I know I say it a lot but I’m gonna say it til the day I die. Thank you. I’m lying in my bed, at 11:11pm, listening to music, Everything Is Alright comes on and I start to cry. Months ago these tears would’ve been out of fear or sadness, now they’re out happiness and strength. Mark and the Markiplites changed and saved my life and I’ll never be able to find the proper words or way to thank them. Before to escape my pains I would do drugs and drink away my life, slowly dying a little bit every day; I hurt and I reached out for help, and I received it. Mark and the community were the gentle hands holding me up, believing in me and inspiring me to better myself and to move forward in life. Before I only had what felt like impossible dreams, but because I fought to live, I fought to breathe, I fought to move forward, my dreams became my reality. At 11:11pm on August 4th almost 7 months later, I’m sitting on my bed, in my apartment in Los Angeles, clean and clear minded, and filled with hope and comfort for tomorrow. I’ve been given an amazing gift from Mark and the community, the piece of mind that, everything is alright.
Probably the most helpful thing I’ve learned about running is to take long runs EASY. You have nothing to prove, and it’s not a race or a tempo. Relax and drop the pace.
I used to get injured a lot and I’d always burn out mid season because of trying to push the pace on long runs.
So I’m posting this to remind everyone to take it easy on your long runs. Don’t push it too hard because you need time to recover and build leg strength and endurance.
I’m going to my first ever solo Taylor concert on August 8th!!! It is also my first EVER CONCERT BY MYSELF.
Normally, I would be really nervous about this, because I don’t usually like doing these types of things alone. However, this era has given me the strength to find happiness in myself. Now that I am fully happy and confident, I am so ready to rage and have the time of my life alone! I DON’T NEED ANYONE WITH ME TO HAVE THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE.