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Should have ran a 10k today.

by It's A Secret on May 12, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My mother and I are both avid runners. Every year we run a race on Mothers' Day. This year, we had planned to do a 10k. Instead we spent it in the hospital. I can't run. I can barely walk. Our big race was replaced with a shaky walk down the hall and back. I don't think I've ever been this frustrated in my life. I just want to run again.


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