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  1. Neila at |

    Hi Dana,

    We met awhile back at the beach- I’m the one from Atlanta that’s working at UEW. Lydia shared this link and it popped up on my feed.

    I just wanted to say that I enjoyed your post. I am also a runner and run 3-4 times a week in the area. I purposefully avoid main roads because of the attention I bring and stick to the dirt backroads- makes me feel like I’m trail running. While at first I was a spectacle when I ran by, now it’s normal and I’ve forged relationships with people on my route. Even though they are short exchanges- I try to practice my Fante- I appreciate them very much and they’ve become very important to me. I run at 7am as many children are on the way to school- their smiles and “good mornings” make my day.

    When I do deviate from my 3 set routes and venture out to the main road, I often get asked “where’s your friend?” I think they are referring to you and your running partner!

    Run on!

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