Yesterday, I ran the Newport Liberty Half Marathon (as a blogger partner â€” thank you so much for the free bib!) for the fourth time. (2015Â | 2012Â | 2010)It was my slowest time running it yet. It was probably the most grateful Iâ€™ve been to run and finish it yet. If Iâ€™m being completely honest, grief killed any motivation I had for training this summer. Some days, it was a miracle I made it to work and through the day.
A few years ago I was really upset that I’d gained some weight and weighed 143 pounds. Looking back at that post, all I can think is “that’s cute.” I now weigh nearly 20 pounds more than that. My clothes aren’t fitting well, and I’m looking at every recent photo of myself and critiquing it. Like this one, from the run last weekend. All I see is the “fluff” around my midsection, and I’m not talking about the tutu. Or this one of me and my intern, where all I see my puffy face.
Yesterday, I ran the Teal Walk/Run with my friends. Last year, I did it with my mom, and I was so so proud of her — for dominating ovarian cancer, for finishing this walk just 3 months after finishing treatment that zapped all of her energy. Last year, we said we’d do it every year, and I plan on doing it every year I can for the rest of my life. For her, for me, to do anything I can to raise money and awareness. My amazing friends signed up with me, and we made a team: Team Carol.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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