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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
50.850.000.000.000.0050.85
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.300.000.000.000.001.30

~~Running Streak: 344     Days on HRT: 225

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 345     Days on HRT: 226

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.300.000.000.000.001.30

~~Running Streak: 346     Days on HRT: 227

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 347     Days on HRT: 228

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 349     Days on HRT: 229

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.600.000.000.000.001.60

Running Streak: 349     Days on HRT: 230

VERY BIG DAY TODAY!!!

~~I had the hearing for my name and gender marker change; it was scheduled for 2:30 PM.  I had been waiting and preparing for this hearing for months.  I needed to be prepared, because judges have been denying gender changes.  I had done a lot of research on the damaging psychological effects of Gender Dysphoria Disorder (luckily I’m getting my Bachelor’s degree in psychology, so I already knew quite a bit), and I did research on the legal side of the spectrum.  Once I found out which judge was assigned to my case, I did research on her to find out anything I could that would help me. 

Earlier in the day on August 6th, I got a call from the courthouse saying they will need to reschedule, so, I decided to come work some overtime, as it was my Monday off.  I left home at 2:00  pm, and just as I was nearing work, I got another call from the courthouse; they made a mistake and meant to call someone else to reschedule! I told them I was nearby and would be there shortly (it was now 2:20 pm).  I had 10 minutes to get there, find parking and run from my car to the entrance nearly a block away.  I ran up the stairs and made it to the courtroom exactly at 2:30! 

There were three other cases along with mine; the judge saved mine for last, thank goodness.  The other three cases only took about 10 to 15 minutes each; normally, name and gender change hearings don’t take very long. She may have anticipated that mine would be much longer because of a letter I wrote to her the week before, explaining the importance of transgender people, whom suffer from Gender Dysphoria Disorder, being allowed to have their gender markers legally changed.

I took a great deal of time writing that letter and I even included a very fitting quote from her (the judge).  I found the quote from an interview she had done in September of 2017, before she took the bench as the first female judge in this district; the quote read:

“One person can really change the trajectory of future generations.  I think it’s easy to become cynical about people saying they want to change, and never do.  But I know it can be done.  And if I can be a person that inspires people to do better, even if it’s one person, one person’s life is a big deal to me.  I wouldn’t underestimate people because I know they can change, and they can build their life any direction that is positive if they want to.” 

After that quote, I told her that by granting the gender change, she would literally be changing the trajectory of, not only my life but, future generations, as well. 

We began my hearing around 3:15 pm and I was prepared to be there all night if I needed to. We had several discussions regarding gender issues and the psychological effects that occur with people that are transgender and suffer from Gender Dysphoria Disorder.  We also had discussions about past, current and upcoming attempts to change legislation. I went in well prepared to discuss these issues with her because, currently, there is no legislation in our state in which judges can have guidance to make determinations on whether or not they should grant gender changes.

She said my letter was very thoughtful, thought-provoking, and inspiring and thanked me for writing the letter. She also mentioned that she was, initially, going to deny my gender change, because of the lack of legislation. However, after she told me that, she happily informed me that I had educated her very well on gender issues throughout the hearing, and that she had learned quite a bit that she hadn’t previously known.

She commended me for being so passionate and wanting to help others with gender issues, and then told me that I clearly know what I’m talking about, and I’m very courageous, and praised me for knowing quite a bit about the legal side. She apologized that I had suffered with Gender Dysphoria Disorder most of my life, and noted that I am obviously not doing this on a whim. She then told me I looked beautiful and said, “Congratulations, miss Addison Quinn Gardiner!  I will grant the name AND gender change, and I wish you nothing but the best with your future as, not only a therapist, but as a female therapist!” 

I sat there speechless, with happy tears rolling down my cheeks. The bailiff brought over a box of tissues and I wiped away the tears of joy, but they kept coming. Haha. The judge was leaning her chin on her hand and looking at me with such a pleasant smile. Once I composed myself, I told her thank you for listening to me and for not dismissing anything I said and told her how huge this was to me and so many others that have been rooting for me. I asked if I could shake her hand and she said she would be honored to shake my hand. Wow!  I said goodbye and began making my way to exit the courtroom.

Just as I got to the doors, over the microphone, she said, "Miss Gardiner....hold your head high and be very proud of yourself for this accomplishment. You did something today that not many people can say they have done. You educated a judge during your own hearing. You literally inspired me today and not many people have ever done that!  Miss Gardiner, you are one of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life, and I am honored that I got the chance to meet you. Now I want to thank you. I want to thank you because, from here on out, I won't have to deny so many gender changes. You weren't only fighting for yourself, you were fighting for a lot of people. Be proud, be very, very proud!"  Then she asked if she could give me a hug, and that's a no brainer. I'll take a hug any time, any day. Hugs are the best!!! 
We hugged and said goodbye and I exited the courtroom. Right outside the door there is a bench. I sat right down on that bench and just soaked it all in for nearly 45 minutes. Then I went out to the car and sat there for another 45 minutes, just savoring all of it. 😊  Best day EVER!!!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak:350      Days on HRT: 231

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.300.000.000.000.001.30

~~Running Streak: 351    Days on HRT: 232

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 352     Days on HRT: 233

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.500.000.000.000.001.50

~~Running Streak: 353     Days on HRT: 234

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 354     Days on HRT: 235

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.300.000.000.000.001.30

~~Running Streak: 355     Days on HRT: 236

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 356     Days on HRT: 237

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.500.000.000.000.001.50

~~Running Streak: 357     Days on HRT: 238

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 169.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.300.000.000.000.001.30

~~Running Streak: 358     Days on HRT: 239

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 359     Days on HRT: 240

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 360     Days on HRT: 241

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.300.000.000.000.001.30

~~Running Streak: 361    Days on HRT: 242

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 262     Days on HRT: 243

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 169.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak:  363    Days on HRT: 244

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 169.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 364     Days on HRT: 245

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 169.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.650.000.000.000.003.65

*******************************************

One Year Running Streak Completed

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~~Running Streak: ***365***   Days on HRT: 246

Sorry it took me such a long time to FINALLY post nearly one month of runs.  But hey, I did it!!!  I completed one full year of running at least one mile every day.  I have no plans to stop and I'll keep going as long as my body (or mind) will allow.  Bring on year number 2 of the running streak!!!

Thanks Coach and Rhett for checking in on me every now and then.  It's been a very busy, hectic, and exciting month for me.  Check out my post on August 6th.  It's a long read, but well worth it :)

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 168.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak:  366    Days on HRT: 247

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.300.000.000.000.001.30

~~Running Streak:  367    Days on HRT: 248

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.700.000.000.000.003.70

~~Running Streak:  368    Days on HRT: 249

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 166.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 369     Days on HRT: 250

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak: 370     Days on HRT: 251

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.500.000.000.000.001.50

~~Running Streak: 371     Days on HRT: 252

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.300.000.000.000.001.30

~~Running Streak: 372     Days on HRT: 253

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 166.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.400.000.000.000.001.40

~~Running Streak:  373    Days on HRT: 254

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.600.000.000.000.004.60

~~Running Streak:  374    Days on HRT: 255

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
50.850.000.000.000.0050.85
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 167.65
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