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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Fall Girls

These are the girls from the Fall season of Girls on the Run. They are beautiful sweethearts.

This season was harder for me than the Spring season. My heart wanted to be in it as much as possible -- and it was -- but my stress levels from all my medical dilemmas and of course, my own family's hectic schedule just took a little bit of the edge of loving it as much as I should.

I spoke about my high blood pressure to the girls, as it was keeping me from running the half marathon I had been struggling to train for. The very next practice, the beautiful Ellie asked me, privately, if I was feeling better. Those moments are what I dream of when I'm out with these girls -- a true connection.

All of the girls -- fourteen of them -- completed the Reindeer Romp 5K this past December. And all of these girls, who went to different schools and started out as strangers to one another, bonded so strongly that they would be remiss if they are unable to keep in touch.

I won't be coaching in the Spring. When I am busy with my own schedule, I feel like I'm cheating the girls out of my time and attention. I'm going to miss it SO MUCH but I hope I can make time for it again VERY SOON.

In the meantime, I'll be on the sidelines as CJ goes for her second season of GOTR. I was her running buddy at the Reindeer Romp and had the most amazing time watching, and just participating, with her. I want to do that again next season.

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