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Trying to Develop a New Me

Create

My blog is all about me finding my voice and working on coming out of this Fort-Knox shell I have built to protect myself. So, in a sense, I am trying to create a new lifestyle and create a new me.

A life where 90% of the time I am happy, not the other way around. And by creating a new me, I won’t be anxious, paranoid, and depressed. A “me” is no longer afraid of her emotions and afraid to get close to others or express how I feel.

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Finding Happiness within Me

via Daily Prompt: Puncture

Puncture is defined as a small hole in a tire that results in the escaping of air.

I’m all for metaphors…

In this post think of my anxiety and depression as the tire.

I am starting to feel myself pull away from how I used to be and away from being dependent on others for my happiness. I am finding myself and finding my passion. I am learning that

I am learning that I enjoy being independent, but being independent doesn’t mean alone. I love my internship and I love working. I am feeling myself develop and grow and this is only my third day.

I feel like I’m slowly starting to branch out and my walls are slowly going down. I can’t wait to go through summer and see how much I develop personally and professionally.

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Taking time off…

via Daily Prompt: Taper

I am finally home and feels like it has been forever since I have posted (only 3 days). I am happy to have time off from the track, so the word of the day is very fitting.

Tapering can mean to diminish or to gradually narrow. I am scaling back my hours spent on the track and taking a break. I also started my internship yesterday and absolutely LOVE it.

It feels like a new beginning and a fresh start, one step closer to becoming an independent business woman.

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Post-Race Day

Tender  

Rolling over as I hear my alarm sound, my body reminds me that last night I raced.

I feel my hamstrings ache and instantly I flashback to the fact that last night I ran.

Standing up, as I precede to walk to the bathroom, my ankles crack and pop releasing stiffness.

My soreness consumes my body and I begin to walk in favor of the parts of my body that are the most sore.

Post-race soreness has always been a good type of pain, but, only when you run your best. I’d much rather have run well and been sore, than to have ran horribly and been sore.

 

 

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What Running Has Done For Me

Every runner when asked about running think about the grueling practices and rewarding races, but I’d like to write about what running has done for me, the positives only. (Although, tough practices that make you question why you run, is something I can go on and on about.)

The biggest thing running has done for me (and my family) is a free education. That is the most rewarding thing and something that I am truly proud of. It makes me feel as if my parents’ sacrifices were 100% worth it. The money spent on weekends traveling to meets (gas, hotel, food, etc.) has been essentially paid back to them in a round about way. I am so proud and happy that I was able to earn this scholarship.

I have met so many people through running throughout the years, I’ve made lifelong friends and developed relationships that will last forever. I also met my boyfriend through running (I know what you’re thinking “my boyfriend”, really? But, we’ve been together almost 3 years officially, 3 and a half unofficially).

I get to travel around the world (literally), as well as around the country to new and exciting places. Last summer, I made the IAAF World U-20 team and traveled to Bydgoszcz, Poland to compete for USA.

Running has brought me so many lows and a tremendous amount of highs. The good definitely outweighs the bad, so I am so proud to be a runner and to have a special connection to Global Running Day.

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Mentally Preparing for Nationals

via Daily Prompt: Polish

When I saw the word of the day, I instantly thought of nail polish, then polishing something to make something fresh and or shiny. This word of prompt of the day is fitting. I race tomorrow, so today is all about polishing my mind and harnessing my mental toughness as I prepare for my race at nationals tomorrow. I am very excited about running and blessed to have the opportunity to do so.

This word of prompt of the day is fitting. I race tomorrow, so today is all about polishing my mind and harnessing my mental toughness as I prepare for my race at nationals tomorrow. I am very excited about running and blessed to have the opportunity to do so.

 

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Natty: What I Aspire to Be

via Daily Prompt: Natty

Natty. Simply defined as smart and fashionable.

This makes me think about all of the hard-working, independent women out there.

Something has always made me fascinated by and drawn to being independent and being a woman in the workplace. And even better, an African-American woman in the workplace.

Being a business woman and successful in my career is someething I aspire to be.

I also believe that we live in a time where there are so many positive role models to look up to and at the top, Michelle Obama.

I aspire to be what natty is defined as.