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Episode 56: Gaining Confidence in Junior Year

Season 6 - Life in High School
Season 6 - Life in High School
Episode 56: Gaining Confidence in Junior Year
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Show Notes

I went Into junior year a different person: I wasn’t with science guy anymore, I had a table at lunch, and my running improved. Along with the good there was such chaos though. My drinking problems began and I got into unsafe relationships with older men. In this episode, I explore my feelings recovering from trauma and finding my people. 

Key Takeaways: 

[2:52] I went into junior year a very different person

[3:54] Women had less rights in the 70s and 80s 

[5:25] Trying to process being sexually assaulted 

[6:58] Feeling grown up and improving my running time

[8:21] Having a table to sit with at lunch because of track 

[8:55] The fearsome five group of runners

[11:23] Running 35 miles a week 

[13:14] Being in relationships with people significantly older than me 

[15:45] Trying cross country, alienating people, and quitting 

[18:22] Meeting Marty, my future college roommate 

[21:02] Streaking in a hotel and getting caught by the cops 

[23:46] Science guy was with several others when he was with me 

[24:36] Feeling like I belonged in junior year and gaining confidence 

[27:04] Learning about anorexia and how it impacts runners 

[29:06] My problem with drinking began 

[31:41] Getting drunk at a dance, smacking into a wall, and getting confronted 

[33:49] How my running time improved throughout high school

[35:54] Realizing science guy wasn’t in love with me and my parents finding out 

[38:33] Seeing Molly in younger me 

[39:40] People are more vocal about child abuse now 

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