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NSV: Running with my Grandma <3

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Old 08-17-2011, 03:52 AM   #1
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My best friend couldn't work out with me as usual, since she was sick tonight. Normally we go on a brisk walk for an hour on our walking nights, with a few brief jogging intervals. I've been feeling like I could jog longer and maybe even run a little for awhile now, but I felt bad leaving my friend behind, so I've stuck with her. Tonight, I needed to get some emotions out--I had just come from visiting my grandpa, who's been very depressed since my grandma's death almost 3 months ago. I should mention, we were very close, and she was my biggest weight loss cheerleader. I still talk to her all the time, and I feel her presence in nature very strongly, particularly in a certain star--I can always find her. I just know it's her--does anyone know what I mean? Anyway, it was beautiful out, the perfect weather. The sky looked amazing with clouds covering most of it and the moon breaking through. I just felt like I needed speed, so I jogged for half of my walk, and then, it happened. I looked up and saw my grandma's star shining through the clouds--the only star in the sky. I flew. I ran faster than I have ever run in my entire life. It was amazing...and I left some of my pain on the pavement and came home in a better frame of mind. I miss you so much Grandma, but I know you're still cheering me on!
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
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awh. That is so sweet.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:13 AM   #3
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You made me tear up. My gram passed away in Sept of 07 and not only was she my grandmother but my best friend too. Every time I see a Hummingbird I know she is with me and supporting me.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:51 AM   #4
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You brought tears to my eyes. You know she's with you xoxo that's amazing she's still your biggest cheerleader. Such a gift!
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:52 PM   #5
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I totally understand what you are saying... and made me feel a bit teary reading it. Our inspiration can come from anywhere/anyone... and you have your grandmother as yours for your big milestone!!!! Great job!
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Wow that was really sweet. I'm all teary-eyed typing this now. She's still your cheerleader.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:34 PM   #7
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I can relate to this. My mom died a few years ago and she was my best friend...best everything. Whenever I feel like I can't run another minute, I hear her in my head, cheering me on. It makes me continue. Your grandma is with you and will be always.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:25 PM   #8
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Thank you all so much! I got teary eyed reading your responses, so I guess we're even

Lauralyn That's wonderful! Hummingbirds are so beautiful

Fitmom That's awesome that you can hear your mom cheering you on

Thank you again everyone, I'm glad you could relate!
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