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Frank Shorter -- Child Abuse Survivor (Read 1519 times)

      Thanks for pointing out the article, which I'm still working through. My wife's from Middletown. We're there every other month. I've run the Orange Classic (kinda Frank's race), and my FIL coached CC & Track the next town over when Frank was at his peak so he comes up in many running conversations when I'm there. This adds an extra dimension to it all.

        Pretty interesting article from Runner's World.

         

        Thanks for sharing this. Its motivating to read about people who have been given the very short end of the stick achieve greatness in whatever they do ..

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        Fat butt on couch

          Dang....

          "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

           

            That was a very tough read, but well worth the time.  Thanks for posting it Jeff.

            E.J.
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            Queen of 3rd Place

              Oh, that was painful.

               

              Great quote in there, btw

              "I never went into a race focused on winning," he says. "I went in wanting to find out." 

              2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division

                so sad.

                steph  

                 

                OCD  If you don't laugh...   

                  With me there was no physical abuse but there was emotional abuse and neglect like it was cool.  I was always accused of using running to get away from, like running away from my problems, but have realized that I always ran to deal with my problems.  It was therapy in disguise.  I have gained info and support and so much more from the many running companions and friends through the years.  I think running is a great tool when it comes to rehabilitation of the mind.  I would be lost without running and still use it to this day like it was a therapist or shrink or what have ya!  Adam Goucher was from a broken home as well and used running to transform into a solid member of society.

                   

                  Here is to running!  Cheers

                  "You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas"  Davy Crockett

                    Thanks so much for posting the link. I hope most of you cannot relate to this. I would encourage you to change the title to "Frank Shorter- Child Abuse Survivor" lest someone just read the title and not the article.... thank you


                    Ostrich runner

                      Thanks so much for posting the link. I hope most of you cannot relate to this. I would encourage you to change the title to "Frank Shorter- Child Abuse Survivor" lest someone just read the title and not the article.... thank you

                       

                      I thought of that too, and then said to myself "nobody would ever get that confused, we're talking about Frank Shorter." Of course, that's what everybody said about his dad.

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