I have another random Friday post for you. I have lots of different things to share, but they are kind of all over the place...So here you go - a glimpse into my little scatterbrain.
I am headed to the race expo on my lunch hour today to pick up my race kit. I am excited and a little nervous, but after my small emotional meltdown follow last Saturday's Race, I have made peace with where I am today.
I can only...
Start where I am
Where I am in 5 months post-op, from my 4th surgery in just over 3 years. I know that rebuilding is hard and takes time.
Use what I have
I have the ability to preserve, fight, and keep on trying. So if Sunday is not my day, I know there will be others. And this only one small part of a much bigger journey
Do what I can
I have trained as best I could over the past few months, and I have done my best to rest and respect my limits this week. So Sunday I will run hard, and be proud of whatever result I end up with.
A lot of you read my original catfish story, left comments, and gave advice on the whole situation. In my original post I asked for the person responsible to consider contacting me so I could understand their side of things. Many of you have asked if I ever heard from them - and the answer is YES.
I found out who she really is. It was actually someone I had been regularly chatting with on Social Media for almost a year. She created this fake profile around the same time that she initially reached out to me. We talked via Facebook Messager for over an hour last week.
To be honest I still don't understand it.
I was expecting some sort of concrete answer or deeper understanding of it all.
But I didn't leave with that.
What I will say, is that we ended the conversation with forgiveness. Whatever her motives and whatever her reasons I believe that most people are struggling with a battle that we don't always understand. So my hope is that she will learn from this experience, gain self-acceptance, and find happiness.
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Hope you are all having a great week!
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