24. Identical Twin. I love photograpy, writing, and running, even when they don't love me back. I've probably had more injuries in my running career than you can think of but I never let these trials get me down. I love challenges and proving the non-believers wrong :)

 

Here at the Ritz In Tucson!

Here at the Ritz In Tucson!

notjustrunnershigh:

crossfitters:

There is so much energy in this photo…

I’ve seen this photo on my dash five times this morning and I can’t stop thinking about it.

notjustrunnershigh:

crossfitters:

There is so much energy in this photo…

I’ve seen this photo on my dash five times this morning and I can’t stop thinking about it.

(Source: runningthroughthetrees)

It began when I joined that cross country team in high school. I started feeling confident. I became addicted to pushing myself harder and harder, never giving up on anything. I became a leader, realizing that running isn’t the only thing I can push myself to do well in. On a 10 mile run, I left my worries about other people’s opinions all over the road. Throughout the years, I left the hurt, stereotypes, sadness, and self-pity all over the trail behind me, like dirt. Pretty soon, the path in front of me began to look like no one had ever run on it before, like it was made just for me to brake the tape at the finish line, even though I had never really won a race. I became addicted to finding myself in every step, every breath. Every 5K was a work of art, a journey where I came closer and closer to who I was meant to be. And to think… it all started when I rolled out of bed at 7AM to join that crazy cross country team.

(via truerunner)

Off to AZ!

I know you guys haven’t heard from me in awhile but I’ve been super busy stressing over my meeting that is finally upon me!! I really can’t believe it and I’m so excited for Thursday to be here when it’s over and I can go spend 10 days with my twinny twin twin in Flagstaff.

I haven’t really been exercising because of how much I’ve been working and the stress has actually been making me sick, but I’m really eager to get back to it once I get home from AZ. And I’m seeing a doctor for my knee when I get home so hopefully I’ll have answers by the end of September.

I don’t know if I feel more excited or sick about the meeting but what I can say is that I feel like I’m on the brink of a real change. I’ve been seeing a therapist for quite some time now and things have been getting a lot better…I just think once this meeting is passed a huge weight will be lifted off my shoulders. I think actually going on a real vacation is going to be quite healing for me.

This will probably be my last substantial post until after the meeting but you never know. Erin is also running her first marathon today and I am so excited for her it’s unreal. I would have been there if it wasn’t annual meeting time.