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since last week, i’ve been in such a negative headspace. i really struggled to get out of bed. when i tried to run, i would so short of breath out of stress, anxiety, and sleep deprivation. the change in seasons has definitely brought a cloud of depression over me, but i am fighting it. 

but this morning, after over 9 hours of sleep, i woke up in a much better headspace, ready to conquer the day. 

i ran 10 miles (!!!) and i felt amazing. i broke out of the funk i’ve been in since spring break, and i felt so liberated and strong. 

i ended with a warm bowl of freshly made vegan curry atop a big bowl of rice. :) 

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A white man assaulted a black teen running a 5K because he was certain he was a mugger

On Oct. 14, 15-year-old black autistic teen Chase Coleman was participating in a cross-country run in Rochester, New York, when he accidentally strayed from the race route and onto a road.

57-year-old Martin MacDonald got out of his car yelling, “Get out of here,” and shoved Coleman, who is nearly non-verbal, to the ground. MacDonald told officers he believed Coleman was going to mug his wife, who was sitting in the passenger seat. Now the judge is adding insult to injury for Coleman.

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Meet the black woman who will run from NYC to DC to raise money for Planned Parenthood

  • The Republicans’ plan to defund Planned Parenthood along with repealing the Affordable Care Act won’t come without a fight — or a long, frigid run.
  • Alison Mariella Désir is a New York City-based running coach and founder of the Harlem Run running group. 
  • On Jan. 16, she’s teaming up with at least three other women to run 240 miles over five days from New York City to Washington, D.C., to raise money for Planned Parenthood. 
  • Just so it’s clear: That’s the equivalent of running two New York City marathons each day.
  • Désir hopes to raise $44k to support Planned Parenthood, an amount that honors the 44th president, Planned Parenthood ally Barack Obama. 
  • Less than a week out from the start of the run, she’s already brought in close to $30,000, according to her GoFundMe page.  Read more

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