I'm a bad blogging friend -- I had a TON of blog entries piling up in my Feedly queue. One of them was Roni Noone's Good Morning America appearance wherein she talks about having her progress photos stolen by a company in order to hawk diet products.
Well shame on me for waiting this long. Because at 0:31, I saw something very special and that reminded me of just how much I love Roni.
Roni decided to keep after the 5K:
I couldn't run the 5k because (1) my back doesn't like the compression from hard ground and (2) at the time, it had been about 15 years since I tried to run even a single mile on hard ground. Little did I know that a year later, I'd start running on hard ground as a way to second-guess the narrative that I've been telling myself. It still hurts to run on hard ground, but no more than it does to do any sort of workout. And I have to do it in moderation and at a lower distance than I can the elliptical.
Anyways.... seeing that sign in the video just reminded me how much we give to each other in this community -- little slices of ourselves as keepsakes to the other to remind us that we're not alone, that we're a family, and not only that we're loved, but we're beloved.