Running into the Future

The Teenager has been taller than me for about two years; granted, I am the shortest woman I know, but still . . . .  She has been faster than me for much longer: her new PR in the 1 mile is now 5:47.  I wonder what it feels like to be so fast, whether it feels like freedom.  When she was 20 months old, we bought her a pair of shoes from a street vendor in China.  She stumped around in those shoes for over  a year — they were always a little loose because she went through a period when she did not grow at all.  And now, look at her fly!

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