UPCOMING EVENTS for 2016: Puerto Rico Marathon (March), Virginia/Pennsylvania Marathon Double (April), Cedro Peak Ultra 45k (April), Quicksilver 50k (May) NUT 50k (June) Lake Tahoe Trail 50K (July), Cloudsplitter 55K (October)

It's never too late to be what you might have been. --George Eliot

Athena is the Goddess of wisdom and war. In 2005, I declared war on my own bad tendencies: sloth, being fat, compacency, and being too old for adventure. This is the story of how I went from being someone who never stood when she could sit, to being an ultrarunner, marathoner, and triathlete. Along the way I've cried, laughed, fallen, gotten up, lost, won, hallucinated, been dehydrated, DNF'ed, and been DFL.
I also swear. Alot.
"You're never too old to be what you might have been" --George Eliot

Saturday, September 04, 2010

It's simpler here.

"Pardon?"

It's simpler here. 

"In jail?  How is it simpler in jail?"

I don't have to do so much.  There's a lot of food.  There's a bed.  There's someone to wake me up, and tell me when to go to school.  I don't have to so much---stuff.   It's complicated on the outside.

"When you're not in jail, what do you do?"

I have to get myself something to eat.  Lots of times, I could go to my auntie's and she would give me something to eat, but that was at night.

"What about school?"

I didn't know how to get signed up.  When it was time to sign up, my mom was gone.

"Gone?"

She went somewhere with her boyfriend.  I ain't sayin' I'm always where I outta be.  But at least here, there's like, you know....the same stuff, every day.  Someone always tells me what to do next.  I sleep better here, too. 

"A routine.  You mean a routine?  What it sounds like you're saying is, you have to figure out everything on your own on the outside."

Yeah. 

"Are you telling me you sleep better in jail?"

I don't have to think so much.  Stuff happens the way I expect most days.  I don't worry so much. 

"Is there anything else you want me to know about you?  Anything else I should know?"

Ummm....I can't think of anything.  Wait - also, they got me glasses here.  And I got to see a dentist.


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6 comments:

  1. Its so true!! I've heard the same story plenty of times! What about a GED and a College degree as well?!! Life is better for some!

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  2. Interesting - I believe it.

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  3. Let's hope "mom" doesn't have any more kids with her "boyfriend"-

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  4. I'm a high school teacher...I hear the same thing all the time. Sad...

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