself be so depressed.
I cried for hours.
Then I came to a decision.
I decided to run.
My first race was an easy one.
I put on my running shoes and started to run around.
I went around the course as fast and hard as I possibly could.
As my feet touched the ground, I looked up and saw my mother standing next to me.
She started crying.
My father had never seen her cry, and when he saw her, he hugged her and told her he loved her.
My parents, who had never met before, were there for me.
My dad was not a runner, but he loved running.
We would watch our kids run around the neighborhood, and he told us that if we could run in our backyard and we could play outside and have fun, that would make all the difference.
The first time I ran in front of him, my father told me not to be so scared.
He told me it was my duty to be strong and not to panic.
I think about all those times I had to stop running, and how I felt.
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